Skywire™ Modem with Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi enables anyone to deploy a small but powerful computer almost anywhere. Whether used as a traditional computer or server, or an efficient sensor platform monitoring remote sensors, the Raspberry Pi has been embraced by hobbyists and engineers alike. By combining the Raspberry Pi with NimbeLink’s end-device certified Skywire™ cellular modem, you can easily bring cellular connectivity to your Raspberry Pi, anywhere you have a cellular connection.
We don’t sell Raspberry Pi, but NimbeLink offers two products to connect your Raspberry Pi to a Skywire™ modem, making it easy to adapt the Skywire ™ to you needs.
Developers can connect to the modem in the following ways:
From the Raspberry Pi’s USB port to a NimbeLink Skywire ™ Development Kit, for simple PPP operation
Directly from the Raspberry Pi’s UART port to the modem’s UART port using the Skywire ™ Development Kit, for UART-based PPP operation
Skywire™ Embedded Modem Roadmap
Skywire™ Cellular Modems
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 chip-down chipset solutions, external modems, or solder-in modules. It uses an XBee® 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.