Implement IoT across the world, even using 2G

15-02-2022 | Mikroelektronik | Development Boards

MikroElektronika has released NB IoT 4 Click, a compact add-on board for IoT applications such as smart metering, security and asset tracking, intelligent wearables, home appliances, environmental monitoring and more. The new Click board includes a cellular wireless communications module with integrated digital SIM (eSIM), providing global data connectivity even in regions without the latest communications infrastructure.

The board provides the C1-RM from Cavli Wireless. This three-band NB-IoT IoT/2G wireless communication module supporting bands 3, 5, and 8 is mainly aimed at low power data transmission applications. Due to its ultra-small size, the module also supports the 3GPP Release 13 standard and satisfies almost all M2M demands. Devices have a standby power consumption of lower than 1mA, and in deep sleep mode, this may be as low as 5µA. External interfaces, protocol stacks and a entire range of SMS and data transmission services to satisfy client-side demands are provided.

Comments Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MIKROE: “This module is specially designed for countries with less than 100% NB-IoT coverage, enabling LPWAN deployments to be possible using 2G, and then switching to NB-IoT when the network is ready. The integrated eSIM feature ensures that the module can be deployed worldwide.”

The solution is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, including functions that simplify software development. This Click board is supplied as a fully tested product, ready to be employed on a system equipped with the mikroBUS socket.

The company releases a new Click board nearly every day at 10 am. Many leading microcontroller companies, including Microchip, NXP, Infineon, Dialog, STM, Analog Devices Renesas and Toshiba now include the mikroBUS socket on their development boards.

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