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Digi XBee® Cellular LTE-M

XBee Cellular LTE-M embedded modems provide OEMs with a simple way to integrate low-power cellular connectivity into their devices

Features

  • FCC certified and carrier end-device certified
  • Excellent coverage and building penetration
  • Digi XBee Transparent and API modes simplify design
  • Low power consumption optimized for long battery life
  • Reduced hardware complexity with only 1 antenna required
  • Integrated MicroPython programmability enables custom scripting directly on the modem
  • Enhanced with Digi TrustFence™ security framework
  • Manage and configure with XCTU and Digi Remote Manager®

Specification

Model Digi XBee Cellular LTE-M
INTERFACES AND HARDWARE
CHIPSET REFERENCE u-blox 404M/R410M
SERIAL DATA INTERFACE UART, SPI coming soon
CONFIGURATION METHODS AT Commands, API Frames, local or OTA
OPERATING MODES Transparent, API, Bypass
PROGRAMMABILITY MicroPython with 8 KB Flash / 24 KB RAM
ANALOG I/O 4 ADC lines (10-bit)
DIGITAL I/O 15 DIO lines
FORM FACTOR Digi XBee 20-pin through-hole
ANTENNA OPTIONS 1 U.FL
DIMENSIONS 24.38 mm x 32.94 mm
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -40º C to +80º C
RF CHARACTERISTICS
MODULATION LTE-M
TRANSMIT POWER Up to 23 dBm
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY TBD
NETWORKING AND CARRIER
CARRIER AND TECHNOLOGY Verizon / AT&T LTE-M
SUPPORTED BANDS Verizon – 4,13 / AT&T – 2,4,12
SECURITY Digi Trustfence™ security with Secure Boot, Encrypted Storage, Protected JTAG
RF THROUGHPUT Up to 384 kbps
DOWNLINK/UPLINK SPEEDS Up to 1 Mbps
DUPLEX MODE Half-Duplex
POWER REQUIREMENTS
SUPPLY VOLTAGE 3.0 to 4.3 V
TRANSMIT CURRENT TBD
RECEIVE CURRENT TBD
IDLE CURRENT (LISTENING) TBD
DEEP SLEEP TBD
REGULATORY AND CARRIER APPROVALS
FCC (USA) Contains FCC: TBD
IC (CANADA) Contains IC: TBD
VERIZON END-DEVICE CERTIFIED TBD
PTCRB END-DEVICE CERTIFIED TBD

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LTE-M, part of 3GPP’s release 13, is designed to address a growing demand in the IoT community for low-power, long-range options for IoT devices. Two new key features included in the LTE-M specification include;

- LTE eDRX (Extended Discontinuous Reception) – Increases the length of time an LTE-M device can sleep in between ‘check-ins’ with the LTE network.
- LTE PSM (Power Saving Mode) – LTE-M device notifies the network that it is going to sleep indefinitely. When the device wakes up, it can transmit data, then will remain in idle Rx mode for at least 4 frames, then it can go back to sleep indefinitely. LTE-M devices using PSM that transmit once per day should see battery life in the 5-10 year range on simple AA batteries.

The Digi XBee Cellular LTE-M is a low-cost, low power wide area (LPWA) embedded cellular modem. It is FCC and carrier end-device certified which completely eliminates the cost, complexity, and risk involved in the certification process. The modem is programmable, with support for custom MicroPython applications running directly onboard, allowing users to more efficiently manage their devices and eliminating the need for an external microcontroller in certain use-cases. It includes the full suite of standard XBee API frames and AT commands, so existing customers can drop this modem into their existing designs to instantly achieve cellular integration, without the pain and hassle of doing a complete re-design.

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