A List of Cellular IoT Development Boards

We’re starting to have a decent choice of cellular development boards, and as the number of products is getting larger having some sort of list would be useful. That’s exactly what Hologram has done. While the list is not quite exhaustive, they’ve pushed the csv list to Github, and plans to update it. Hologram also encourage pull requests, so manufacturers may consider updating it with their own boards.

The list focuses on development boards acting as cellular IoT end points, so you won’t find gateways, WiFi hotspots, end user devices and modules that needs to be soldered onto your own board.

I have imported the list to WordPress to make it searchable, let people select the number of rows to display, and customize visible fields.

ManufacturerModel NameCategoryLifecycle StatusRetail CostAlt CurrencySKU/LinkModem ManufacturerModem Name2G?3G?Cat M1?NB-IOT?GPS included?US CoverageEurope CoverageAsia CoverageWorks with Hologram SIM?SDK Available? Library Available?Battery life (idle)Battery life (SMS sent once per day)Manufacturer DescriptionVoltage levelsI/O voltagesReady to integrate in manufacturing?What's the interface?Features onboardDirect modem passthrough?Other thoughts
HuaweiE303ModemObsolete$30https://www.hackster.io/hologram/connect-raspberry-pi-to-cellular-with-huawei-e303-modem-d870fcHUAWEI??YYNNNYYYY
ParticleBoron LTE (Mesh)Embedded boardSample$39https://www.particle.io/mesh/buy/boron-lteUBLOXSARA-R410MNNYYNYYY?
RAKWisLTEAdd-on ModuleActive$39http://www.rakwireless.com/en/WisKeyOSH/WisLTEQUECTELBG96NNYYYYYYY
AdafruitAdafruit FONA - Mini Cellular GSM Breakout uFL VersionAdd-on ModuleActive$40https://www.adafruit.com/product/1946SIMCOMSIM800HYNNNNYYYY
SeeedLoNet - Mini GSM/GPRS/GPS BreakoutAdd-on ModuleObsolete$40https://www.seeedstudio.com/LoNet-Mini-GSM%2FGPRS%2FGPS-Breakout-p-2183.htmlSIMCOMSIM808YYNNYYYY?
SodaqGPRSbeeAdd-on ModuleActive$43€35https://shop.sodaq.com/en/gprsbee.htmlSIMCOMSIM800HYNNNYYYY?
AdafruitAdafruit FONA - Mini Cellular GSM Breakout - SMA Version - v1Add-on ModuleActive$45https://www.adafruit.com/product/1963SIMCOMSIM800HYNNNNYYYY
HologramNovaModemActive$49https://hologram.io/store/nova-global-cellular-modem/36/UBLOXSARA-U201YYNNNYYYY
AdafruitFONA808Add-on ModuleActive$50https://www.adafruit.com/product/2542SIMCOMSIM808YNNNNYYYY
PyComGPyEmbedded boardActive$54€44https://pycom.io/product/gpy/PYCOMSequans Monarch (Chipset)NNYYNYYYY
HuaweiMS2131ModemActive$57https://consumer.huawei.com/en/mobile-broadband/e8231/HUAWEI??YYNNNYYYY
ParticleElectronEmbedded boardActive$59https://www.particle.io/products/hardware/electron-cellular-2g-3g-lte/UBLOXSARA-U201YYNNNYYYY
ParticleBoron 2G/3G (Mesh)Embedded boardSample$59https://www.particle.io/mesh/buy/boron-2g-3gUBLOXSARA-U201YYNYNYYY?
PyComFiPyEmbedded boardActive$67€54https://pycom.io/product/fipy/PYCOMSequans Monarch (Chipset)NNYYNYYYY
ArduinoMKR 1400Embedded boardActive$69https://store.arduino.cc/usa/mkr-gsm-1400UBLOXSARA U201YYNNNYYYY
HologramDashEmbedded boardActive$69https://hologram.io/store/hologram-global-dash/UBLOXSARA-U201YYNNNYYYYAT Commands, API calls
SparkfunMG2639 SparkFun Cellular ShieldAdd-on ModuleObsolete$70https://www.sparkfun.com/products/retired/13120ZTEMG2639YNNNYYYYY
BotleticsSIM7000A Shield (US Version)Add-on ModuleActive$79https://www.botletics.com/products/sim7000-shieldSIMCOMSIM7000ANNYYYYNNY
BotleticsSIM7000C Shield (China Version)Add-on ModuleActive$79https://www.botletics.com/products/sim7000-shieldSIMCOMSIM7000CYNYYYNNYY
BotleticsSIM7000E Shield (Europe Version)Add-on ModuleActive$79https://www.botletics.com/products/sim7000-shieldSIMCOMSIM7000EYNYYYNYNY
BotleticsSIM7000G ShieldAdd-on ModuleActive$79https://www.botletics.com/products/sim7000-shieldSIMCOMSIM7000GYNYYYYYYY
HologramDash ProEmbedded boardObsolete$79https://hologram.io/docs/reference/dash/pro-datasheet/UBLOXLISA-U200YYNNNYYYY
NimbeLinkSkywire® LTE-M Modem with GNSSAdd-on ModuleActive$79https://nimbelink.com/skywire-4g-lte-cat-m1/TELITME910C1NNYYYYNN?
AdafruitAdafruit FONA 3G Cellular Breakout - European versionAdd-on ModuleActive$80https://www.adafruit.com/product/2691SIMCOMSIM5320EYYNNYNYNY
AdafruitAdafruit FONA 3G Cellular Breakout - American versionAdd-on ModuleActive$80https://www.adafruit.com/product/2687SIMCOMSIM5320AYYNNYYNNY
SodaqNB-IoT Bee N211Add-on ModuleActive$85€69https://shop.sodaq.com/en/nb-iot-bee.htmlUBLOXSARA N211YNNYNNYY?
DigiDigi XBee® Cellular 3GAdd-on ModuleActive$89https://www.digi.com/products/xbee-rf-solutions/embedded-cellular-modems/digi-xbee-cellular-3gUBLOXSARA U201YYNNNYYY?
DigiDigi XBee3 Cellular Smart Modem, LTE CAT M, North AmericaAdd-on ModuleActive$99https://www.digi.com/products/models/xb3-c-a2-ut-001TELITLE866NNYNNYNN?
Particle E seriesIntegrated moduleActive$99https://www.particle.io/products/hardware/electron-cellular-2g-3g-lte/UBLOXSARA-U201YYNNNYYYN/A
Embedded ArtistsCellular and positioning shield 3G/UMTSAdd-on ModuleObsolete$110€89http://www.embeddedartists.com/products/acc/cell_3g_pos_shield.phpUBLOXSARA U270YYNNNNYN?
SodaqNB-IOT Shield DeLuxeAdd-on ModuleSample$135€109https://shop.sodaq.com/en/nb-iot-shield-deluxe.htmlUBLOXSARA N200YNNYYNYY?
Altitude TechIoT Bit 3G HATAdd-on ModuleActive$281https://www.mouser.com/new/altitude-technology/altitude-tech-iot-bit-3g-hat/SIMCOMSIM5360EYYNNNNYN?
Altitude TechIoT Bit 4G HATAdd-on ModuleActive$422https://www.mouser.com/new/altitude-technology/altitude-tech-iot-bit-4g-hat/SIMCOMSIM7100EYYNNNNYN?
Nordic SeminRF91Integrated moduleSampleN/Ahttps://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/Low-Power-Cellular-IoT/nRF91-SiP-SeriesN/AN/ANNYYNYYY?

The table is not automatically synchronized, so for the latest version always check out Github.

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In the past, there was one thing, we called it hyperlink: “…a reference to data that the reader can directly follow either by clicking…”.

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When you think how many phone SoCs there are, competing for sales, surprising not many have branched out to these markets?

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