Arduino gets 3G connectivity

Priya KuberMay 29th, 2012

Libelium, with its open source hardware division of Cooking Hacks has come out with a new 3G module for arduino.

The new 3G shield for Arduino enables connectivity to high speed WCDMA and HSPA cellular networks allowing transfers up to 7.2Mbps (20 times faster than with GPRS technology). The module also counts with an internal GPS that enables the location of any Arduino both outdoors and indoors, combining standard positioning data from satellites with mobile cell triangulation in the assisted mobile mode (A-GPS).

The new Arduino 3G module also includes a small camera for video recording in high resolution and a complete audio interface that enables Arduino to run with all the functionalities of a smartphone device.

And just to remind our readers about cooking hacks? They were the people who created the XBee shield for arduino.

Further information regarding this new 3G/GPRS module can be found here.

Via:[EMSnow, cooking-hacks, memristor]

3 Responses to “Arduino gets 3G connectivity”

  1. Valalvax Says:

    I couldnt tell if this required a cell plan, I assume it will?

  2. David Says:

    Hi Valalvax. The shield comes without a cell plan. You can use your own provider to work with it. It works with the most common providers, but please read the tutorial to know the freq. range used by this 3G module. We suggest you have a plan if you are going to work during a long time with it. ;)

  3. roberto Says:

    Is the labs Shield GPRS/GSM to be considered an old and abandoned project?