SIM7000 LTE CAT-M1/NB-IoT + GPS Shield Kit
SIM7000 LTE CAT-M1/NB-IoT + GPS Shield Kit
NOTE: Pre-order inventory is estimated to arrive around September 25. (The rest of the inventory will go to Amazon). If you pre-order, please be aware of this delivery timeframe!
This powerful cellular shield for Arduino supports the latest cutting-edge LTE CAT-M and NB-IoT technology as well as fast multi-GNSS positioning (GPS). Its ultra-low power consumption is perfect for battery- or solar-powered IoT devices and it's directly compatible with Arduino Uno, Mega, and Leonardo as a shield and can be wired externally to practically any other microcontroller. If you need the bare-bones module please see this product page. Please contact for large orders.
Note: You will need a proper LTE CAT-M or NB-IoT SIM card to operate this device. The Hologram SIM card works great with this product in the USA and can be purchased separately. However, the Hologram SIM may not connect outside the USA on LTE CAT-M/NB-IoT since many of these networks are relatively new and don’t have affiliations with Hologram yet.
GPS Tracker Tutorial (HTTP and MQTT)
SIM7000 shield board (in ESD bag)
Flexible, dual LTE/GPS antenna with uFL connectors and 3M adhesive on the back
Stackable female header kit
Note: Arduino, USB cable, LiPo battery, and SIM card are not included. A 3.7V LiPo battery (preferably 1000mAH or more) and SIM card are required for proper operation of the shield.
This shield has lots of features, all in a small Arduino-compatible shield! It's great for remote sensors, real-time GPS trackers, cellular-activated IoT devices, and any other low-power cellular projects! Below are some tech specs:
Compatible with Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, and Arduino Leonardo or practically any 1.8-5V microcontroller like ESP8266, ESP32, and Raspberry Pi if wired externally (see the shield pinouts in this tutorial)
LTE CAT-M1 and NB-IoT support. SIM7000C, SIM7000E, and SIM7000G versions additionally support 2G (GSM/GPRS) and 2.5G (EDGE). Uplink speed up to 375kbps, downlink up to 300kbps
The shield comes in several versions for different regions of the globe (learn how to select a version)
Ultra low power: The shield draws < 8uA on a 3.7V LiPo battery when the modem is turned off (learn more)
Supports SMS text messages (see this SMS tutorial)
Supports TCP/IP (including MQTT), PPP, POP3 (Email), and FTP/HTTP/SSL
Integrated multi-GNSS (GPS, GLONASS) capabilities with 2.5m accuracy (see this GPS tracker tutorial)
MCP9808 High-accuracy I2C temperature sensor with 0.25° typical accuracy
Micro USB for debugging and sending AT commands (see this tutorial on how to install Windows drivers)
Extra I2C header for convenience
SIM7000 module power and network status LEDs
Convenient u.FL antenna connectors for added flexibility
The SIM7000A-A is certified for AT&T and SIM7000A-V is certified for Verizon but they operate on both networks! A combined dual-certified SIM7000A version is coming soon.
There are tons of other features, including DNS parsing, transparent data mode, and network time syncing!
Network Connection: This shield does not operate on traditional LTE. This means you need to make sure that you have LTE CAT-M1 or NB-IoT for it to operate. To get a better idea of whether or not you have CAT-M1 or NB-IoT coverage in your area please visit this tutorial. However, the SIM7000C and SIM7000E versions also support 2G and 2.5G in case CAT-M1 or NB-IoT is not available.
This kit is for evaluation only and is not FCC approved for resale. It is your responsibility to determine if the shield will work for you and cell coverage or network compatibility in your specific area cannot be guaranteed.
FCC Notice (47 CFR 2.803)
This kit is designed to allow:
(1) Product developers to evaluate electronic components, circuitry, or software associated with the kit to determine whether to incorporate such items in a finished product and
(2) Software developers to write software applications for use with the end product. This kit is not a finished product and when assembled may not be resold or otherwise marketed unless all required FCC equipment authorizations are first obtained. Operation is subject to the condition that this product not cause harmful interference to licensed radio stations and that this product accept harmful interference. Unless the assembled kit is designed to operate under part 15, part 18 or part 95 of this chapter, the operator of the kit must operate under the authority of an FCC license holder or must secure an experimental authorization under part 5 of this chapter.