Free Canadian Shipping on orders over $150 using the discount code "FREESHIP" at checkout!

New Products

SparkFun MicroMod Asset Tracker Carrier Board

DEV-17272



The SparkFun MicroMod Asset Tracker Carrier Board provides you with a toolkit to monitor and track the location of your assets. Built around the u-blox SARA-R510M8S module, the asset tracker offers Secure Cloud LTE-M and NB-IoT data communication for multi-regional use and has an integrated u-blox M8 GNSS receiver for accurate positioning information. The SARA-R5 supports many different forms of data communication from full TCP/IP sockets and packet switched data, through HTTP Get/Put/Post, FTP (the SARA has a built-in file system), Ping, to good old SMS text messaging!

The Asset Tracker Carrier Board has an integrated ICM-20948 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for Nine Degree-Of-Freedom orientation and movement detection. Want to send a message if your asset is moved? The Asset Tracker can do that! The board also has a built-in digital microphone and so can send an alert as soon as a noise is detected too.

The SparkFun Asset Tracker Carrier Board also has a built-in micro-SD card socket for data logging. Power options include both USB-C and LiPo battery (with built-in charging and battery fuel gauge), but you can provide power via a breakout pin too.

SparkFun has provided a full set of examples to get you up and running quickly and our SARA-R5 Arduino Library does all of the heavy lifting for you.

The Asset Tracker will work with any of our MicroMod Processor Boards, but because it offers so many features and can be configured in different ways, some Processor Boards may be a better choice for your application than others. Please see our Hookup Guide for further details.

The u-blox SARA-R510M8S module provides Secure Cloud LTE-M and NB-IoT data communication for multi-regional use. Please check that your service provider offers LTE-M / NB-IoT coverage for your area before purchasing.

Incudes:
Features:
  • u-blox SARA-R510M8S module providing Secure Cloud LTE-M and NB-IoT data communication for multi-regional use
    • Please check that your service provider offers LTE-M / NB-IoT coverage for your area before purchasing
    • 1x MicroMod Update Tool included to communicate directly with the u-blox SARA-R510M8S module using u-blox’s sophisticated m-center
  • Integrated u-blox M8 GNSS receiver for accurate positioning information
  • Nano SIM socket
  • ICM-20948 Inertial Measurement Unit for 9-Degree Of Freedom orientation and movement detection
    • “Wake On Motion” is supported
    • The IMU is located in the center of the board for easy frame-of-reference
  • Digital microphone (SPH0641) for noise detection
  • micro-SD socket for data logging
  • Can be powered by one of our rechargeable LiPo batteries
    • Includes both a LiPo battery charger (MCP73831) and a battery fuel gauge (MAX17048)
  • Separate, robust SMA connections for LTE and GNSS antennas
    • Switchable 3.3V power for an active GNSS antenna
  • USB-C connectivity
  • Qwiic (I2C) connector
  • LED indicators for:
    • Power (VIN and 3.3V)
    • SARA-R5 on
    • Network indicator
    • GNSS timing pulse (1PPS)
  • 3.3V breakout pins for:
    • SARA on
    • Network indicator
    • GNSS timing pulse (1PPS)
    • I2C bus
    • SPI bus
    • D0, D1, A0, A1 PWM0, PWM1
    • SARA I2C
  • RTC backup battery

Documents:

MicroMod Asset Tracker Carrier Documentation:

u-blox SARA-R5 LTE-M / NB-IoT module Documentation:

MicroMod Documentation: