Skywire Global LTE-M

The NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 patented Skywire® modem is end-device certified on multiple cellular networks worldwide and enables the fastest and most cost-effective time to market.

Created by a product company for product companies, the NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 is available with bundled data plans from carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

The modem uses the latest LTE-M and NB-IoT technology and has 2G Fallback. It also includes GNSS for satellite positioning services.  The Skywire modem includes an embedded SIM card and a SIM card slot for multi-carrier support.  The NimbeLink team and NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 Skywire modem take the complexity out of designing and deploying cellular IoT solutions, and get you to market fast!

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  • Global LTE-M, NB-IOT, and 2G coverage
  • Internal GNSS receiver for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou/Compass, Galileo, and QZSS location services
  • Solder down SIM onboard and removable SIM card slot
  • Carrier certifications complete, no additional work required
  • Antenna independent certification increases selection flexibility
  • Connectivity via USB or UART
  • Supports a wide range of I/O voltages for design flexibility
  • Development kits available
  • Skywire standard interface
  • Global LTE-M, NB-IOT, and 2G coverage in a single modem
  • Lower power & lower cost than LTE Cat 1-4 and 3G technologies
  • Pricing comparable to other LPWAN technologies
  • Easy to integrate – pin compatible with all Skywire modems
  • Throughput: 300Kbps Download/375Kbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 230mA (LTE) | 415mA (GSM)
  • Idle: 62mA
  • Power Savings (PSM): ~12uA
  • Off: ~6uA
  • Input Voltage: 3.4V-4.3V
  • 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-FDD: B1, B2 B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B26, B28 LTE-TDD: B39 (LTE-M only)

2G Frequency Bands: GSM850, GSM900, 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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OptConnect Case Study

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OptConnect provides managed end-to-end wireless solutions for tens of thousands of devices including ATMs, retail kiosks, and digital signage. Solutions include cellular network connectivity and a secure Network Operations Center that provides 24/7 service monitoring. OptConnect recognized an opportunity to expand its addressable market by developing an affordable and easy to install cellular end device…

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Skywire modem, Global, LTE-M, NB-IoT, GNSS

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Skywire® development kit includes baseboard, antenna, power supply, SIM cards, and debug cables. (Doesn't include Skywire modem)

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SIM card, Tri-cut, 2/3/4FF, Verizon, LTE CAT-M1, Commercial Temp range

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