Using Silicon Labs LTE-M Expansion Board

Silicon Labs XBEE3 LTE-M Expansion Kit (Image source: Silicon Labs)

Do you have sensors out in the middle of nowhere? Are they in an empty field? How about in a building that you have no access to the Wi-Fi? You need some way to get that sensor data. Well the easiest way to get it is to send your data over a cellular network. But you don’t need any of those fancy 4G data plans with unlimited data. No, what you are looking at is something known as LTE-M. It is a lower data intensive bandwidth meant for IoT. I have a project using Silicon Labs’ expansion board for LTE-M. You can read more about it here. It is a simple project showing how to get connected to a network and sending data easily.

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Ben Roloff 是 Digi-Key Electronics 的助理应用工程师,自 2016 年以来一直负责微控制器领域的客户服务工作。他出生在 1991 年,那时人们对互联网还闻所未闻。互联网在他们上学的那些年里逐渐兴起——也就是说,他们是伴随着互联网一起长大的。Ben 拥有南达科他州矿业技术学院的计算机工程学士学位,正是他对计算机的兴趣促使他选择了计算机工程专业。

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