u-blox releases compact global 3G/2G cellular IoT module

Aim is to constrain BOM cost and logistics complexity by selecting single 3G/2G module

u-blox releases compact global 3G/2G cellular IoT module

u-blox has introduced an ultra compact SARA-U201 3G/2G cellular module. Measuring just 16 x 26 x 3 mm, the company claims the 96-pin LGA-packaged SARA-U201 is the smallest cellular module supporting both 2G and 3G connectivity. It is also equipped with the latest 3G chipset for IoT applications.

Providing 5-band UMTS, quad-band GSM, and having global radio regulatory approvals, the voice and data capable SARA-U201 is targeted at a wide range of industrial, automotive telematics, and consumer applications that must be able to operate on any 2G or 3G network in the world.

SARA-U201 is pin-to-pin and form factor compatible with its 2G counterpart SARA-G350. It includes UART and USB data communication interfaces and can be seamlessly combined with any u-blox GNSS modules and chips, thanks to its pre-integrated AssistNow client.

"u-blox SARA-U201 is ideal for customers who wish to use a single 3G+2G cellular module either because their end device must be capable to operate on all the existing 2G and 3G networks, for example for asset tracking, or to simplify inventory management and lower logistics costs," says Stefano Moioli, Director Product Management Cellular at u-blox.

Software stack and protocol support includes a dual stack IPv4 / IPv6, embedded TCP/IP, Ethernet over USB and BIP/eSIM support.

 

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