Particle Boron: 2G/3G or LTE Cat M1 + Bluetooth

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The Boron is a powerful cellular enabled development kit.

Equipped with the Nordic nRF52840 and u-blox SARA U201 (2G/3G) or R410M/R510S LTE Cat M1 module, the Boron has built-in battery charging circuitry which makes it easier to connect a Li-Po battery and 20 mixed signal GPIOs to interface with sensors, actuators, and other electronics.

The Boron is great for connecting existing 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.

Set up your Boron

Hardware specifications:

Main processor:

Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC

  • ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz
  • 1MB flash, 256KB RAM
  • Bluetooth LE (BLE) central and peripheral support
  • 20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
  • Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) and encryption functions
  • Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
  • NFC-A radio

Cellular network coprocessor:

u-blox SARA cellular modem

  • LTE Cat M1 module with global hardware support (MVNO support for US, Canada, and Mexico only)
  • 2G/3G support world-wide
  • For availability in specific countries, see the cellular carrier list

General specifications:

  • Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
  • NFC-A tag
  • On-board additional 4MB SPI flash
  • 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 (unpopulated) and MFF2
  • U.FL connector for external antenna
  • Meets the Feather specification in dimensions and pinout
  • FCC and PTCRB certified
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)