u-blox announced an ultra-compact 3G/2G cellular module which it claims as the smallest cellular module ideal for a wide range of industrial, automotive telematics, and consumer applications that must be able to operate on any 2G or 3G network in the world. Users can also constrain BOM cost and logistics complexity by selecting single 3G/2G module.
Featuring 5-band UMTS, quad-band GSM, the module is equipped with the latest 3G chipset for IoT applications. Further, the module measures just 16 x 26 x 3mm in a 96-pin LGA package, is voice and data capable and has global radio regulatory approvals.
Additionally, SARA-U201 is pin-to-pin and form factor compatible with its 2G counterpart SARA-G350. It includes UART and USB data communication interfaces and with its pre-integrated AssistNow client, it can be seamlessly combined with any u-blox GNSS modules and chips.
“u-blox SARA-U201 is ideal for customers who wish to use a single 3G+2G cellular module either because their end device must be capable to operate on all the existing 2G and 3G networks, for example for asset tracking, or to simplify inventory management and lower logistics costs,” says Stefano Moioli, Director Product Management Cellular at u-blox.
Software stack and protocol support includes a dual stack IPv4 / IPv6, embedded TCP/IP, Ethernet over USB and BIP/eSIM. All the SARA-U2 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites and comply to the ISO 16750 specification.