Multi-mode connectivity board supports LTE CAT NB1, M1 and E-GPRS

23-02-2018 | Avnet | Subs & Systems

Avnet Silica has new development board that delivers next-generation, LPWA connectivity that targets use in M2M and IoT applications. The new Avnet Silica NB-IoT Sensor Shield is compatible with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout and is a multi-mode connectivity board supporting both the LTE Cat M1 and NarrowBand-IoT (LTE Cat.NB) air interfaces. Also, the board offers fall-back compatibility with the E-GPRS standard.

Core to the new board is Arduino compatibility, as the board comes with Arduino UNO R3 connector. Leveraging the enormous ecosystem of compatible boards, Arduino connector compatibility affords a very high level of versatility for developers. It allows users to select the microcontroller board that best fits their application, such as mixing the board with sensors and other peripheral boards, or building a project around the STM32 Nucleo-64 and X-NUCLEO-IKS01A2 (X-Nucleo sensor boards) from STMicroelectronics, for example. The NB-IoT board also offers Pmod connectors for extended compatibility with a large range of additional boards.

The board supports all major operating systems including Android, Linux and Windows.

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