Skywire Nano Global LTE-M


NimbeLink, a global leader in embedded cellular modem technology and asset tracking solutions, has introduced the Skywire Nano. The NL-SWN-LTE-NRF9160-D offers LTE-M (CAT M1) connectivity for global applications, and also includes an integrated GPS receiver.  This super small LTE-M embedded modem is packed with some big possibilities. Build your next IoT device, smaller but more powerful with features including an on-board processor, access to global LTE-M networks, carrier end-device certification and world class NimbeLink support.

The NL-SWN-LTE-NRF9160-D is optimized for Verizon. Contact NimbeLink for versions of the NL-SWN-LTE-NRF9160 that support other global networks.

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. 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.

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  • No carrier certification required
  • Smallest end-device certified embedded modem
  • User accessible applications processor
  • Flexible antenna options
  • UART, SPI, I2C serial interfaces
  • Verizon soldered-down SIM
  • Support for 3FF removable SIM cards
  • Supports Power Save Mode (PSM) and eDRX
  • RoHS compliant
  • Global LTE coverage LTE-M (CAT M1)
  • Simple Firmware over-the-air update system
  • AT command interface for UDP and TCP/IP socket dials
  • Bundled Data Plan Available
  • Throughput: LTE-M 375Kbps Download/300Kbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 230mA (LTE) | 415mA (GSM)
  • Average: 20.1 mA @ 5V
  • Peak: 68.3 mA @ 5V
  • Idle: 533 uA @ 5V (unregistered), 3.56 mA (registered on network)
  • Sleep: 2.4 uA @ 5V
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V-5.5V (3.8V nominal)
  • I/O Voltage: 1.7V-3.6V
  • Temperature Range: -40º to +85ºC
  • Dimensions: 23mm x 16.5mm x 4mm
  • RoHS compliant

Deployable Region





LTE-FDD: B1[2100], B2[1900] B3[1800], B4[1700], B5[850], B8[900], B12[700], B13[700], B14[700], B17[700], B18[850], B19[850], B20[800], B25[1900], B26[850], B28[700], B66[1700]

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Skywire Cellular Embedded Modems are the fastest way to get cellular connectivity.

Development Kits

Skywire Development Kits allow direct Skywire embedded modem connection to your circuit board with everything you need for successful prototyping. Start developing today!

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Custom Solutions

Have an idea? Need help getting your product to market? NimbeLink has designed and manufactured hundreds of IoT products, and we can help you too!

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Cellular Data Plans

With our name the price tool, we can help you to build an IoT data plan that will fit your budget.

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Skywire Nano Development Kit

Quickly add cellular connectivity to your system or IoT product with the Skywire Nano Development Kit and our Skywire Nano Embedded Modems.

Our NL-SWNDK also includes a baseboard, Skywire Nano Modem, LTE antenna, USB cable, AT&T SIM card, Screws and Hex Key/Allen wrench so you can start developing faster.

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Skywire Nano, LTE-M with GNSS


Skywire Nano, LTE-M with GNSS, Verizon Only


Skywire Nano development kit includes baseboard, Skywire Nano Modem, LTE antenna, USB cable, AT&T SIM card, Screws and Hex Key/Allen wrench

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3FF Verizon LTE CAT-M1 SIM card Commercial Temp range

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SIM card, Tri-cut, 2/3/4FF, AT&T, 4G LTE, Commercial Temp range

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If you need help selecting a Development Kit, or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.