IoT-to-Cloud via 2G/3G cell, or NB-IoT
As many students, system developers and even hobbyists will be able to confirm, STMicroelectronics can be relied on for building blocks that seem to link anything to, erm, anything. Now there are two new Discovery Packs in the STM32 line that promise “a fast connection of IoT devices to Cloud services over 2G/3G or LTE Cat M1/NB1 networks”.
The P-L496G-CELL01 kit has a Quectel UG96 modem for connecting to current worldwide 2G/3G networks (anyone still using these?). The other pack, P-L496G-CELL02 (url. t.b.a.), is intended for the emerging LTE Cat M1/NB1 standards a.k.a. NB-IoT, with 2G fallback through its BG96 modem.