Top 5 Cellular IoT Development Boards & Shields of 2018

Why is ____ board missing? 🤔

  1. Device inventory first became generally available in 2018.
  2. The device was in-stock at the time of writing.
  3. The device has mature enough firmware or documentation for essential communication.
  4. We’ve used the device and found the experience enjoyable.

Arduino MKR 1400 GSM

@glowascii and @_benstr moments after the MKR 1400 GSM was announced at Maker Faire.
  • Price: $69
  • Language: C/C++
  • Coverage: Global
  • Compatibility: 2G and 3G

Pycom GPy

Pycom GPy is a all-in-one WiFi, BLE, LTE-M, and NB-IoT development board.
  • Price: $81 ($52 board + $29 shield)
  • Language: MicroPython
  • Coverage: Global
  • Compatibility: LTE-M and NB-IoT

Pycom FiPy

Pycom FiPy is a all-in-one WiFi, BLE, LTE-M, NB-IoT, Sigfox, and LoRa development board.
  • Price: $93 ($64 board + $29 shield)
  • Language: MicroPython
  • Coverage: Global
  • Compatibility: LTE-M and NB-IoT

Botletics SIM7000 Arduino Shield

Botletics SIM7000 LTE-M NB-IoT Shield (includes Hologram SIM and antenna not pictured).
  • Price $79
  • Language: C/C++
  • Coverage: Global or Regional
  • Compatibility: LTE-M, NB-IoT, 2G (GSM/GPRS), and 2.5G (EDGE)

RAK WisLTE Arduino Shield

  • Price: $43
  • Language: C/C++
  • Coverage: Global
  • Compatibility: LTE-M, NB-IoT, 3G, and 2G

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