Boron: GSM (2G/3G) + Mesh + BLE

$49
Preorder
$69
Retail

Note: Live in the United States? Check out the Boron LTE. See the cellular FAQ for 2G/3G country availability.

The Boron GSM is a powerful 2G/3G enabled development kit that can act as either a standalone cellular endpoint or 2G/3G enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Po and deploy your local network in minutes.

The Boron is great for connecting existing projects to the Particle Device Cloud or as a gateway to connect an entire group of local endpoints where Wi-Fi is missing or unreliable.

Shipping October 2018


Specs

  • u-blox SARA U201 2G/3G modem
    • HSPA/GSMqq with global hardware and SIM support
    • 3GPP Release 7
    • Bands 800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC
    • ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz
    • 1MB flash, 256KB RAM
    • IEEE 802.15.4-2006: 250 Kbps
    • Bluetooth 5: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 Kbps
    • Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) calculations
    • ARM TrustZone CryptoCell-310 Cryptographic and security module
    • Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
    • NFC-A tag
  • On-board additional 2MB SPI flash
  • 20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
  • Micro USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
  • Integrated Li-Po charging and battery connector
  • JTAG (SWD) Connector
  • RGB status LED
  • Reset and Mode buttons
  • Dual SIM support: nano 4FF and MFF2
  • U.FL connector for external antenna
  • Meet the Feather specification in dimensions and pinout
  • FCC and PTCRB certified
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)