2G cellular module offers an easy upgrade path to LPWA

30-07-2018 | U-Blox | Subs & Systems

U-blox has announced the SARA-G450, a cost-optimized 2G cellular module for M2M applications, including utility metering and tracking systems. Offered in the industry-proven SARA form factor, the SARA-G450 quad-band GSM/GPRS module allows product creators to simply migrate their products to 3G, LTE, or LPWA technology to reach a wide range of environmental and technological requirements. 2G remains a viable and popular option for M2M solutions in regions still lacking NB-IoT and LTE Cat M1 networks or where coverage is irregular. The module is an excellent solution for cost and space-sensitive applications in these markets. Thanks to its pin-compatibility with the entire company cellular line-up, product designers can use a single platform and PCB design to enable solutions for a variety of air interface technologies, including 2G, 3G, LPWA (LTE Cat M1 and NB1), and high speed LTE. “2G technology continues to play a vital role in a broad range of geographical and industrial markets and will continue to do so for years to come. With the SARA-G450, we are offering a cost-effective module that addresses the demands of these markets while offering a clear upgrade path to LPWA technologies once they roll out,” says Rado Sustersic, senior product manager, Product Center Cellular at U-blox.

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