Boron 2G/3G Kit

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*Now available to order, shipping November 2018. If you add additional items to your order, your entire order will not ship until November 2018.*

Note: Live in the United States? Check out the Boron LTE. See the cellular FAQ for 2G/3G country availability.

The Boron GSM is a powerful 2G/3G enabled development kit that can act as either a standalone cellular endpoint or 2G/3G enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Po and deploy your local network in minutes.

The Boron is great for connecting existing projects to the Particle Device Cloud or as a gateway to connect an entire group of local endpoints where Wi-Fi is missing or unreliable.

All Particle hardware is designed from the ground up to work with the Device Cloud; a powerful set of tools and infrastructure to build, connect, and manage your IoT fleet. The Device Cloud for Particle Mesh will be priced by network. All Particle customers get 3 free months of Device Cloud access for micro networks using a cellular gateway. A micro network is defined as a network with 10 total devices and a single gateway. More pricing details to be released soon. In the meantime, check out our documentation

  • Contents:
  • Boron 2G/3G dev board
  • Mini breadboard
  • Cellular flex antenna
  • 1800mAh Li-Po battery
  • USB cable
  • Starter project includes two resistors (220 ohm), one red LED, and one photodiode
  • Specs:
  • u-blox SARA U201 2G/3G modem

    - HSPA/GSMqq with global hardware and SIM support

    - 3GPP Release 7

    - Bands 800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC

    - ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz

    - 1MB flash, 256KB RAM

    - IEEE 802.15.4-2006: 250 Kbps

    - Bluetooth 5: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 Kbps

    - Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) calculations

    - ARM TrustZone CryptoCell-310 Cryptographic and security module

    - Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)

    - NFC-A tag
  • On-board additional 2MB SPI flash
  • 20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
  • Micro USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
  • Integrated Li-Po charging and battery connector
  • JTAG (SWD) Connector
  • RGB status LED
  • Reset and Mode buttons
  • Dual SIM support: Nano 4FF and MFF2
  • U.FL connector for external antenna
  • Meets the Feather specification in dimensions and pinout
  • FCC and PTCRB certified
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)



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