MikroElektronika has launched NB IoT 4 Click, a compact add-on board for IoT applications such as smart metering, intelligent wearables, security and asset tracking, home appliances, environmental monitoring, and more. The new Click board includes a cellular wireless communications module with integrated digital SIM (eSIM) delivering global data connectivity even in regions without the latest communications infrastructure.
NB IoT 4 Click features the C1-RM from Cavli Wireless. This three-band NB-IoT IoT/2G wireless communication module supporting bands 3, 5, and 8 mainly targets low-power data transmission applications. The module also supports the 3GPP Release 13 standard and meets almost all M2M requirements thanks to its ultra-small size. Devices have a standby power consumption of less than 1mA, and in deep sleep mode, this can be as low as 5µA. External interfaces, protocol stacks, and a complete range of SMS and data transmission services to meet client-side demands are provided.
NB IoT 4 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board comes as a fully tested product, ready to be used on a system equipped with the mikroBUS socket.
MIKROE releases a new Click board nearly every day at 10 am, and many leading microcontroller companies including Microchip, NXP, Infineon, Dialog, STM, Analog Devices Renesas, and Toshiba now include the mikroBUS socket on their development boards. NB IoT 4 Click costs just $55.