Ultra compact global 3G/2G cellular module suitable for tracking and IoT

Louise Smyth

u-blox has announced the ultra compact SARA-U201 3G/2G cellular module. Measuring just 16 x 26 x 3mm, the 96-pin LGA-packaged SARA-U201 is the smallest cellular module supporting both 2G and 3G connectivity. It is also equipped with the latest 3G chipset for IoT applications.

Providing 5-band UMTS, quad-band GSM, and having global radio regulatory approvals, the voice and data capable SARA-U201 is the ideal solution for a wide range of industrial, automotive telematics, and consumer applications  that must be able to operate on any 2G or 3G network in the world.

SARA-U201 is pin-to-pin and form factor compatible with its 2G counterpart SARA-G350. It includes UART and USB data communication interfaces and can be seamlessly combined with any u-blox GNSS modules and chips, thanks to its pre-integrated AssistNow client.

Software stack and protocol support includes a dual stack IPv4 / IPv6, embedded TCP/IP, Ethernet over USB and BIP/eSIM support.

All the SARA-U2 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites and also meet the internationally recognised ISO 16750 specification that stipulates environmental and electrical testing criteria when used in road vehicles.