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Digi XBee® Cellular 3G

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Digi XBee Cellular 3G embedded modems provide OEMs with a simple way to integrate HSPA/GSM cellular connectivity into their devices.

 
  • Development kits and modems now shipping
  • FCC/IC, PTCRB, and AT&T certified – eliminates certification costs and risks
  • Transparent and API modes simplify software integration
  • Low-power modes for battery powered applications
  • Integrated MicroPython programmability enables custom scripting directly on the modem
  • Enhanced with Digi TrustFence® security framework
  • Manage and configure with XCTU and Digi Remote Manager®
  • Available with Digi provided SIM cards and data plans

Digi XBee Cellular 3G embedded modems provide a simple path to 3G (HSPA/GSM) with 2G fallback connectivity for OEMs with worldwide deployments. This modem is FCC/IC, PTCRB and AT&T certified which completely eliminates the cost, complexity, and risk involved in the certification process.

The modem is programmable, with support for custom MicroPython applications running directly onboard, allowing users to more efficiently manage their devices and eliminating the need for an external microcontroller in certain use-cases. It includes the full suite of standard Digi XBee API frames and AT commands, so existing customers can simply drop this modem into their existing designs to instantly achieve 3G cellular integration, without the pain and hassle of doing a complete re-design.

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Specifications (Preliminary) Digi XBee Cellular Smart Modem, 3G
INTERFACES AND HARDWARE
CHIPSET REFERENCE u-blox U201
SERIAL DATA INTERFACE UART, SPI
CONFIGURATION METHODS AT Commands, API Frames, local or OTA
OPERATING MODES Transparent, API, Bypass
PROGRAMMABILITY MicroPython with 8 KB Flash / 24 KB RAM
ANALOG I/O 4 ADC lines (10-bit)
DIGITAL I/O 13 DIO lines
FORM FACTOR Digi XBee 20-pin through-hole
ANTENNA OPTIONS 1 U.FL
DIMENSIONS 24.38 mm x 32.94 mm
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -40º C to +85º C (-30 to +70C if 2G fallback is enabled)
SIM CARD 4FF (Nano size)
RF CHARACTERISTICS
TRANSMIT POWER Up to 24 dBm (Power Class 3)
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY -111 dBm
NETWORKING AND CARRIER
CARRIER AND TECHNOLOGY 3G HSPA/GSM with 2G fall-back (see User Guide for more details on this feature)
SUPPORTED BANDS Band 19 (800 MHz), Band 5 (850 Mhz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz)
SECURITY Digi Trustfence™ security with Secure Boot, Encrypted Storage, Protected JTAG, SSL/TLS 1.2
RF THROUGHPUT Up to 921 Kbps
DOWNLINK/UPLINK SPEEDS 7.2 Mbps / 5.76 Mbps
POWER REQUIREMENTS
SUPPLY VOLTAGE 2.7 to 5.5 V
TRANSMIT CURRENT (24 DBM) 702 mA @ 3.3 V
425 mA @ 5 V
RECEIVE CURRENT 224 mA @ 3.3 V
160 mA @ 5 V
IDLE CURRENT (LISTENING) 87 mA @ 3.3 V
72 mA @ 5 V
DEEP SLEEP 10 uA @ 3.3 V
REGULATORY AND CARRIER APPROVALS
UNITED STATES Contains FCC ID: XPYICGM5NNN
CANADA Contains IC: 8595A-ICGM5NNN
EUROPE CE/RED
AUSTRALIA RCM
NEW ZEALAND R-NZ
ROHS Lead-free and RoHS compliant
PTCRB CERTIFICATION Yes
AT&T END DEVICE CERTIFIED Yes
WARRANTY
PRODUCT WARRANTY 1 year
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