This Raspberry Pi HAT features multi communication functionalities: NB-IoT, eMTC, EDGE, GPRS, and GNSS.
The NB-IoT (NarrowBand-Internet of Things) and eMTC (enhanced Machine Type Communication) are rising IoT communication technologies evolved from LTE (4G), with advantages include low power, low cost, wide coverage, etc. They are suited for applications such as intelligent instruments, remote controlling, asset tracking, remote monitoring, E-health, mobile POS terminals, sharing bikes, and so on. While the GSM/GPRS, and EDGE are traditional 2G/2.5G technologies capable of sending SMS or making other wireless communications.
Therefore, the SIM7000C NB-IoT HAT would be an ideal choice for either evaluating new rising technologies, or simply communicating/positioning via multiple ways.
|Band||SIM7000E: FDD-LTE B3/B8/B20/B28||GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 MHz|
|SIM7000C: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B8|
|Power saving||Current in sleep mode: 1.2mA (@DRX=2.56s). Current in PSM mode: 9uA.|
|Emitting power||Class 3 (0.25W@LTE)||Class E2 (0.5W@EGSM900)
Class E1 (0.4W@DCS1800)
|Class 4 (2W@GSM900)
Class 1 (1W@DCS1800)
|SIM Card||NB Specific (Not Included)||Normal SIM (Not Included)|
Note: the Raspberry Pi in the photo is NOT included.