THALES EHS6 Wireless Module Global 3G with Java User Guide

3GCinterion®EHS6 Wireless Module Global 3G with Java ™ embedded


Five Band 3G HSPA Java embedded
Multi Design Capability (LGA) RLS Monitoring (Jamming Detection)
USB 2.0 High-Speed Compatible Advanced Temperature Management
Embedded TCP/IP Stack eCall / ERA GLONASS Compliant
FOTA ConfigurableFree of Charge Bearer Independent Protocol

The flagship Cinterion® EHS6 is the 5 the generation of Thales’s Java embedded machine-to-machine (M2M) modules, which have simplified highly efficient, end-to-end industrial communication for the last decade. Thales’s Java strategy enables customers and partners to leverage the massive Java ecosystem by offering a powerful ARM11 architecture to reduce complexity and speed application integration. The tiny EHS6 module offers the latest Java ME 3.2 client runtime platform optimized for resource-constrained M2M applications. It significantly reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) and time to market by sharing internal resources such as memory, a large existing codebase, and proven software building blocks.The improved Java concept uses Multi MIDlet Java execution to simultaneously host and run multiple applications and protocols. An extended security concept with the latest TLS/SSL engine provides secure and reliable TCP/IP connectivity while an enriched internal flash file system enables free-of-charge firmware updates over-the-air (FOTA) when required. Sophisticated sandbox modeling and layered architectures simplify device management (DM) and separate mobile network

operator approvals from application code development, allowing simultaneous progress of both phases for a shorter time to market.Providing the capability for multiple designs from one solution, the newest addition to Thales’s Industrial platform is an ideal module for M2M applications migrating from 2G to 3G that require cost-efficiency along with global connectivity. EHS6 offers five-band HSPA to support high bandwidth connectivity, enabling speeds up to 7.2 Mbps in downlink and 5.7 Mbps in uplink and rounds out the existing portfolio comprised of the Evolution platform.EHS6 comes in Thales’s unique Land Grid Array (LGA) package perfectly suited to the manufacturing needs of small, high-volume M2M devices with a focus on reliable and efficient processes.The ultra-compact hardware design incorporates minimal power consumption, optimized heat dissipation even under harsh operating conditions, and an extended product lifecycle to guarantee long product availability. EHS6 supports common industrial interfaces such as USB, serial interfaces, I²C and various GPIO’s to be connected with the Java engine.

Global 3G with Java™ Embedded

BIP (Bearer Independent Protocol)

BIP secures broadband speed to eUICC (MIM / classic) to enable On-Demand Provision Service (OPS) and Remote Application Management by direct communication between eUICC and network based on internal TCP/IP stack. As a result it enables instant data connectivity on 1st use of a device, as well as a flexible mobile subscription throughout the lifecycle and a reduced number of customer device variants.

Analog Audio

The EHS6 platform incorporates a variant supporting high-quality digital and analog audio, which is often needed in alarm systems or e-call/ERA GLONASS solutions.

Java ™Java offers easy and fast application development, a broad choice of tools, high code reusability, easy maintenance, a proven security concept, on-device debugging as well as multithreading programming and program execution.

Thales M2M Support includes:

  • Personal design-in consulting for hardware and software
  • Extensive RF test capabilities
  • GCF/PTCRB conform pretests to validate approval readiness
  • Regular training workshops

Local engineers, a competent helpdesk, a dedicated team of R&D specialists, and an advanced development center are the hallmarks of our leading support offer.

General Features

  • 3GPP Rel.7 Compliant Protocol Stack
  • Five Bands UMTS (WCDMA/FDD)Bands: 800, 850, 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz
  • Quad-Band GSMBands: 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz
  • SIM Application Toolkit, Class 3, with BIP and RunAT support
  • Embedded IP stack
  • Control via standardized and extended AT commands (Hayes, TS 27.007 and 27.005)
  • TCP/IP stack access via AT command and transparent TCP services
  • Secure Connection for client IP services
  • Internet Services TCP/UDP server/client, DNS, Ping, FTP client, HTTP client
  • Supply voltage range 3.1 – 4.5 V, highly optimized for minimal power consumption. (Baseband) Supply voltage range 2.8 – 4.5 V (RF-PA)
  • Dimension: 27.6 x 25.4 x 2.3 mm
  • Weight: 3 g
  • Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +90 °C


  • HSDPA Cat.8 / HSUPA Cat.6 data ratesDL: max. 7.2 Mbps, UL: max. 5.76 Mbps
  • EDGE Class 12 data ratesDL: max. 237 kbps, UL: max. 237 kbps
  • GPRS Class 12 data ratesDL: max. 85.6 kbps, UL: max. 85.6 kbps
  • EU eCall and ERA/GLONASS support
  • CSD data transmission up to 9.6 kbps, V.110, non-transparent
  • SMS text and PDU mode support
  • High-quality voice support for the handset, headset, and hands-free operation
  • Integrated TTY modem
  • Speech codec: FR, HR, EFR, and AMR

Special Features

  • USB interface supports multiple composite modes and a Linux-/Mac- compliant mode
  • Firmware update via USB and serial interface
  • Real-time clock with alarm functionality
  • The multiplexer according to 3GPP TS 27.010
  • RLS Monitoring (Jamming detection) in 2G and 3G
  • Informal Network Scan
  • Customer IMEI/SIM-Lock as a variant
  • Integrated FOTA, configurable and free of charge

Java Open Platform

  • Java ™ ME 3.2
  • Secure data transmission with HTTPS/SSL
  • Multi-Threading programming and Multi-Application execution
  • 10 MB RAM and 10 MB Flash File System

Interfaces (LGA Pads)

  • Pad for GSM/WCDMA Antenna
  • USB 2.0 HS interface up to 480 Mbps
  • High-speed serial modem interface ASC0
  • HSIC HS interface up to 480 Mbps
  • 16 GPIO lines shared with DSR, DTR, DCD (all ASC0), ASC1 (RDX, TXD, RTS, CTS), SPI, Fast-Shutdown, Network-Status-Indication
  • ADC and I2 C interface
  • 4-wire high-speed serial interfaces ASC1
  • Digital audio interface (analog audio optional)
  • UICC and U/SIM card interface 1.8 V / 3 V
  • Lines for Module-On and Reset


  • USB, MUX driver for Microsoft® Windows XP ™, Vista ™ and 7™
  • RIL, USB driver for Microsoft ® Windows Embedded Handheld ™ >= 6.x
  • USB, MUX driver for Microsoft ® Windows Embedded Compact ™ >= 5.x


  • AT&T and other local approvals and provider certifications
  • EuP, RoHS, and REACH compliant

Thales in IoT:Driving digital transformation with the power of the IoT

Thales delivers innovative IoT technology that simplifies and speeds enterprise digital transformation. For more than 20 years, our customers – in a wide range of industries – trust our IoT solutions to seamlessly connect and secure their IoT devices, maximize field insights, and accelerate their global business success.

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  • Connect assets to wireless networks and cloud platforms
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Our 360° approach provides the essential building blocks needed to simplify design, streamline development and accelerate time-to-market.For more information, please visit or follow @ThalesIoT on Twitter

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Thales has a policy of continuous development and improvement and consequently, the equipment may vary from the description and specification in this document. This document may not be considered a contract specification. Graphics do not indicate the use or endorsement of the featured equipment or services.© Thales 2020. All rights reserved. Thales, the Thales logo, are trademarks and service marks of Thales and are registered in certain countries. 3 Jun 2020


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