Add robust cellular connectivity to your M2M devices without the cost, delay, and hassle of federal and carrier certifications. Extensive experience in designing and building embedded product solutions makes the NimbeLink Skywire™ embedded cellular modem the smallest on the market. Its U.FL port ensures antenna flexibility. It complies with the popular XBEE interface standard and supports 1xRTT communication, minimizing costs of hardware and network access. And Verizon’s commitment to the 1xRTT network until at least 2023 helps ensure long product life.
The NimbeLink Skywire™ cellular modem is available with bundled data plans from leading cellular carriers. The current version supports CDMA 1xRTT. Future additions to the product line will support GSM and LTE, and like the current CDMA product will let you quickly, easily, and economically incorporate fully-compliant cellular connectivity into devices without having to apply for certification.
The development kit includes one Skywire™ cellular modem, baseboard, antenna, power supply, debug cable, and cellular service plan. The kit enables you to develop your application directly on the Skywire™ modem with three different ways to connect:
Connect your PC to the CE910-DUAL UART port via onboard USB-to-UART converter and send AT commands directly to the modem through PC terminal applications.
The baseboard is an Arduino shield, so you can plug the module directly onto an Arduino microcontroller. (Kit includes sample sketches showing how to initialize the modem, make data connections, and send and receive SMS messages.)
To connect the kit to a different processor or development kit, a 14-pin header breaks out the necessary signals for easy connection to any device. The modem supports I/O levels from 1.65-5.5V, simplifying connection to other systems.