Cellular and Positioning 3G/UMTS

  • u-blox SARA-U270-0xS UMTS
  • u-blox MAX-M8Q-0 GPS/GNSS
  • mbed based software
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The Cellular and Positioning Shield lets you get up-and-running quickly with IoT applications and general M2M applications. The shield is built around u-blox excellent, high-quality modules.

What is included?

  • Cellular and Positioning Shield – 3G
  • GPS/GNSS antenna (only for EAA00215)
  • GSM/GPRS/UMTS antenna (only for EAA00215)


  • SARA-U270-0xS UMTS (3G) module
    • Note: UMTS/HSPA frequency bands are 900/2100 MHz and GSM/EDGE frequency bands are 900/1800 MHz, which are commonly used in Europe/Africa/Asia, but not in North America.
    • UART and POWER_ON GPIO interface
    • USB interface also supported
  • MAX-M8Q-0 GPS/GNSS module
    • I2C and GPS_EXTINT GPIO interface
  • SMA connectors for both modules (R/A female)
  • SIM connector
  • Arduino shield pinning
  • Raspberry Pi (RPi) 26-pos expansion connector compatible pads (note: pin header/connector not soldered)
  • The on-board power supply needs external powering (5-12V DC / 1 Amp). Can be supplied via micro-B USB connector, Arduino connectors or RPi connector.

The on-board connectors (Arduino shield pinning and Raspberry Pi expansion connector) are very easy to use also for custom boards.

The shield can easily connect to LPCXpresso V2 boards – check example code availability before selecting LPCXpresso board to work with