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LTE Cat M1 Cellular vs. NB1 (NB-IoT) for IoT Applications

As a seller of LTE modems, most recently the LTE Cat M1 Skywire modem, we get a lot of questions about the eventually-to-be-released NB1. Our answer is that NB1 is probably going to be something, but it’s hard to say exactly what or exactly when. It’s gotten a lot of press as a low-cost option for cellular access, but its […]

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M1, Sigfox, and LoRa

NimbeLink Cat M1 embedded cellular modem

The Internet of Things (IoT) will never be a planned system. It is growing organically and being shaped by millions of participants, applications, and technologies. While no one can predict just what it will look like as it grows, everyone agrees that it will be really big and that connectivity will be its lifeblood. That connectivity will take place at […]

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LTE Cat1 Speed Comparison – From the Workshop

When designers are evaluating cellular connectivity, bandwidth is always a discussion point because it is more constrained than traditional Ethernet and Wifi speeds. Typically the cellular technology dictates the bandwidth, but the realized bit rates are oftentimes much lower than the theoretical maximums due to uncontrollable factors like network congestion, poor RF environments, etc. However, there are factors that designers […]

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Video interview – Scott Schwalbe, CEO talks Cat M1 Development to Deployment

Scott discusses “Rapid IoT Development to Deployment” with Martha DeGrasse at the Enterprise IoT Summit.

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LTE Cat1 Power Comparison – From the Workshop

When it comes to embedded cellular modems, designers have options. We set out to compare performance between two 4G LTE CAT1 Verizon embedded cellular modems, specifically NimbeLink’s Skywire vs. Digi International’s XBee Cellular. The intent was to capture empirical data to help customers choose which product is the right fit for their application. Not all applications care about power, but […]

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How LTE Cat M1 Saves Power and Money for the Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) applications can involve large numbers of devices, often in off-the-grid deployments. For that reason, any reduction in cost and power demand can be extremely significant, and LTE Category M1 can save plenty of both. In order for the cellular modem’s power saving capabilities to be realized, they must be supported by both the module supplier and […]

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What is Cat M1 Cellular Service and Why Should I Care?

Saving energy is good business. In homes, cars, and personal devices it cuts costs and enables growth. It drives the development of new products and even new industries. Cat M1 modems are the energy savers of the cellular IoT (Internet of Things). Until now, devices connecting to the IoT via the cellular network have had to use modems originally made […]

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The Next Big Thing in IoT

Innovation drives markets and then drives further innovation. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a perfect example. By allowing autonomous devices to speak to one another, the IoT is generating an incredible explosion of new ideas, new products and systems, and enormous potential profits. The missing piece has been an efficient and cost-effective way of connecting millions of new devices […]

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Game Changers in Low Power Cellular IoT

The emerging Internet of Things (IoT), specifically cellular IoT is one of the fastest-growing markets many of us will ever see. As in any new market there will be a steady supply of “game changers,” but one of the biggest will be the demand for low power cellular modems. The cellular network was created to support phones, first for voice […]

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Gumstix Chooses NimbeLink Skywire™ Modem for Drone-Specific AeroCore2 Expansion Board

Gumstix is a premier provider of Linux-based COMs (computer-on-modules) and expansion boards for Linux and Android products, serving customers in over 45 countries. The company’s Geppetto® free online design-to-order system lets customers develop and purchase systems unique to their needs incorporating components from Gumstix’ large portfolio of small computers and embedded boards. When Gumstix needed to add an LTE cellular […]

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