Particle Electron (2G/3G)

Develop a cellular connected project or product such as a parking meter, shipping container, or agricultural sensor with the Electron, Particle's integrated offering of hardware, cellular network and cloud in one small package.

Cellular-Connected Microcontroller

The Electron takes care of all of the difficult parts of connecting your product or project to a Cellular Network. FCC/CE/IC/PTCRB certified so that you don't have to worry about certification for your product.

Fully integrated hardware, cellular network and cloud solution

The Electron Series provides everything you need to build a cellular-connected product: the hardware, the SIM card, the global network, and the cloud service. This integration means a smoother experience because everything "just works" with low-cost, pre-certified hardware and an efficient communications protocol to reduce data costs.

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Global SIM and Data Plan

Think outside of your Wi-Fi network! Internet of Things applications have long been limited to the smart home or smart office. With the Electron, your projects and products can work on cellular networks in 100+ countries worldwide.

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Easy Setup and Comprehensive Development Tools

Get started in minutes using tinker, our mobile app and our easy Set Up portal. Then explore ready to go projects and extensive code libraries that are designed to walk you through the learning curve. Troubleshoot, ask the experts and look for inspiration in our friendly online communities.

A full toolkit of Cloud applications

The Particle Cloud is a suite of tools to allow you to focus on your product, not on solving issues common to 2G and 2G applications.

  • Write and manage Firmware on a set of several development environment options
  • Experiment and troubleshoot with our mobile apps
  • Manage your devices, their SIMs, and the cellular data they consume through the Console

Technical specs

Cellular specs

  • U-Blox SARA U260/U270 (3G) or G350 (2G)
  • Telefonica global SIM card
  • Particle IoT data plan - Plans vary based on usage and location. See here for specifics.

Microcontroller specs

  • STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller
  • 1MB Flash
  • 128K RAM
  • 30 mixed-input GPIOs with advanced peripherals

Other info

  • 36 pins total: 28 GPIOs (D0-D13, A0-A13), plus TX/RX, 2 GNDs, VIN, VBAT, WKP, 3V3, RST
  • Power management circuit included on-board
  • Board dimensions: 2.0" x 0.8" x 0.3" (0.5" including headers)
  • Open source hardware
  • FCC, IC and CE pre-certified, See here for product by product certifications.

Electron Series

Electron 2G

  • 3 months of Particle's 1MB monthly data plan (delivered by email)
  • Particle Electron PCB
  • Particle SIM Card
  • Li-Po battery (2000mAh)
  • USB cable
  • Breadboard
  • Pinout reference card
  • Components for a sample product
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Electron 3G

  • 3 months of Particle's 1MB monthly data plan (delivered by email)
  • Particle Electron PCB
  • Particle SIM Card
  • Li-Po battery (2000mAh)
  • USB cable
  • Breadboard
  • Pinout reference card
  • Components for a sample product
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Electron Trays

  • SIM Card, Batteries and antennas sold separately
  • Manufacturing-ready format
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