What types of NB-IoT hardware do we need to distinguish?

  • In general, there are three types of hardware:

    • NB-IoT Chipset/Modem (baseband): NB-IoT protocol processing & frequency modulation.
    • NB-IoT Module: Contains the chipset/modem, Antenna Connection, UICC software support, external interfaces.
    • NB-IoT Device: ready to use including all relevant components for the respective use case e.g sensor, antenna, power supply, memory.

    A device can also be a developer board, e.g. Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

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