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Digi XBee 3 Cellular LTE Cat 1 modem

Digi XBee 3 smart modems offer the easiest way to integrate cellular connectivity into an OEM device or IoT gateway

 
  • Integrated MicroPython programmability enables custom scripting directly on the modem
  • Transparent and API modes simplify software design
  • MQTT support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS
  • FCC certified and carrier end-device certified for Verizon, AT&T, Telus and Bell
  • Smallest end-device certified cellular modem
  • Direct USB provides easy PPP integration option
  • OTA firmware updates
  • Enhanced with Digi TrustFence® security framework
  • Manage and configure with Digi XCTU® and Digi Remote Manager®
  • Dual-mode radio for local configuration over Bluetooth® low energy using the Digi XBee® Mobile app
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Digi XBee® 3 modules accelerate time to market for designers, OEMs and solution providers by quickly enabling wireless connectivity and easy-to-add functionality. Building on industry-leading technology, pre-certified Digi XBee 3 modules offer the flexibility to switch between multiple frequencies and wireless protocols as needed.

The Golden Bridge Award

Ideal for moderate bandwidth (typically < 25 MB per month) and low-cost IoT applications, Digi XBee 3 Cellular LTE Cat 1 modules are cost-competitive with modules based on older standards.

With Digi Remote Manager®, Digi XBee 3 modules can be easily configured and controlled from a central platform. Built-in Digi TrustFence® security, identity and data privacy features use multiple layers of control to protect against new and evolving cyber threats. Standard XBee API frames and AT commands, MicroPython and Digi XCTU® simplify setup, configuration, testing and adding or changing functionality.

Digi XBee 3 modules are the latest addition to the Digi XBee Ecosystem of wireless modules, adapters and software – all engineered to accelerate development and deployment.

The Smallest End-Device Certified Modem for Cellular Networks

End-Device Certified

Digi XBee cellular modems are pre-certifed to work on a cellular network, saving OEMs months of time and thousands of dollars

The Smallest Form Factor

Just 24mm x 33mm with the authentic 20-pin XBee footprint we all know and trust

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XCTU

Next Generation Configuration Platform for Digi XBee

  • XCTU is free and compatible with Windows, MacOS and Linux.
  • Simple wireless network configuration and architecture.
  • Simple development tool for quickly building XBee API frames.
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Best-in-class monitoring and management ensures you can scale your deployment to a fleet of any size. Digi Remote Manager® gives you a single, secure platform to access data and manage devices from anywhere. Simple, secure control keeps your deployments on track — edit configurations, update firmware, monitor, schedule and automate tasks — all from your desktop or tablet.

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Specifications Digi XBee® 3 Cellular LTE Cat 1 Smart Modem
HARDWARE
CELLULAR CHIPSET Telit LE866A1-NA (AT&T), LE866-SV1 (Verizon)
FORM FACTOR Digi XBee® 20-pin through-hole
ANTENNA OPTIONS 1 U.FL: Cellular Primary, 1 U.FL: Cellular Diversity
Embedded Bluetooth® Antenna
DIMENSIONS 24.38 mm x 32.94 mm (0.96 in x 1.3 in)
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -40º C to 80º C (-40º F to 176º F)
SIM SIZE 4FF Nano
INTERFACE AND I/O
DATA INTERFACE UART, SPI, USB
OPERATING MODES Transparent and API over serial, PPP over USB
SECURITY Digi Trustfence® security with Secure Boot and Protected JTAG
CONFIGURATION TOOLS Digi XCTU® (Local), Digi Remote Manager® (OTA)
EMBEDDED PROGRAMMABILITY MicroPython with 512 K Flash / 64 K RAM
I/O 4 ADC lines (10-bit), 13 Digital I/O, I2C
BLUETOOTH BLE
CELLULAR CHARACTERISTICS
TRANSMIT POWER Up to 23 dBm
RECEIVE SENSITIVITY -105 dBm
SUPPORTED BANDS Bands 2, 4, 12
Bands 4, 13 (Verizon module)
DOWNLINK/UPLINK SPEEDS 10 Mbit/s Downlink, 5 Mbit/s Uplink (USB)
921 Kbit/s Downlink and Uplink (UART)
DUPLEX MODE Full-duplex
POWER REQUIREMENTS (AT 3.3 VDC INPUT POWER)
SUPPLY VOLTAGE 3.0 to 5.5 V
PEAK TRANSMIT CURRENT 1000 mA Bluetooth disabled
1060 mA Bluetooth enabled
AVG TRANSMIT CURRENT 850 mA
AVG RECEIVE CURRENT 320 mA
REGULATORY AND CARRIER APPROVALS
FCC (USA) MCQ-XB3C1 and RI7XE866A1NA,
MCQ-XB3C1 and RI7LE866SV1A (for Verizon module)
IC (CANADA) 1846A-XB3C1 and 5131A-XE866A1-NA,
1846A-XB3C1 and 5131A-LE866-SV1A (for Verizon module)
AT&T END-DEVICE CERTIFIED Complete (XB3-C-A1-UT-001 only)
VERIZON END-DEVICE CERTIFIED Complete (XB3-C-V1-UT-001 only)
TELUS END-DEVICE CERTIFIED Complete (XB3-C-A1-UT-001 only)
BELL END-DEVICE CERTIFIED Complete (XB3-C-A1-UT-001 only)
PTCRB Complete (XB3-C-A1-UT-001 only)
WARRANTY
PRODUCT WARRANTY 1-year
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