Skywire® Global LTE-M Embedded Modem

sku: NL-SW-LTE-QBG96

The Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 embedded modem offers LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity for global applications with fallback to 2G, as well as an integrated GPS/GNSS radio. The NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 is compatible with many of the world’s LTE-M and NB-IoT 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. 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.

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  • Skywire Form-Factor
  • Global 4G LTE-M, NB-IoT with 2G fallback
  • All RF Engineering contained within the modem
  • Carrier End-Device certified
  • GNSS receiver for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou/Compass, Galileo, and QZSS location services
  • Solder down SIM onboard and 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
  • 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
  • Bundled Data Plan Available
  • Throughput: LTE-M 375Kbps Download/375Kbps Upload | NB-IoT 32Kbps Download/70Kbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 230mA (LTE) | 415mA (GSM)
  • Average: 130 mA
  • Peak: 900 mA
  • Idle: 19 mA
  • Sleep: 680 uA
  • 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

Deployable Region

Global

Carriers

AT&T, Orange, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile, Verizon, Vodafone

Bands

LTE-M/NB-IoT
LTE-FDD: B1[2100], B2[1900] B3[1800], B4[1700], B5[850], B8[900], B12[700], B13[700], B18[850], B19[850], B20[800], B26[850], B28[700] | LTE-TDD: B39[1900] (LTE-M only)

GSM, EDGE,GPRS
2G Frequency Bands: GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

Integration

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

See How Our Customers Use Skywire

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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NL-SW-LTE-QBG96

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

NL-SWDK

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

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NL-SIM-VER-M1

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

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NL-SIM-ATT-CTRI

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

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