Embedded modems from Digi International are available from Mouser

One of the industry’s smallest embedded cellular modems, the Digi XBee Cellular LTE Cat 1 embedded modems, are now offered by Mouser Electronics.

It is designed to help OEMS avoid time-consuming FCC and carrier end-device certifications. The modems enable engineers to integrate secure LTE CAT 1 cellular connectivity into their machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) designs.

The low power Digi XBee Cellular LTE Cat 1 embedded modems operate at 3.3V and offer sleep and deep-sleep modes optimised for solar and/or battery-powered applications. Transmitting embedded serial data via TCP, UDP or SMS over the cellular network, the devices offer flexible communication options, including a simple transparent serial mode and an API mode with structured frames for more advanced design requirements.

The modems use Digi’s TrustFence security features, which include secure boot, encrypted security keys, secure JTAG, and SSL/TLS 1.2 cryptographic protocols. All security and feature updates are performed using over-the-air (OTA) firmware for added manageability and convenience.

All Digi XBee products share the same footprint and software interface, for upgrades to new technologies including LTE CAT M1 and the upcoming LTE CAT NB1, with only minor software adjustments, configuring and editing data either locally through Digi’s XCTU software or remotely using the Digi Remote Manager interface.

The distributor also stocks the Digi XBee Cellular LTE Cat 1 development kit, which includes the embedded modem, development board, an activated Verizon SIM card, and six months of free cellular data service to allow for immediate development.

The Digi XBee Cellular embedded modems are ideal for remote equipment control, environmental monitoring, intelligent lighting systems, digital signage, and oil and gas sensors.



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