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

sku: NL-SW-LTE-S7618RD

This Skywire® LTE CAT 1 embedded modem is 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.

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-LTE-S7618RD Skywire® modem is end of life. It is not recommended for new design (NRND).

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  • Skywire Form-Factor
  • 4G LTE CAT 1 – Verizon Only
  • All RF Engineering contained within the modem
  • Carrier End-Device certified
  • Removable SIM card slot
  • U.FL port for antenna flexibility
  • Direct module access via Serial UART or USB
  • Multi-carrier support on a single device
  • Skywire family pin compatibility
  • RoHS compliant
  • Development kits available
  • 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
  • Data plans available
  • 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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LabCall Case Study

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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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