SparkFun LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT Shield - SARA-R4

SKU: CEL-14997 Brand: Sparkfun
The SparkFun LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT Shield equips your Arduino or Arduino-compatible microcontroller with access to data networks across the globe. This shield adds wireless...
$171.54 AUD, inc GST
$155.95 AUD, exc GST

Available with a lead time
Expect dispatch between Mar 08 and Mar 11

Quantity Discounts:

  • 5+ $153.61 (exc GST)
- +

0 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

The SparkFun LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT Shield equips your Arduino or Arduino-compatible microcontroller with access to data networks across the globe. This shield adds wireless, high-bandwidth cellular functionality to your IoT project while maintaining low power consumption and a small footprint. The SparkFun LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT Shield is based off the Arduino R3's footprint that allows you to easily incorporate it with favorite Arduino-based device.

At the heart of the LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT shield is a u-blox SARA-R410M-02B LTE Cat M1/NB-IoT modem. Cat M1 (Category M1) and NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) are both Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies that are designed to provide cellular communication to small IoT devices. They operate on LTE network bands just like most smartphones, and should be supported by most cellular network carriers. The u-blox SARA-R4 module communicates over a UART via a simple AT command set. We've provided a library to help you get started with everything from sending SMS text messages to communicating with servers over a TCP/IP connection. Additionally, both the module and library support an I2C GPS interface via a Qwiic connector, so you can plug in a u-blox GPS module and start remotely tracking your project.

Each SparkFun LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT Shield also includes a ceramic, Molex 1462000001 SMD antenna. The antenna has a gain of 3.8dBi around 1.7GHz to 2.7GHz. However, if you would prefer to use an external antenna, Sparkfun have provided a U.FL connector that can be utilized by simply slicing through a jumper with a hobby knife.

Please be aware that there are a few extra parts required to get this shield fully functioning, other than an Arduino-based device. First, you'll need to supply your own SIM card (we do also offer this shield with an included Hologram SIM Card) and your own headers which will need to be soldered on.

Note: Be sure to check the Hardware Overview section in the Hookup Guide for compatible GPS modules. The onboard Qwiic connector is only designed to support u-blox-based GPS modules. It does not support any other GPS modules or sensors. Sparkfun are continuing to add more modules so be sure to check back every so often to find out more!

Get Started with the SparkFun LTE CAT M1/NB-IoT Shield Sensor

Documents

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

Have a product question? We're here to help!

Write Your Own Review

Videos

View All

Guides

4G and GPS HAT For Raspberry Pi - Waveshare SIM7600X

Love your Raspberry Pi but wish it had even more connectivity akin to your mobile phone. Then the W...
Love your Raspberry Pi but wish it had even more connectivity akin to your mobile phone. Then the W...

LTE Cat-M1 vs NB-IoT - 4G Connectivity Comparison with IoT Devices

Back at it again with tips for IoT devices when connecting with Mobile networks. Quickly to explain ...
Back at it again with tips for IoT devices when connecting with Mobile networks. Quickly to explain ...

Mobile Networks - Where Can My IoT Device Connect?

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects that are all around us which ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of physical objects that are all around us which ...

The Maker Revolution

The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - ...
The Maker Revolution celebrates the creation of new devices and the modification of existing ones - ...

Projects

Potentiometer Position Monitor

Bill of Materials Arduino Nano Every 10 Segment Light Bar Graph LED Display 10-Turn 10K Potenti...
Bill of Materials Arduino Nano Every 10 Segment Light Bar Graph LED Display 10-Turn 10K Potenti...

Coffee Grinder With Arduino

Using a few bits and pieces, this ordinary coffee grinder now has two presets to run the motor for a...
Using a few bits and pieces, this ordinary coffee grinder now has two presets to run the motor for a...

The Hipster Coaster

We wanted to make a interactive display of the fun that can be had with DIY projects to take to Sydn...
We wanted to make a interactive display of the fun that can be had with DIY projects to take to Sydn...

Educational Workshops

Arduino Workshop for Beginners

Welcome to the Arduino Workshop, where you'll be able to follow our guided course which covers eve...
Welcome to the Arduino Workshop, where you'll be able to follow our guided course which covers eve...
Feedback

Please continue if you would like to leave feedback for any of these topics:

  • Website features/issues
  • Content errors/improvements
  • Missing products/categories
  • Product assignments to categories
  • Search results relevance

For all other inquiries (orders status, stock levels, etc), please contact our support team for quick assistance.

Note: click continue and a draft email will be opened to edit. If you don't have an email client on your device, then send a message via the chat icon on the bottom left of our website.

Makers love reviews as much as you do, please follow this link to review the products you have purchased.