Particle Electron (2G/3G)

Develop a cellular connected product with Particle' Electron. In one small package, you can build a connected parking meter, shipping container or agricultural sensor with our integrated offering of cellular hardware.

Cellular-Connected Microcontroller

The Electron makes it easy to connect your product to a cellular network. It's FCC/CE/IC/PTCKB certified to comply with any cellular standard.

Fully integrated hardware, cellular network to the cloud

The Electron Series has the hardware, SIM card, global network and cloud services to provide for a smooth experience. Fully integrated and activated, the Electron is pre-certified and efficiently built to reduce data costs.

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Global SIM and Data Plan

IoT products are no longer limited to a smart home or office. With the Electron, your products can work with 100+ countries' cellular networks.

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Easy Setup and Comprehensive Development Tools

Start configuring your Electron in minutes. With our mobile app Tinker and customer portal, you can walk through the setup process effortlessly,=. Our tools provide help if you need it, from troubleshooting guides to experts in our community.

A full toolkit of Cloud applications

The Particle Cloud's a suite of tools allows you to manage all of your SIMs in one place. Easily configure your 2G and 3G applications on the cloud.

  • 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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