Skywire 4G LTE CAT 1 Embedded Modem for Verizon – Sierra Wireless

NimbeLink, a global leader in embedded cellular modem technology and asset tracking solutions, has introduced the patented Skywire® LTE CAT 1 embedded modem based on the Sierra Wireless LTE CAT 1 module. Like all modems in the Skywire family, the LTE CAT 1 modem is end-device certified and compatible with a variety of NimbeLink development kits, adapters, and microprocessor capes. This modem is designed for deployment within the U.S., and it enables Firmware-Over-The-Air (FOTA) management through Sierra Wireless AirVantage.

All Skywire modems are small, pin-compatible, and end-device certified, which enables easy integration with no further carrier testing requirements. This time-to-market advantage allows developers to quickly design-in connectivity to cellular networks around the world. All Skywire modems are patented and are backed by industry leading documentation and expert-level product support.

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  • Verizon LTE CAT 1 network
  • 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
  • Firmware-Over-The-Air(FOTA) management through Sierra Wireless AirVantage
  • Extra wide input voltage range (3V-5.5V)
  • TLS stack included
  • Lower cost than LTE CAT 3-4 modems
  • FCC certified
  • RoHS compliant
  • Throughput: 10 Mbps Download/5Mbps Upload
  • Average: 177 mA
  • Peak: 300 mA
  • Idle: 54 mA
  • Sleep: 24 mA
  • Input Voltage: 3V-5.5V
  • I/O Voltage: 1.65V-5.5V
  • Temperature Range: -40º to 85ºC
  • Dimensions: 29mm x 33mm x 10.5mm
  • RoHS compliant

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LTE B4 [1700], B13 [700]


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Development Kits

Simplify cellular modem connectivity and prototyping.

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Cellular Data Plans

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Comprehensive Support Services

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Lab-Call helps clinics and pharmacies protect refrigerated vaccines and other medications. The company was seeking a technology solution that would scale with Lab-Call’s aggressive growth plans and offered a fast time to market at an affordable price. NimbeLink delivered a solution that incorporated both temperature sensors and intelligent data processing to prevent false alarms, and send out alerts when necessary.

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