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The NL-SWN-LTE-NRF9160-D offers LTE-M (CAT M1) connectivity for global applications and also includes an integrated GPS receiver. This super small LTE-M 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 networks, carrier end-device certification, and world-class NimbeLink support.

NimbeLink embedded modems dramatically reduce the cost, risks, and timelines of IoT product development. With known-good RF engineering and fully validated software, NimbeLink allows you to focus on your application and not engineering cellular radios. Further, our embedded modems are “End-Device Certified”, meaning your end product will not need to go through the complex process of carrier certification. This is critical for the first release of your product and each iteration as you obtain market feedback. NimbeLink modems significantly reduce time-to-market and are ideal for product development through large-scale production. All NimbeLink modems are patented and backed by industry-leading documentation and expert-level product support.


  • No carrier certification is 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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