Skywire® 3G Global HSPA+ Embedded Modem


The Skywire® 3G GSM embedded modem supports EMEA, North America, South America and Asia. This embedded modem supports HSPA+ and includes a Micro-SIM card slot that can accommodate SIM cards from any carrier.

Skywire embedded modems dramatically reduce the cost, risks and timelines of IoT product development. With known-good RF engineering and fully validated software, Skywire allows you to focus on your application and not engineering cellular radios. Standardized connectivity gives you flexibility to update and alternate radios for new geographies, carriers and technologies. Further, our embedded modems are “End-Device Certified”, meaning your end-product will not need to go through the complex process of carrier certification. This is critical for the first release of your product and each iteration as you obtain market feedback. Skywire modems significantly reduce time-to-market and are ideal for product development through large-scale production. All Skywire modems are patented and backed by industry leading documentation and expert-level product support.

The NL-SW-HSPA is end of life. It is not recommended for new design (NRND).

We strongly recommend migrating to any of our LTE modems. Have questions, please send us a note.

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  • 3G GSM/GPRS/HSPA+ modem
  • Onboard GPS & GLONASS receiver for satellite location services
  • Carrier certification complete, no additional work required
  • Removable SIM card slot
  • Antenna independent certification increases selection flexibility
  • Connectivity via Serial UART or USB
  • Supports a wide range of I/O voltages for design flexibility
  • Development kits available
  • Skywire standard interface
  • Global certifications
  • Onboard GPS & GLONASS Receiver for satellite location services
  • Migration path to LTE
  • Data plans available
  • Throughput: 21Mbps Download/5.76Mbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 228 mA
  • Average Power: 110 mA
  • Idle: 19 mA
  • Low Power: 7.9 mA
  • Off: 2.6 mA
  • Input Voltage: 3.5V-4.3V
  • I/O Voltage: 1.65V-5.5V
  • Temperature Range: -40º to 85ºC
  • Dimensions: 29mm x 33mm x 10.5mm
  • RoHS Compliant

Deployable Region



AT&T, Rogers, Telus, T-Mobile


B1[2100], B2[1900], B4[1700], B5[850], B8[900]

GSM850/900, DCS1800, PCS1900


Skywire cellular modems are the fastest way to get cellular connectivity.

Development Kits

Simplify cellular modem connectivity and prototyping.

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Cellular Data Plans

NimbeLink’s data plans utilize most reliable cellular networks.

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Comprehensive Support Services

As a NimbeLink customer, you have access to cellular specialists.

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ATEK Case Study

See How Our Customers Use Skywire

ATEK makes remote monitoring solutions for a wide variety of industrial applications. The company needed a cost-effective, cellular-enabled device to monitor and alert when mission critical industrial fuel filters needed replacing. NimbeLink developed a solution that is flexible enough to deal with differences between fuels and lubricants, pressure variations related to temperature, and the effect of different…

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Skywire® modem, HSPA+, GPS, global connectivity, Firmware 12.00.006


Skywire development kit version 2 includes baseboard, antenna, power supply, AT&T SIM card, and debug cables. (Does not include Skywire modem.)

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