Measuring just 16x26x3mm, u-blox's 96-pin LGA-packaged SARA-U201 is claimed to be the smallest cellular module supporting both 2G and 3G connectivity. Providing 5-band UMTS, quad-band GSM and having global radio regulatory approvals, the SARA-U201 is suited 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.
The voice and data capable cellular module is also equipped with the latest 3G chipset for IoT applications.
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 can be seamlessly combined with any u-blox GNSS modules and chips, thanks to its pre-integrated AssistNow client.
Software stack and protocol support includes a dual stack IPv4/IPv6, embedded TCP/IP, Ethernet over USB and BIP/eSIM support.
Stefano Moioli, Director Product Management Cellular, u-blox, commented: "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."
All the SARA-U2 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites and also meet the internationally recognised ISO 16750 specification that stipulates environmental and electrical testing criteria when used in road vehicles.