Digi XBee® 3 Low-Power LTE-M/NB-IoT, GNSS, no SIM

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The Digi XBee 3 global cellular module is a cutting-edge, compact module engineered for rapid integration of cellular IoT capabilities. This innovative solution is equipped with cellular and BLE connectivity with end-device carrier certifications, and is designed to create secure wireless devices featuring global connectivity and positioning capabilities. A combination of the XBee ecosystem and cellular functionality makes for a simple system for working with data over a cellular connection.

Cellular LTE-M and NB-IoT are optimized for low-power, low data applications such as asset tracking and smart sensors (under 5MB of data per month). Global connectivity is immediately available with the XBee 3 global cellular. It features an excellent power saving mode to extend battery life and deployment time. It does not come with a SIM card or data plan, but we have options available. Check out the related products section.

To augment cellular IoT development, the XBee 3 package comes complete with an array of MicroPython programming resources, the intuitive XBee Studio tool suite, and a 12-month subscription to the Digi Remote Manager® for each module, enabling remote software updates and monitoring. The Digi XBee Studio, a powerful tool designed to accelerate development, production, and deployment, further enhances cellular IoT implementation.

  • Hardware

    • Cellular Chipset: Telit ME310G1-WW
    • Form factor (connector footprint): Digi XBee® 20-pin through-hole
    • Antenna options: 1 U.FL cellular, 1 U.FL Bluetooth®, 1 U.FL GNSS
    • Dimensions: 24.38 mm x 32.94 mm (0.96 in x 1.3 in)
    • Operating temperature: −40 ºC to 85 ºC (−40 ºF to 185 ºF)
    • SIM size: 4FF Nano
  • Interface and I/O

    • Data interface: UART, SPI, USB
    • Operating modes (LTE-M): Transparent and API over serial, PPP over USB
    • Operating modes (NB-IoT): Transparent, API, UDP
    • Security: Digi TrustFence® security with secure boot and protected JTAG
    • Configuration tools: Digi XBee Studio® (local), Digi Remote Manager® (OTA)
    • Embedded programmability: MicroPython with 1024 kB flash / 64 kB RAM
    • I/O: 4 ADC lines (10-bit), 13 digital I/O, USB, I2C
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • Cellular characteristics

    • Transmit power: Up to 23 dBm (LTE-M/NB-IoT), up to 33 dBm (2G)
    • Receive sensitivity (LTE-M): −105 dBm
    • Receive sensitivity (NB-IoT): −113 dBm
    • Supported bands: LTE Bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B27, B28, B66, B71, B85; 2G Bands B2, B3, B5, B8
    • Downlink / uplink speeds (LTE-M): Up to 588 kbps downilnk, up to 1 Mbps uplink
    • Downlink / uplink speeds (NB-IoT): Up to 120 kbps downlink, up to 160 kbps uplink
    • Downlink / uplink speeds (2G): Up to 264 kbps downlink, up to 210 kbps uplink
    • Duplex mode: Half-duplex
  • Power requirements (at 3.3 VDC input power)

    • Supply voltage: 3.3 – 4.3 VDC
    • Peak transmit current: 550 mA with Bluetooth disabled; 610 mA with Bluetooth enabled
    • Avg transmit current (LTE-M): 1.25 A peak, 410 mA average (GM2 modules)
    • Avg transmit current (NB-IoT): 1.3 A peak, 410 mA average (GM2 modules)
    • Avg transmit current (2G): 2.1 A peak, 320 mA average (GM2 modules)
    • Idle: 200 mA peak, 100 mA average
    • Power save mode: 20 μA
    • Deep sleep: 2.65 μA
  • Regulatory and carrier approvals*

    • FCC (USA): MCQ-XB3M2
    • ISED (Canada): 1846A-XB3M2
    • CE / RED (Europe): Complete
    • UKCA (United Kingdom): Complete
    • Japan: Pending
    • Brazil: Pending
    • Mexico (NOM): Pending
    • PTCRB, AT&T and Verizon: Complete


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  • JPerch / about 7 months ago / 1

    The description section refers to a "Related Products" section for information on SIM card options. But I don't see a "Related Products" section on the page. Can you point me to where you have options for this?

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