Skywire’s Development Kits give you options.
The Skywire™ BeagleBone Black Cape is a cape that allows easy access to the Internet of Things (IoT) via cellular connection. BeagleBone Black is a low-cost, community-supported development platform that allows quick, easy application development. It accepts plug-in boards called “capes” that allow a wide variety of expanded capabilities. The Skywire™ BeagleBone Black Cape supports any of NimbeLink’s end-device certified Skywire™ plug-in cellular modems with optional bundled, no-contract cellular plans and in addition to cellular connectivity offers:
Developers can connect to the modem in any of three different ways:
Built-in CAN for equipment and vehicle data connections
Socket for XBee® Standard modules supporting wireless communications
Support for NimbeLink’s EVDO Skywire™ modem with GPS and LTE
Two additional USB ports for added flexibility
Fast, easy prototyping made possible by the Skywire™ BeagleBone Black Cape.
Don’t need CAN, extra USB ports, nor 2nd XBee Socket? The lower cost BeagleBone cape light may suite your needs.
- Sending and Receiving files with FTP
- Sending and Receiving data with PPPd
- Sending and Receiving data with Socket Dials
- Sending and Receiving data with QMI
- Sending and Receiving SMS messages
- Sending GPS data using Python
- Defining PDP Contexts MSCs
- Streaming Video over LTE on BBC
- Starting PPP at Boot
- Starting PPP with SSH over Ethernet
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.