Particle - Boron 2G/3G Global Starter Kit with EtherSIM
This product is powered by EtherSIM, Particle's new globally available, self-optimizing SIM with no data plans or device fees.
Buy this hardware and start building with Particle's Free Plan which includes support for up to 100 devices, cellular data, and fully-featured platform access with no time limit.
Deploying in North America? Check out the Boron LTE. Continent compatibility is simplified and exceptions exist. Please be sure to check the full list of compatible countries for the location in which your product will be deployed.
The Boron GSM is a powerful 2G/3G enabled development kit that can act as a standalone cellular endpoint. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Po and deploy your local network in minutes.
The Boron is great for connecting projects to the Particle Device Cloud or as a gateway to connect an entire group of local endpoints where Wi-Fi is missing or unreliable. It's everything you love about the Electron, with more features like Bluetooth.
The Boron 2G/3G Global Starter Kit with EtherSIM or BRN314KIT features the same form factor as the rest of the Particle’s Boron series modules and comes with a full set of regulatory and industry certifications to dramatically accelerate time to market. The BRN314KIT is certified only for use with the Taoglas Cellular Flex Antenna 2G/3G/LTE 5dBi.
Please note: Use of a different antenna with the above module may violate regulatory certifications and require additional certification. Refer to our antenna documentation for additional information regarding regulatory compliance and certification of Particle modules.
Boron 2G/3G development board (On-board SIM, no card necessary)
Cellular flex antenna
1800mAh Li-Po battery
The starter project includes two resistors (220 ohms), one red LED, and one photodiode
u-blox SARA U201 2G/3G modem
-HSPA/GSMqq with global hardware and SIM support
-3GPP Release 7
-Bands 800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC
-ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz
-1MB flash, 256KB RAM
-IEEE 802.15.4-2006: 250 Kbps
-Bluetooth 5: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 Kbps
-Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) calculations
-ARM TrustZone CryptoCell-310 Cryptographic and security module
-Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
On-board additional 4MB SPI flash
20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
Micro USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
Integrated Li-Po charging and battery connector
JTAG (SWD) Connector
RGB status LED
Reset and Mode buttons
Dual-SIM support: Nano 4FF and MFF2
U.FL connector for external antenna
Meets the Feather specification in dimensions and pinout
FCC and PTCRB certified
RoHS compliant (lead-free)