Sierra Wireless EM7565

Get started with the Sierra Wireless EM7565

The Sierra Wireless EM7565 mini PCIe (mPCIe) supports 4G LTE Advanced Pro Cat-12 global connectivity with 3G fallback. The modem is designed for Europe and North America and is perfectly suited for private LTE networks as it supports band 48, also referred to as CBRS.

  • 4G bands: B1 (FDD 2100),B2 (FDD 1900),B3 (FDD 1800),B4 (FDD 1700 / AWS),B5 (FDD 850),B7 (FDD 2600), B8 (FDD 900),B9 (FDD 1800),B12 (FDD 700ac),B13 (FDD 700c),B18 (FDD 800),B19 (FDD 800),B20 (FDD 800DD),B26 (FDD 850),B28 (FDD 700),B29 (SDL 700),B30 (FDD 2300),B32 (SDL 1500),B41 (TDD 2500),B42 (TDD 3500),B43 (TDD 3600),B46 (TDD 5200),B48 (TDD 3600),B66 (FDD 1700 / AWS-3)

  • 3G bands: B1 (2100),B2 (1900),B19 (800),B8 (900),B4 (AWS),B5 (850),B6 (800),B9 (1700)


  • Monogoto SIM

  • Sierra Wireless EM7565 mini PCIE

  • An adapter to connect to the EM7565, possibly a USB dongle or AirPrime MC Series Dev Kit

Quick Navigation

Getting Started

Start by connecting the LTE antenna

Add the Monogoto SIM

Power up the LTE modem

Connect your computer to the modem You may use a terminal program on your PC to configure the EM7565. You can use PuTTY for Windows, or screen, minicom, or coolterm / miniterm for Mac or Linux.

For Windows users. You need to install a driver to start using the EM7565. You can download the driver here.

Connect the EM7565 to Monogoto

Keep the AT Commands manual next to you for more details about the commands. Click here to download the latest version.

Reset the modem to its default configuration:


Set the error reporting to verbose, resulting in more descriptive error messages (optional):


Check the status of the SIM card. The correct response should be: +CPIN: READY


If you receive an error, the SIM may not be inserted properly or the SIM is protected with a PIN. By default, Monogoto SIMs are not PIN-protected.

Query device information

Request the product type, hardware, and firmware version:


Request the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity):


Request the ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card ID), which is the identification number of the SIM card


Network Configuration

It is possible to let the modem select the network automatically or to manually define a network to connect with.

Option 1: Automatic Network Selection

To set the modem to automatic network selection enter the command:


Check the network and cellular technology the modem is currently using:


Expected response: +COPS: 0,0,"<name of operator>",X. The last digit indicates the cellular technology:

2 indicates 3G 7 indicates 4G

Option 2: Manual Network Selection

Start with searching for available networks:


It may take several minutes before the modem responds.

The modem responds with the names and the MCCMNC codes of the available networks. It also shows the cellular technologies the networks support:

+COPS: (1,"T-Mobile NL","TMO NL","20416",0),(1,"NL KPN","NL KPN","20408",0),(1,"vodafone NL","voda NL","20404",0),(2,"NL KPN","NL KPN","20408",7),(1,"vodafone NL","voda NL","20404",7),(1,"T-Mobile NL","TMO NL","20416",7),,(0,1,2,3,4),(0,)


To find which of the networks Monogoto has roaming agreements with, review the Coverage lists.

Check the network and cellular technology the modem is currently using:


Expected response: +COPS: 0,0,"<name of operator>",X. The last digit indicates the cellular technology.

Manually set the network and the cellular technology:

Monogoto's private LTE network is indicated with the MCCMNC code: 315010. To connect to the private LTE network, enter:


Replace XXXXX with the MCCMNC code of your operator, for example"315010" for Monogoto private LTE. Use 7 for LTE. It is possible to leave the value for setting the cellular technology out, allowing the modem to select the RAT by itself.

Check the radio signal strength and signal quality:


+CSQ returns 2 values separated by a comma. The first value represents the signal strength and provides a value between 0 and 31; higher numbers indicate better signal strength. The second value represents the signal quality indicated by a value between 0 and 7. If AT+CSQ returns 99,99, the signal is undetectable or unknown.

Define the cellular band(s) (optional)

It is possible to lock the modem to specific bands for specific technologies. This may result in a faster boot cycle as the modem does not need to scan for available bands at startup.

To read the available options, enter:


Expected response:

Index, Name
00, All bands
01, Europe 3G
02, North America 3G
06, Europe
07, North America
09, LTE ALL     

To lock the modem to European bands, enter:


Query Network information

Return the operational status, including the Radio Access Technology (RAT) and the band used:


Example response:

Current Time:  2196             Temperature: 30
Reset Counter: 1                Mode:        ONLINE
System mode:   LTE              PS state:    Attached
LTE band:      B48              LTE bw:      20 MHz
LTE Rx chan:   55340            LTE Tx chan: 55340
EMM state:     Registered       Normal Service
RRC state:     RRC Connected
IMS reg state: No Srv

PCC RxM RSSI:  -89              PCC RxM RSRP:  -117
PCC RxD RSSI:  -95              PCC RxD RSRP:  -140
Tx Power:      --               TAC:         0001 (1)
RSRQ (dB):     -8.1             Cell ID:     04146615 (68445717)
SINR (dB):      6.8

Network Activation

Set the APN to data.mono:


Validate if the APN is set correctly:


Expected response: +CGDCONT: 1,"IP","data.mono","",0,0,0,0,0,0

Activate the PDP (packet data protocol) context:


Test if the PDP context is activated:


Expected response: +CGACT: 1,1

Validate if your device received an IP address:


Expected response: +CGPADDR: 1,XX.XXX.XX.XXX

Do you see an IP address? Congratulations! You’ve successfully connected the Sierra Wireless modem to Monogoto 🎉

Have a look at the Things logs in the Monogoto Console to find more details about the established connection.

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