Supplier Spotlight: NimbeLink | Symmetry Blog

Aug 16, 2018


Each week, we'll be showcasing one of our suppliers from our line card and what distinguishes them from the competition. This week's supplier is NimbeLink, a world-leading developer of cellular-based solutions.


Who is NimbeLink?

Founded in 2013, NimbeLink is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. Over the past five years, NimbeLink has established itself as the world’s leading developer of cellular-based solutions. They make carrier-certified embedded modems and asset tracking solutions that are created and deployed right the first time, significantly reducing costs and time to market. With their tried and trusted processes, and design review program, there is no “going back to the drawing board.”

NimbeLink is not just committed to making the world’s best cellular products, they are committed to helping our customers simplify and better the lives of their customers, while also delivering significant business value. NimbeLink’s customer relationships do not end when a product has been deployed. There is a continuum of support that ensures that the process and customer experience remain positive through the entire lifecycle.


How are they different?

NimbeLink is the only company that offers a truly proven embedded cellular product development process that quickly results in either a fully integrated solution stack, or the development of a single, yet critical, component of an existing stack – all with the industry’s best technology and capabilities at its core.

It is because of this technological advantage, coupled with their innovative solutions and dedicated team, that they are able to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations, while simultaneously improving revenue and profits.


What are their most popular products?

Skywire Embedded Modems

Perfect for any company seeking the best cellular connectivity possible, the Skywire line of products are the fastest and some of the smallest modems on the market today.  Because NimbeLink’s Skywire modems offer the latest LTE CAT M1 technologies, higher speed LTE technologies, and legacy 3G and 2G technologies; the product line is appealing to all companies with any kind of cellular need.


Award-Winning Technology

NimbeLink’s award-winning Skywire line of products are the best, fastest and smallest cellular modems available. Because Skywire modems offer 2G, 3G, 4G, LTE, and CAT M1 technologies, the product line is appealing to companies of all sizes with any kind of cellular need. And the company is at the forefront of the coming 5G technologies and will have solutions available for companies seeking or needing that technology.

Created by award-winning developers, Skywire® plug-in cellular modems are the fastest way to provide cellular connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) products and speed them to market. Within months of its introduction Skywire® was recognized for innovation and named a finalist for the ECN Impact Awards, Boards, Modules and Embedded Systems category.

Skywire® is the smallest end-device certified cellular modem on the market, making it quicker and easier to deploy than module down, external modems, or solder-in modules. It uses the Skywire standard form factor and its pre-certification eliminates months of delay and tens of thousands of dollars of cost for required certification. It is easy to deploy, requiring just voltage and a UART connection and is more flexible than other plug-in modules, supporting a wider range of voltages and antenna connections.


How do their products help your design?

Design a Connected Product

Whether you are designing a circuit board from scratch, adding cellular connectivity to an existing product, or building onto one of today’s sophisticated microprocessors or microcontrollers, Skywire development kits simplify cellular modem connectivity and product prototyping. Skywire modem kits allow direct modem connection to your circuit board with everything you need for successful prototyping . Skywire shields and capes plug into boards from Renasas, Texas Instruments, STMicro, NXP and more, offering not just easy addition of a Skywire modem but advanced capabilities to complement those of the microprocessor board.



Looking to integrate NimbeLink products with your design? Our Applications Engineers offer free design and technical help for your latest designs. Contact us today!




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