Skywire Global LTE-M

NimbeLink, a global leader in embedded cellular modem technology and asset tracking solutions, has introduced the Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 modem. This new Skywire modem offers LTE Category 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.

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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  • 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: 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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