NimbeLink, a global leader in embedded cellular modem technology and asset tracking solutions, has introduced the Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 modem. This new Skywire modem offers LTE Category M/NB-IoT connectivity for global applications with fallback to 2G, as well as an integrated GPS/GNSS radio. The NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 is compatible with many of the world’s LTE-M and NB-IoT networks.

All Skywire modems are small, pin-compatible, and end-device certified, which enables easy integration with no further carrier testing requirements. This time-to-market advantage allows developers to quickly design-in connectivity to cellular networks around the world. All Skywire modems are patented and are backed by industry-leading documentation and expert-level product support.

Features

  • Global LTE-M, NB-IOT, and 2G coverage
  • Internal GNSS receiver for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou/Compass, Galileo, and QZSS location services
  • Solder down SIM onboard and removable SIM card slot
  • Carrier certifications complete, no additional work required
  • Antenna independent certification increases selection flexibility
  • Connectivity via USB or UART
  • Supports a wide range of I/O voltages for design flexibility
  • Development kits available
  • Skywire standard interface

Advantages

  • Global LTE-M, NB-IoT, and 2G coverage in a single modem
  • Lower power & lower cost than LTE Cat 1-4 and 3G technologies
  • Pricing comparable to other LPWAN technologies
  • Easy to integrate – pin-compatible with all Skywire modems

Tech Specs

  • Throughput: LTE-M 375Kbps Download/375Kbps Upload | NB-IoT 32Kbps Download/70Kbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 230mA (LTE) | 415mA (GSM)
  • Average: 130 mA
  • Peak: 900 mA
  • Idle: 19 mA
  • Sleep: 680 uA
  • Input Voltage: 3.4V-4.3V
  • I/O Voltage: 1.65V-5.5V
  • Temperature Range: -40º to 85ºC
  • Dimensions: 29mm x 33mm x 10.5mm
  • RoHS compliant
  • Deployable Region: Global
  • Carriers: AT&T, Orange, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone
  • Bands:
    • LTE-M/NB-IoT (LTE-FDD: B1[2100], B2[1900] B3[1800], B4[1700], B5[850], B8[900], B12[700], B13[700], B18[850], B19[850], B20[800], B26[850], B28[700] | LTE-TDD: B39[1900]) (LTE-M only)
    • GSM, EDGE,GPRS (2G Frequency Bands: GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900)
  • Certifications: AT&T Certification, Telus Network Ready Certification, Verizon ODI Certification, PTCRB Certification, FCC Certification, IC Certification, CE Mark, and ROHS Certificate of Compliance

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