Skywire® Global LTE-M/NB-IoT Embedded Modem

sku: NL-SW-LTE-QBG95

The Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG95 embedded modem provides LTE-M (CAT M1) and NB-IoT (NB1, NB2) connectivity for global applications with fallback to 2G at lower power than the BG96 processor. It utilizes the Qualcomm 9205 chipset and Quectel BG95-M3 module. This embedded modem also includes an integrated GPS/GNSS radio. The NL-SW-LTE-QBG95 embeded modem 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 CAT M1 NB-IoT with 2G fallback
  • All RF Engineering contained within the modem
  • Carrier End-Device certified
  • U.FL port for antenna flexibility
  • Direct module access via Serial UART or USB
  • Verizon soldered down SIM and Micro-SIM 3FF slot
  • Supports Power Save Mode and eDRX
  • Multi-carrier support on a single device
  • Skywire family pin compatibility
  • RoHS compliant/Radio Equipment Directive
  • Development kits available
  • Global LTE coverage with 2G fallback
  • Pin compatible with all Skywire modems
  • GNSS support for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
  • Global hardware compatibility
  • Dual SIM support
  • Bundled Data Plan Available
  • Throughput: LTE-M 589Kbps Download/1.2Mbps Upload | NB-IoT 136Kbps Download/150Kbps Upload
  • Active Cell: 230mA (LTE) | 415mA (GSM)
  • Average: TBD
  • Peak: TBD
  • Idle: TBD
  • Sleep: TBD
  • Supply Voltage: 2.5V-4.8V (3.8V nominal)
  • 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, and more

Bands

LTE-M/NB-IoT
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], B27[850], B28[700], B31[450], B66[1700], B71[600]

GSM, EDGE,GPRS
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-QBG95

Skywire, LTE-M, NB1, NB2, 2G fallback, with GNSS

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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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