Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield

Unleash global connectivity and localization capabilities of your Portenta or MKR board with the Arduino® Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield. This shield enables cellular connectivity to both Cat. M1 and NB-IoT networks with the option to use eSIM technology. Easily track your valuable assets across the city worldwide with your choice of GPS, GLONASS, Galileo or BeiDou.

Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield

The Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield brings cellular communication and localization on the Portenta H7 boards. The shield leverages a Cinterion TX62 wireless module designed for highly efficient, low-power IoT applications to deliver optimized bandwidth and performance. To use the GNSS functions you will need an antenna like this one.

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NB-IoT and Cat-M1 are both 3GPP standardized technologies built on next generation network architecture for low power IoT connectivity.

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Portenta Form Factor

The Portenta Cat.M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield has been specifically designed to provide reliable connectivity to the Portenta family of boards for a wide range of telemetry applications.


Gain direct access to the TX62 hardware using the various pads provided on the shield.

Service Provider Compatibility and End-Device Certification: Please be aware that the Portenta Cat. M1/NB IoT GNSS Shield is not certified as an End-Device by all cellular network providers. If you encounter difficulties with network connection, we recommend checking with your service provider to verify if End-Device certification is required for network access. Switching to a provider that does not have such requirements may resolve these issues. We advise reviewing this compatibility information during setup to ensure optimal device performance and to prevent potential service interruptions.

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