Skywire® Global LTE-M Embedded Modem

The Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 embedded modem offers LTE-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.

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.

NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 is now NRND, Not Recommended for New Design.  The replacement part is the NL-SW-LTE-QBG96-B which is a firmware only, no HW change.

Nimbelink recommends all customer move to the new FW version part to take advantage of the updates and added features. See the PCN.

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Skywire® Global LTE-M Embedded Modem

SKU: NL-SW-LTE-QBG96

The Skywire NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 embedded modem offers LTE-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.

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.NL-SW-LTE-QBG96 is now NRND, Not Recommended for New Design.  The replacement part is the NL-SW-LTE-QBG96-B which is a firmware only, no HW change.

Nimbelink recommends all customer move to the new FW version part to take advantage of the updates and added features.

See the PCN.

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  • Skywire Form-Factor
  • Global 4G LTE-M, NB-IoT with 2G fallback
  • All RF Engineering contained within the modem
  • Carrier End-Device certified
  • GNSS receiver for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou/Compass, Galileo, and QZSS location services
  • Solder down SIM onboard and removable SIM card slot
  • U.FL port for antenna flexibility
  • Direct module access via Serial UART or USB
  • Multi-carrier support on a single device
  • Skywire family pin compatibility
  • RoHS compliant
  • Development kits available
  • 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
  • Bundled Data Plan Available
  • 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

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NL-SW-LTE-QBG96

NRND (Not Recommended for New Design), Skywire modem, Global, LTE-M, NB-IoT, GNSS

NL-SW-LTE-QBG96-B

Skywire modem, Global, LTE-M, NB-IoT, GNSS

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NL-SWDK2

Skywire development kit version 2 includes baseboard, antenna, power supply, AT&T SIM card, and debug cables. (Does not include Skywire modem.)

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NL-SWDK2

Skywire development kit version 2 includes baseboard, antenna, power supply, AT&T SIM card, and debug cables. (Does not 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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