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NimbeLink, a global leader in embedded cellular modem technology and asset tracking solutions, has introduced the NL-SW-LTE-NRF9160 Skywire Nano. The NL-SWN-LTE-NRF9160 offers LTE-M (CAT M1) and NB-IoT (NB1, NB2) connectivity for global applications, and also includes an integrated GPS receiver.  This super small LTE M/NB-IoT embedded modem is packed with some big possibilities. Build your next IoT device, smaller but more powerful with features including an on-board processor, access to global LTE M/NB-IoT networks, carrier end-device certification, and world-class NimbeLink support.

NL-SW-LTE-NRF9160 Features

  • No carrier certification required
  • Smallest end-device certified embedded modem
  • User accessible applications processor
  • Flexible antenna options
  • UART, SPI, I2C serial interfaces
  • Verizon soldered-down SIM
  • Support for 3FF removable SIM cards
  • Supports Power Save Mode (PSM) and eDRX
  • RoHS compliant
  • Radio Equipment Directive (RED) (in progress)


  • Global LTE coverage LTE-M (CAT M1) and NB-IoT (NB1, NB2)
  • Simple Firmware over-the-air update system
  • AT command interface for UDP and TCP/IP socket dials

Tech Specs

  • Throughput: LTE-M 375Kbps Download/300Kbps Upload | NB-IoT 60 Kbps Download/30 Kbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 230mA (LTE) | 415mA (GSM)
  • Average: TBD mA
  • Peak: TBD mA
  • Idle: TBD mA
  • Sleep: TBD uA
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V-5.5V (3.8V nominal)
  • I/O Voltage: 1.7V-3.6V
  • Temperature Range: -40º to +85ºC
  • Dimensions: 22mm x 15mm x 4mm
  • RoHS compliant
  • Deployable Region: Global
  • Carriers: AT&T, Orange, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vodafone, and more
  • Bands:
    • LTE-M/NB-IoT (LTE-FDD: B1[2100], B2[1900] B3[1800], B4[1700], B5[850], B8[900], B12[700], B13[700], B14[700], B17[700], B18[850], B19[850], B20[800], B25[1900], B26[850], B28[700], B66[1700])
  • Certifications: FCC, Industry Canada (IC), Verizon, PTCRB, and AT&T coming soon

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