The Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield allows you to enhance the connectivity features of your Portenta applications. The shield leverages a Cinterion TX62 wireless module by Thales, designed for highly efficient, low-power IoT applications to deliver optimized bandwidth and performance.
The Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield combines with the strong edge computing power of the Portenta to enable the development of asset tracking and remote monitoring applications in industrial settings, as well as in agriculture, public utilities and smart cities. The shield offers cellular connectivity to both Cat.M1 and NB-IoT networks with the option to use eSIM technology. Easily track your valuables – across the city or worldwide – with your choice of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo or BeiDou.
Key benefits include:
- Change connectivity capabilities without changing the board
- Add NB-IoT, CAT.M1 and positioning to any Portenta product
- Possibility to create a small multiprotocol router (WiFi - BT + NB-IoT/CAT.M1)
- Greatly reduce communication bandwidth requirements in IoT applications
- Low-power module
- Compatible also with MKR boards
Industrial and agricultural companies can leverage the Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield to remotely monitor gas detectors, optical sensors, machinery alarm systems, biological bug traps and more.
Technology providers providing smart city solutions can compound the power and reliability of the Portenta with the Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield, to connect data and automate actions for a truly optimized use of resources and enhanced user experience.
Add monitoring capabilities to any asset by combining the performance and edge computing features of the Portenta family boards. The Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield is ideal to monitor valuable goods and also for monitoring industrial machinery and equipment.
Other Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield options
The default option for Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield does not include GSM/UMTS antenna, you can hook up the board to any antenna with compatible features. However, if you are interested, there is the option of getting the antenna directly from our store at the following link: Dipole Pentaband Waterproof Antenna.
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|Connectivity||Cinterion TX62 wireless module; NB-IoT - LTE CAT.M1; 3GPP Rel.14 Compliant Protocol LTE Cat. M1/NB1/NB2; UMTS BANDS: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12(17) / 13 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 66 / 71 / 85; LTE Cat.M1 DL: max. 300 kbps, UL: max. 1.1 Mbps; LTE Cat.NB1 DL: max. 27 kbps, UL: max. 63 kbps; LTE Cat.NB2 DL: max. 124 kbps, UL: max. 158 kbps|
|Short Messaging Service (SMS)||Point-to-point mobile terminated (MT) and mobile originated (MO) Text Mode; Protocol Data Unit (PDU) Mode|
|Localization Support||GNSS capability (GPS/BeiDou/Galileo/GLONASS)|
|Dimensions||66 mm x 25.4 mm|
|Other||Embedded IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP stack access; Internet Services: TCP server/client, UDP client, DNS, Ping, HTTP client, FTP client, MQTT client Secure Connection with TLS/DTLS Secure boot|
|Operating Temperatures||-40° C to +85° C (-104° F to 185°F)|
Study how the Portenta CAT.M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield works using the following files:
SCHEMATICS IN .PDF DATASHEET IN .PDF