Sentrius™ MG100 Gateway with LTE-M/NB-IoT and Bluetooth 5

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

The Sentrius MG100 Gateway offers a compact, out of box Bluetooth to low power cellular gateway solution.

Based on the Pinnacle 100 socket modem, the Sentrius™ MG100 gateway captures data from any Bluetooth 5 modules or devices and sends it to the cloud via a global low power cellular (LTE-M/NB-IoT) connection. The MG100 seamlessly incorporates a powerful Cortex M4F controller, full Bluetooth 5 connectivity, and dual-mode LTE-M/NB-IoT capabilities – all with full regulatory, network certifications, and End Device carrier approvals.

Develop your application directly on the integrated Cortex M4F microcontroller using Zephyr RTOS, enabling your application development with a secure, open source RTOS with more than just kernel services. Remotely debug your fleet of devices with the Memfault Platform. Take advantage of the Zephyr community and Laird Connectivity’s multi featured Out of Box (OOB) sample source code covering all aspects of the products’ capabilities and hardware interfaces. The MG100 also delivers complete antenna flexibility with internal or external antenna options available, and the optional battery backup provides uninterrupted reporting of remote Bluetooth sensor data. 

Get started today with our complete Out of Box Demo!

  • Cellular & Bluetooth & NFC with co-located radio testing
    • LTE-M/NB-IoT capabilities via Sierra Wireless HL7800 module
    • MCU/Bluetooth 5 radio via Nordic nRF52840 – Bluetooth 5, Coded PHY (LE Long Range), 2MPHY, Bluetooth mesh
      • Cortex-M4F – 32-bit @ 64 MHz, 256 KB of RAM, 1 MB internal flash, 8 MB QSPI
  • Multiple Antenna Options – Choose either integrated or external antenna variants
  • Globally & Carrier Certified – Includes FCC, ISED, EU, UKCA, BT SIG, PTCRB, GCF, AT&T and Verizon certifications
  • Remote Debug – Monitor a fleet of devices with fault and metric tracking to uncover issues and resolve them faster with the Memfault embedded SDK
  • Additional Features included
    • Local data storage with microSD card slot
    • Optional rechargeable battery backup (Li-Ion 18650) 
    • Multi-purposes button and three user configurable LEDs
    • Accelerometer with integrated temperature sensor
  • Best in Class Personalized FAE Support – Leverage personalized integration support and product development services including quick tailoring or fully customized solutions from experienced engineering teams

The Sentrius™ MG100 IoT Starter Kit

Everything you need to start your wireless IoT proof-of-concept in minutes.

  • 1 x Sentrius MG100 Gateway (external antenna with battery backup variant – part # 450-00054-K1)

  • 3 x Sentrius BT510 long-range Bluetooth 5 temperature, motion, and open-door sensors (Laird Connectivity part # 455-00083)

  • 3 x Regional USB power supplies

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MG100 Starter Kit

Now an AWS Qualified Device with Amazon!

Amazon AWS is the world’s most popular platform for IoT devices, and our AWS Qualified Device Listing is the latest in our efforts to bring our development efforts directly to the customer. The MG100 is now listed in the AWS Partner Device Catalog, as a validation of the MG100’s compatibility and suitability for use on AWS IoT Core.

In a world of so many choices for wireless hardware, the AWS Qualified Device status is an assurance to customers that the MG100 meets the software and hardware requirements for AWS IoT Core operability and is ready off-the-shelf for IoT applications.

MG100 - AWS Qualified Device

Specifications

Wireless Specification
LTE-M
NB-IoT
Bluetooth 5
NFC
Cellular Carrier
AT&T
Verizon
Antenna Options
Unique integrated antenna variant plus external variant with SMA connectors
Additional Features
NFC
Accelerometer
Battery
(optional) 2600 mAh standard capacity Lithium Ion 18650
Bluetooth Version
5
Certifications
FCC, ISED, EU, UKCA, PTCRB, GCF, AT&T
Input Voltage
2.2 - 5.5 V
Interfaces - General
USB 2.0 Host
MicroSD slot (SDHC, SD Card 2.0)
LTE Category
LTE-M / NB-IoT
Memory
1 MB onboard flash
microSD card support
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Battery Power Supply SIM Type
450-00011-K1 IoT Gateway LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0, Single Mode (BLE) Zephyr Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 Internal USB, Micro SD 2400 MHz 2483 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz None External Power Not Included
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Battery Power Supply SIM Type
450-00038-K1 IoT Gateway LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0, Single Mode (BLE) Zephyr Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 Internal USB, Micro SD 2400 MHz 2483 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz Lithium Ion 18650 External Power and Battery Backup Not Included
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Battery Power Supply SIM Type
450-00039-K1 IoT Gateway LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0, Single Mode (BLE) Zephyr Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 External USB, Micro SD 2400 MHz 2483 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz None External Power Not Included
Product Type Technology OS/Software System Architecture Chipset (Wireless) Antenna Type Logical Interfaces Frequency Range (Min) Frequency Range (Max) Frequency Range 2 (Min) Frequency Range 2 (Max) Battery Power Supply SIM Type
450-00054-K1 IoT Gateway LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0, Single Mode (BLE) Zephyr Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 External USB, Micro SD 2400 MHz 2483 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz Lithium Ion 18650 External Power and Battery Backup Not Included
Additional Description
453-00062-K1 USB-SWD Programming Kit: Includes mainboard, TC2050-IDC Tag Connect cable, 10-pin flat IDC cable, 1.2 m USB cable, and 2-pin jumper

Photo Gallery

450-00011-K1

450-00038-K1

450-00039-K1

450-00054-K1

453-00062-K1

Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - MG100 Gateway All Product Brief 02/18/2022
FCC/ISED Certifications - MG100 Gateway All Certification 02/08/2021
Truphone SIM Setup Guide All Application Note 08/12/2020
Product Brief - MG100 Micro-Gateway Power Supply - US Plug All Product Brief 07/08/2021
MG100 / Pinnacle Connect for Android (Google Play Store) All Software 08/19/2020
MG100 / Pinnacle Connect for iOS (Apple App Store) All Software 08/19/2020
Hardware Guide - MG100 Gateway All Documentation 02/25/2022
Product Brief - MG100 Micro-Gateway Power Supply - UK Plug All Product Brief 07/08/2021
Product Brief - MG100 Micro-Gateway Power Supply - EU Plug All Product Brief 07/08/2021
EU Certifications - MG100 Micro-Gateway All Certification 12/19/2020
User Guide - Programming the MG100 All Documentation 09/25/2020
Regulatory Information - MG100 All Certification 02/24/2022
Pinnacle_MG100 - Out of Box Demo Applications & Guide (GitHub) All Software 11/11/2021
Zephyr RTOS – Getting Started Guide (external link) All Documentation 05/18/2021
ISED ICES-003 Issue 7 Declaration of Compliance All Certification 05/18/2021
Application Note - MG100 IP6x COTS Housing Recommendation All Application Note 06/24/2021
Remotely debug your fleet of devices with the Memfault Platform (GitHub) All Documentation 11/11/2021
Verizon, Pinnacle 100/453-00011 Listing All Certification 08/23/2021
Verizon, Pinnacle 100/453-00010 Listing All Certification 08/23/2021
AT&T, Pinnacle 100/453-00011 Listing All Certification 08/23/2021
AT&T, Pinnacle 100/453-00010 Listing All Certification 08/23/2021
PCN 8O-2021 - MG100 / Pinnacle 100 / MG100-BT510 Starter Kit All Documentation 09/07/2021
Release Notes - Pinnacle 100 DVK, MG100, MG100-CT v6.0.0 All Documentation 12/07/2021
Getting Started with AWS IoT Core - MG100 All Documentation 01/11/2022
MG100-BT610 with Cumulocity IoT - Quick Start Guide All Documentation 02/16/2022
Release Notes - MG100 and Pinnacle100 - v6.2.0 All Documentation 04/27/2022

FAQ

How can I measure the performance and health of my Pinnacle 100 / MG100 devices once they're in production?

For analyzing overall performance patterns in your fleet, metrics can easily be collected using our Memfault integration with the Pinnacle 100 and Sentrius MG100. Laird customers get instant access to Memfault for up to 100 devices free forever. 

How can I diagnose and debug crashes and other issues with devices remotely without an FAE on-site?

You can use Memfault to remotely monitor the health of their devices and debug issues in both the Pinnacle 100 and MG100 Gateway designs. Laird customers get instant access to Memfault for up to 100 devices free forever.

Where are the instructions for the Out-Of-Box Demo for the Pinnacle 100/MG100 cellular gateways?

Everything needed to get started with our Out of the Box Demos for the Pinnacle 100 cellular modem and the MG100 cellular gateway can be found on GitHub

These links is also made available on the Pinnacle 100 Product Page in the Documentation section under Software.

A demo video for the Pinnacle 100 is also linked on the Product page for additional reference.

Do I need to build the OOB Demo to evaluate the Pinnacle100?

You do not need to build the OOB Demo on your own, if you have need to upgrade your OOB Demo version on your Pinnacle 100 modem or MG100 gateway, please use our official releases found here: https://github.com/LairdCP/Pinnacle-100-Firmware/releases.

Found at this link are several firmware file types depending on how you plan to upgrade, *.hex is for SWD while *.bin is used for BLE, UART, and HTTP over LTE. Additionally, 480-00052 is for the Pinnacle 100 and 480-00070 is for the MG100.

See the Firmware Updates section for how to upgrade over the different interfaces, BLE/UART/HTTP over LTE

To upgrade over SWD, use the JLINK USB port on the Pinnacle 100 DVK board, for the MG100 see the MG100 Hardware Guide section 5.4.4 to learn how to connect a J-Link debugger to the board for the upgrade using nRF Connect or Nordic Command Line Tools.

 

What IDE can I use with Zephyr for development and debug on the Pinnacle 100 or other Nordic-based modules?

We suggest using Visual Studio Code, please see the following for more information: https://github.com/LairdCP/Pinnacle_100_oob_demo/blob/master/docs/development.md

  • We suggest using Memfault for an out-of-the-box fault debugging and device observability solution. Memfault integrates seamlessly with Zephyr on the Pinnacle 100 and Sentrius MG100. Laird customers get instant access to Memfault for up to 100 devices free forever.

How do I get started with Memfault?

Laird customers get instant access to Memfault's device observability platform for up to 100 devices free forever. To get started with Memfault for remote debugging, continuous monitoring, and OTA firmware updates, sign up here.

On Windows 10 when building firmware such as oob_demo firmware I am getting the following error: ninja: error: FindFirstFileExA(c/:/oob_demo/oob_demo/src): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect can you help me to correct this?

On Windows 10 when building firmware such as oob_demo firmware I am getting the following error: ninja: error: FindFirstFileExA(c/:/oob_demo/oob_demo/src): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect can you help me to correct this?

The ninja: error: FindFirstFileExA(c/:/oob_demo/oob_demo/src): The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect, may be thrown if you have previously set up a Zephyr environment. This indicates ninja needs to be upgraded. If west update did not update ninja to the latest version enter choco upgrade ninja --force in cmd.exe as administrator to force the upgrade:

C:\Windows\system32>choco upgrade ninja --force