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The Cinterion® Connect Shield from Gemalto: speed and simplify the creation of IoT applications

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The Cinterion® Connect Shield is an easy-to-use maker board, based on the ELS61-E LTE Cat.1 cellular module, that combines the flexible and widely used Arduino open source platform with Gemalto’s reliable and highly efficient cellular connectivity. Designed for professional developers and inventors, the shield is a powerful tool to simplify hardware and software integration and quickly transform ideas into prototypes in just hours.

The ELS61-E is a LTE Cat.1 wireless module is a highly efficient 4G LTE connectivity tailored for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Cinterion® M2M module features power-optimized performance and speeds of up to 10Mbit/s download and 5Mbit/s uplink which optimizes the overall cost for IoT applications. This makes it an ideal solution for IoT applications such as metering, tracking and tracing, fleet management and mHealth that require the longevity and reliability of LTE in the decades ahead as 2G and 3G networks phase out.

The Cinterion® Connect Shield advances Gemalto’s suite of user-friendly development tools, providing an easy-to-use maker platform for innovating IoT applications.

It combines the flexible and widely used Arduino open source environment with highly efficient cellular connectivity to enable maximum flexibility in building proof-of-concepts.

Free Dev Board Features
Connect Shield
  • Cinterion® ELS61-E LTE Cat.1 module
  • On board I2C temperature and ambient light sensor as well as 4-bit I2C extender with 3 LED’s connected
  • On board micro-SIM card holder
  • ON/OFF button plus additional programmable arbitrary button
  • Power supply for the Connect Shield through Arduino 5V interface and/or an additional micro-USB on board allowing flexible powering distribution.
  • Ultra-wideband 700MHz to 2.8GHz antenna with up to 90% efficiency
ELS61 module
  • LTE Cat.1 radio
  • LTE Band 1, 3, 8, 20, 28
    Uplink 5Mbps / downlink 10Mbps
  • 2G Band 3, 8
    Uplink / downlink 50kbps

This gives developers, integrators and inventors the opportunity to experience the benefits, diversity and scalability of the global cellular ecosystem.

The Connect Shield leverages a Cinterion® wireless module designed for highly efficient, low-power IoT applications to deliver optimized bandwidth and performance.

An external ultra-wideband antenna delivers superior signal reception while a basic set of embedded sensors allows data monitoring with minimal integration effort.

Users with very little hardware expertise can quickly mount the Connect Shield to existing Arduino stacks to enable cellular connectivity.

Connect Shield overview

Connect Shield overview

To help jump start your IoT innovation project Gemalto have a dedicated Developer Community website for tips, tutorials and success stories.

Anglia are offering customers a FREE Cinterion® Connect Shield development board from Gemalto, please fill in the form below to register your interest now.

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