Skywire Arduino Cellular Shield

The Skywire® Arduino Cellular Shield allows easy addition of cellular connectivity to an Arduino implementation for fast, easy prototyping. The Arduino open-source platform provides simple hardware and software for development of interactive projects. It accepts inputs from sensors and can control a variety of actuators. The kit’s Arduino cellular shield is designed to work with certified Skywire cellular modems*, which are available with bundled, no-contract cellular plans. The kit includes a flexible antenna with sticky backing for easy mounting. Because modems require a dedicated UART connection to a processor the kit works best with an Arduino Leonardo board that provides the required dedicated port.

For easy, low-cost proof-of-concept development of applications requiring cellular connectivity it’s hard to beat the Skywire Arduino Cellular Shield. The shield connects to supported Skywire plug-in modems and to an Arduino development board. Develop code on your computer and upload it to the Arduino and know that your programmed prototype will have full access to the cellular network for anything from simple text messages to streaming data. The easy-to-use Arduino shield is ideal for hobbyists or for early-stage development of commercial products requiring cellular access. It can be used with NimbeLink’s Skywire modems*. For expanded capabilities consider the complete Skywire Development Kit, which includes a more feature rich shield, antennas, power supplies, SIM cards and adds the ability to connect to and communicate with a PC and other development kits.

Fast, easy prototyping is made possible by the Skywire Arduino cellular shield!

* NL-SWAK is designed for the LTE-M, 1xRTT, EVDO modems. It is not recommended for use with LTE CAT 1-4, 3G, or 2G modems.

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