As retiring 2G and 3G networks are being retired, developers are looking for a transition path to LTE. Particle’s pre-integrated cellular solution provides the certifications required of connected devices (e.g. FCC; PTCRB; and Carrier-Specific). The module also has built-in cloud and SIM support. The new LTE modules are part of Particle’s existing E Series suite, which come bundled with the Particle Device Cloud, Device OS, and Particle’s collection of developer tools.
Two LTE CAT-M1 models (LTE B13 and LTE B2/4/5/12) have been launched. They are low profile, surface mountable and powered by Qualcomm’s MDM9206 IoT Modem and u-blox’s SARA-R410-02B module. A Particle E Series Evaluation Kit is available, which includes an E Series Evaluation Board with LTE global connectivity, a sample IoT sensor (temperature), and accessories to build an industrial proof-of-concept for $89.