LTE IoT click is a Click board™ that allows connection to the LTE and 2G networks, featuring the compact form-factor SARA-R410M-02B LTE Cat M1/NB1 module, which offers two LTE technologies aimed at Machine to Machine communication (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT). This module is an embedded IoT communication solution which supports the LTE Cat M1 and Narrowband 1 (NB1) technologies, offering an alternative to similar Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) solutions, such as the ones provided by Sigfox and LoRa. The LTE CAT1 and Narrowband 1 technologies are designed with specific requirements of the IoT network in mind. LTE IoT click also offers various other features, allowing a simple and reliable connection to these new 3GPP IoT technologies.
SMA connector on board for the RF antenna, network and status indicators, familiar u-Blox AT commands set over the UART interface, USB connector for interfacing it with m-center software application from u-Blox, are just some of the features available on the LTE IoT click. A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces (UART, USB…) and driver support for all the major operating systems allow the Click board™ to be used in a wide range of M2M applications, such as smart metering in various industries (agriculture, gas distribution, water distribution), product tracking, and more.
How does it work?
LTE IoT click is equipped with the SARA-R410M-02B LTE module from uBlox, which supports LTE CAT M1 and Narrowband 1 (NB1) technologies, developed with IoT applications in mind. The specific module revision (SARA R410M-02B) used on this Click board™, allows multi-regional coverage, supporting CAT M1 / NB1 bands: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28. Operator profiles and LTE bands can be configured by the software, thus enabling coverage for a wide range of different regions. Very compact form-factor of the module, a low number of external components required, and the ultra-low power consumption, makes this module a perfect choice for the forthcoming 3GPP IoT technology.
|Used for smart metering, IoT networking, remote monitoring automation and control (RMAC), and other IoT / M2M applications which rely on a cellular network connection
|SARA-R410M-02B module, from u-blox; MCP1826, a 1A low drop output (LDO) regulator from Microchip; TXB0106, a 6bit bidirectional level shifter from Texas Instruments
|Embedded TCP/UDP/PPP stack, CAT NB and CAT M1 technologies support, aimed at M2M and IoT applications, software-based configuration of the operator profiles and LTE bands allows multiple regions coverage, USB connectivity, visual network and status indication, and more
|Click board size
|L (57.15 x 25.4 mm)
This table shows how the pinout on LTE IoT click corresponds to the pinout on the mikroBUS™ socket (the latter shown in the two middle columns).
|HW Reset / Power OFF
|UART Ready to Send
|UART Clear to Send
Onboard settings and indicators
|Network status LED indicator, red
|Module status LED indicator, yellow
|Power button: Power ON - hold pressed for 150ms, Power OFF - hold pressed for 1.5s
|Logic level voltage selection: left position 3V3, right position 5V
|Main antena SMA connector
|Micro USB connector
|SIM card holder