Arduino Portenta CAT.M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield


Arduino Portenta CAT.M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield

Arduino Portenta CAT.M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield

  • Add NB-IoT, CAT.M1, and positioning to any Portenta product
  • Change connectivity capabilities without changing the board
  • Reduce communication bandwidth requirements in IoT applications
  • Low-power module
  • Compatible with MKR boards

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Product Details


The Arduino Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield allows you to elevate the connectivity features of Portenta H7 applications. The shield utilises a Cinterion TX62 wireless module by Thales, designed for super-efficient, low-power IoT applications to deliver unrivalled bandwidth and performance, while adding global connectivity and positioning capabilities to Portenta and MKR boards, making your applications smarter.


Key benefits and applications of the Arduino Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield

Combining the shield with the robust computing power of the Portenta H7 enables the development of positioning, asset tracking, and remote monitoring applications in industrial settings, agriculture, public utilities, and smart cities. Unleash a world of new opportunities for edge computing!

Add monitoring capabilities to any asset – the shield offers connectivity to both Cat.M1 and NB-IoT networks with the option to use eSIM technology. It’s ideal for monitoring and tracking valuable goods, or entire fleets of vehicles – across the world– with your choice of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, or BeiDou positioning.

Connect data and automate actions – combine the Portenta H7 with the Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield to connect data and automate actions and truly optimise the use of resources, enhance user experience, and provide smart solutions.

Low-power, long-distance communications – designed for edge ML applications, the shield enables low-power, long-distance communications over NBIoT and CAT.M1 networks. Combined with the Portenta H7, the shield greatly reduces communication bandwidth requirements in your IoT applications.

Make your Industrial and agricultural applications smarter – the shield can be used to create solutions to monitor gas detectors, optical sensors, and machinery alarm systems remotely.

Technical Specifications

Connectivity Cinterion TX62 wireless module; NB-IoT – LTE CAT.M1; 3GPP Rel.14 Compliant Protocol LTE Cat. M1/NB1/NB2; UMTS BANDS: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12(17) / 13 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 66 / 71 / 85; LTE Cat.M1 DL: max. 300 kbps, UL: max. 1.1 Mbps; LTE Cat.NB1 DL: max. 27 kbps, UL: max. 63 kbps; LTE Cat.NB2 DL: max. 124 kbps, UL: max. 158 kbps
Short Messaging Service (SMS) Point-to-point mobile terminated (MT) and mobile originated (MO) Text Mode; Protocol Data Unit (PDU) Mode
Localisation Support GNSS capability (GPS/BeiDou/Galileo/GLONASS)
Dimensions 66 mm x 25.4 mm
Other Embedded IPv4 and IPv6 TCP/IP stack access; Internet Services: TCP server/client, UDP client, DNS, Ping, HTTP client, FTP client, MQTT client Secure Connection with TLS/DTLS Secure boot
Operating Temperatures -40° C to +85° C (-104° F to 185°F)









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