The primary role of impOS 46 is to add generic Quectel modem support to the imp006 module. This support centers on using the modem as a host for the imp006’s Internet connection and extends to making Global Navigation by Satellite Services (GNSS) functionality available via the imp API GNSS methods introduced in impOS 44 where the module itself supports it.
It should be noted that Quectel produces a very wide range of modules, not all of which have been tested — or can be tested — with impOS 46. We have fully tested this release with these modems:
Additionally, basic functionality checks have also been made with these modems:
If you developing imp006-based hardware with these latter modules, or other Quectel modules not listed here, please let us know what if any issues you encounter.
|LTE Cat 1||✅||✅||✅|
|LTE Cat 4||✅|
|LTE Cat M1||✅||✅|
|impOS GNSS API Supported||✅||✅||✅|
Note Fully supported modems have been tested using all the Radio Access Technologies they work with.
Electric Imp versions impOS™ releases as follows: odd-numbered major versions are pre-releases and even-numbered major versions are production-quality releases. As such, impOS 46 builds on impOS 45.4, which was not made available on general release. For information on changes and bug-fixes implemented in the various minor releases of impOS 45, please see the relevant release notes. This document will focus on changes made following the release of impOS 46.
impOS 46 targets the imp006 module only — it supports hardware not available on earlier imps, which will not receive impOS 46 for this reason.
Note This release branches from impOS 45.4, so please see the 45 release notes for earlier changes.
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