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Qwiic Cellular Notecarrier

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When we first saw the Notecard from Blues Wireless we were intrigued. Unlike most embedded cellular modems, the price of the Blues Wireless card includes a 10 year subscription and 500MB of data. A global cellular module with a built in SIM card with no monthly fee? That sounds enticing. After all, the last thing we need is a hot water heater monitor with a monthly cell phone bill!

The power of Qwiic just keeps expanding! Simply attach the Notecard of your choice, the connect the Qwiic Cellular Notecarrier onto any enabled SparkFun Qwiic platforms (currently over 30) and you’ll be able to transmit data anywhere there is cell connectivity with a few lines of Python, Arduino, or JSON. The Blues documentation is superb. All API calls come with extensive C, Python, and JSON examples. While the Qwiic Cellular focuses on using the I2C bus for communication, USB and Serial can also be used to communicate with the Notecard. We found the USB was handy for immediate gratification and command debugging.

This product is the bare Notecarrier. If you'd prefer the pre-assembled Notecard+Notecarrier please see this product.

We do not plan to regularly produce SparkX products so get them while they’re hot!

Experimental Product: SparkX products are rapidly produced to bring you the most cutting edge technology as it becomes available. These products are tested but come with no guarantees. Live technical support is not available for SparkX products. Head on over to our forum for support or to ask a question.
  • Notecard carrier board with built-in USB and Qwiic connectors for I2C communication
  • 10-year data plan with 500MB (used over the life of the device) included with price of hardware
  • Transmission Current: ~250mA or 2A (where GSM is required)
  • Idle Current: 8uA (Power LED disabled)
  • Built in LiPo connection and charging
  • Empty SIM socket footprint available for use in countries where required (139 countries do not need this installed)

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