According to the distributor, the modem is designed to help OEMs avoid time-consuming and expensive FCC and PTCRB end-device certifications and it enables engineers to quickly and easily integrate 3G (HSPA/GSM) with 2G fallback connectivity into their machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT designs.
The Digi XBee Cellular embedded modem is suitable for remote equipment control, environmental monitoring, intelligent lighting systems, digital signage and oil and gas sensors.
The modem operates at 2.7 to 5.5 V supply voltage and offers low-power listening and deep-sleep modes optimized for battery-powered applications.
It utilises Digi’s TrustFence security framework, which includes Secure Boot, encrypted security keys, secure JTAG, and SSL/TLS 1.2 cryptographic protocols.
All security and feature updates are performed using over-the-air (OTA) firmware for added manageability and convenience.
Mouser is also offering the Digi XBee Cellular 3G global development kit, which includes the embedded modem, development board, an activated SIM card, and six months of free cellular data service to allow for immediate development.