Particle Electron: Cellular

Image of the Electron

The Electron is a tiny development kit for creating 3G cellular-connected electronics projects and products. It comes with a Particle SIM card with service in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Set up your Electron

Electron 3G hardware specifications

Main processor:

  • STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller
  • 1MB Flash, 128K RAM

Cellular radio

NOTE: The Electron comes in three different versions with different u-blox cellular modems.

  • 3G for Americas and Australia
  • 3G for Europe, Asia, and Africa
  • 2G for global coverage

  • u-blox SARA U-series (for 3G Electron versions)

  • u-blox SARA G-series (for 2G Electron versions)
  • For availability in specific countries, see the cellular carrier list
  • General specification:

    • 36 pins total:

      • 28 GPIOs (D0-D13, A0-A13)
      • TX/RX
      • 2 GNDs
      • VIN
      • VBAT
      • WKP
      • 3V3
      • RST
    • Board dimensions: 2.0" x 0.8" x 0.3" (0.5" including headers)

    Device cloud

    Access to the Device Cloud includes: 3MB of cellular data per device/mo (additional data $0.40/MB for most countries) First 3 months of Device Cloud FREE ($2.99 per device/mo after) Device Cloud Features:

    • Device Management

    • Over the Air Firmware Updates

    • Fully Managed Connectivity

    • Developer Tools

    • Integrations