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The SM5100B is a miniature, quad-band GSM 850/EGSM 900/DCS 1800/PCS 1900 module, which can be integrated into a great number of wireless projects. You can use this module to accomplish almost anything a normal cell phone can - SMS text messages, GSM/GPRS, TCP/IP, and more!
This module features two UARTS, an SPI interface, and two 10-bit ADCs. It also supports Li-ion battery charging, a 4x6 keypad, and an LCD interface. Inputs/outputs are available for a speaker and microphone. An antenna does come attached to the module.
Power supplied to the module should be regulated between 3.3-4.2VDC (3.6V nominal).
You can connect it up to a mating 60-pin, surface mount connector, or you can pair this module with our SM5100B evaluation board. There is no SIM socket on the actual cell module, you might want to consider using our SIM card breakout board.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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