Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT Application Shield – LTE-M & NB-IoT & eGPRS

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

$99.00

Note: Orders will be shipped after September 13. This is a hat that has combined LTE technologies Cat.M1, Cat.NB1 (NB-IoT) and eGPRS for Raspberry Pi, based on Quectel’s BG96 module. The hat has the power of new IoT phenomenon LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) with Cat.M1 and NB-IoT connection functionalities. Besides, it also provides the function of eGPRS that be enhanced version of classical GPRS.

The hat has GNSS (GPS, GLONASS etc.) functionality for the need of location, navigation, tracking, mapping and timing applications.

The design has a built-in temperature, humidity, light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, and relay.

30 in stock

Description

This is a hat that has combined LTE technologies Cat.M1, Cat.NB1 (NB-IoT) and eGPRS for Raspberry Pi, based on Quectel’s BG96 module. The hat has the power of new IoT phenomenon LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) with Cat.M1 and NB-IoT connection functionalities. Besides, it also provides the function of eGPRS that be enhanced version of classical GPRS.

The hat has GNSS (GPS, GLONASS etc.) functionality for the need of location, navigation, tracking, mapping and timing applications.

The design has built-in temperature, humidity, light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, and a relay.

Features

– BG96 Cat.M1 / Cat.NB1 (NB-IoT) / eGPRS (EDGE, GPRS)
– Supported Bands : Global – B1/ B2/ B3/ B4/ B5/ B8/ B12/ B13/ B18/ B19/ B20/ B26/ B28 and B39 ( for Cat M1 only )
– eGPRS Supported Frequencies: 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
– Embedded GNSS Functionality (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo, QZSS)
– Optional standalone use via USB interface
– ADS1015 12 Bit 4 Channel ADC
– Relay with optocoupler protection (24V DC, 120-220V AC Switching)
– Optocoupler (3-12 V DC switching)
– Built-in 3 axis accelerometer (MMA8452Q)
– Built-In HDC1080 temperature sensor (-40 +125 C)
– Built-In HDC1080 humidity sensor (0 100%)
– Built-In ALS-PT19 ambient light sensor()
– 1-Wire interface (3 male pins)(It can be used with DS18B20, DHT21 etc.)
– I2C interface (4 male pins)
– User button and LED
– Micro SIM Socket
– UFL sockets for external antennas

Pinout

rpicellulariotapppinout

Warnings

! All data pins work with 3.3V reference. Any other voltage level should harm your hat or RPI.

Applications

– Smart farming sensor
– Smart cities sensor
– Smart home sensor
– Internet of Things (IoT) sensor
– Smart door lock
– Smart lightning
– Smart metering
– Bike sharing
– Smart parking
– Smart city
– Security and asset tracking
– Home appliances
– Agricultural and environmental monitoring

Getting Started

Click for quick start with this getting started document.

Tutorials

Click for the sensorTest tutorial.

For detailed information

Check out our Github Repo for example codes, libraries and documentation.

7 reviews for Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT Application Shield – LTE-M & NB-IoT & eGPRS

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alem

    Is it possible to achieve 3 g network via these boards ?

    • okan

      Hi Alem,

      The module on the shield, Quectel BG96 mainly works on LTE network. It’s only back-compatible with EDGE and GPRS. It doesn’t support 3G(CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, UMTS) unfortunately. For 3G connection, you can try Quectel UC20-G module with our Raspberry Pi 3G-4G/LTE Base Shield V2.

      Thanks for your interest

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ron

    Which countries LTE bands is the module compatible with ?

    • Saeed

      – Supported Bands : Global – B1/ B2/ B3/ B4/ B5/ B8/ B12/ B13/ B18/ B19/ B20/ B26/ B28 and B39 ( for Cat M1 only )
      – eGPRS Supported Frequencies : 850/900/1800/1900Mhz

      This is a global product. You can use it in the country of your choice. If you still can not be sure, you can check the LTE bands used in your country and compare them with the above supported bands.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bryan Florkiewicz

    I have project FI and was hoping to connect my RPI to mobile data services and GPS (carputer install).

    Supported LTE bands seem to be B2, B4, B12, B25, B26, B41.

    What all in addition would I need to connect the dots? Is there provided software for the RPI? I have a data sim!

    • Saeed

      Hi. We are developing a python library for using with RPI currently. This library will be ready by the estimated shipping date. The product is the global version and supports various LTE and GSM bands. We didn’t work on Project FI especially but you can use this product with Project FI with a little change on our example codes.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bartén

    This is insane! Thank you so much for developing and bringing this to the market. Please keep doing what you are doing. Will be ordering soon.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jesus

    Do you have any support on integrating it into the raspberry?

    • Saeed

      Hi,
      Yes we are going to publish tutorials soon.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oscar

    Do I need external antenna for this shield? Do you have any antenna valid for it?
    Thanks

    • Saeed

      Yes, you will need external antenna for the Hat. You may check antenna Category from our products. Here are the links for LTE and GNSS antennas specifically.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    corey mcguire

    What carrier in US? Verizon? What are contracts like?

    • Saeed

      Yes, It will work with Verizon too. You may check the Frequency Band of carrier and find out the compatible carrier.
      If you are using Verizon then End user will need to add modules as test devices on Verizon OD.

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