Pinnacle™ 100 Cellular LTE-M / NB-IoT / Bluetooth 5 Modem

Recommended for New Design (RND)

Overview

Cellular IoT meets long range Bluetooth 5 – A new world of IoT applications. 

The Pinnacle 100 is an End Device Certified cellular socket modem that combines low-power cellular with Bluetooth 5 technology into a fully integrated hardware platform. It 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 (socket modem) carrier approvals.

Develop your application directly on the integrated Cortex M4F microcontroller using Zephyr RTOS to cut overall BOM costs and enable your application development with a secure, open source RTOS, with more than just kernel services. Take advantage of the Zephyr community, Pinnacle 100 Zephyr board files, Laird Connectivity’s multi featured Out of Box (OOB) sample source code covering all aspects of the products’ capabilities and hardware interfaces. Additionally, the Pinnacle 100 also delivers complete antenna flexibility, with multiple pre-integrated internal or external antenna options such as the Revie Flex family

Get started today with our complete Out of Box Demo TODAY!

  • From Q2 2021 - New lower pricing in addition to the design’s lower overall costs – integrated radios, MCU, and no radio or cellular certifications needed
  • Cellular & Bluetooth 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, 8MB QSPI
  • Multiple Antenna Options – The only cellular solution to have low-cost pre-integrated internal and multiple external antenna options with u.FL connectors
  • Globally & Carrier Certified – Speed your designs to market by leveraging FCC, IC, CE, BT SIG, PTCRB, GCF, AT&T and Verizon (pending) certifications
  • Flexible Programming – Hostless mode via Zephyr RTOS or Hosted mode AT Command Set
  • 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

 

Win a Free Customized Cellular IoT Bundle!

Start your cellular IoT proof-of-concept today with a customized cellular bundle. Winners will receive an extended bundle offering of products, including:

  • DVK for Pinnacle 100 Modem
  • Sentrius™ MG100 Gateway
  • Sentrius™ BT510 Multi-Sensor
  • AND any Bluetooth Low Energy module development kit in stock

Register below! Fill out the form below and tell us about your application to enter for a chance to win a cellular bundle of your choice.

All entries are due June 30th. Winners will be announced in July.

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Specifications

Chipset (Wireless)
Cellular: Sierra HL7800 (Altair Semiconductor ALT1250)
Bluetooth: Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840
Chipset (MCU)
Cortex-M4F, 32 bit @ 64 MHz
LTE Category
LTE-M / NB-IoT, Release 13 GPP
Additional Features
LE Coded (long range) 2MPHY (higher throughput ), BLE Mesh, custom services
Bluetooth Version
5
BT Class
Class 1 (+6 dBm max)
Firmware Upgrade
Via UART/JTAG, or OTA via Bluetooth/Cellular
Form Factor
Double-sided board with M.2 Connector
Frequency Bands (LTE)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28
Logical Interfaces
UART, QSPI, SPI, ADC, I2C, GPIO, Timers. Debug via JTAG/UART
Memory
256 KB RAM, 1 MB Internal Flash
Physical Interface
M.2 Connector
Power Consumption
Power Save Mode (PSM), eDRX, BLE – TX, System Deep Sleep
SIM Type
4FF Nano SIM card slot
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) Additional Description
453-00010 Modem LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0 AT Commands, Zephyr Hosted, Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 Internal UART, QSPI, SPI, ADC, I2C, GPIO 2402 MHz 2480 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz Pinnacle 100 Modem
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) Additional Description
453-00010-K1 Development Kit LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0 AT Commands, Zephyr Hosted, Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 Internal UART, QSPI, SPI, ADC, I2C, GPIO 2402 MHz 2480 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz Development Kit for Pinnacle 100 Modem
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) Additional Description
453-00011 Modem LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0 AT Commands, Zephyr Hosted, Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 External UART, QSPI, SPI, ADC, I2C, GPIO 2402 MHz 2480 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz Pinnacle 100 Modem
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) Additional Description
453-00011-K1 Development Kit LTE-M, NB-IoT, Bluetooth 5.0 AT Commands, Zephyr Hosted, Hostless Sierra Wireless HL7800, Nordic nRF52840 External UART, QSPI, SPI, ADC, I2C, GPIO 2402 MHz 2480 MHz 703 MHz 2170 MHz Development Kit for Pinnacle 100 Modem

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Certified Antennas

  • FlexPIFA Antenna

    001-0014

    FlexPIFA Flexible Adhesive-Backed PIFA Internal Antenna

    FlexPIFA antenna with U.FL connector

    Industry-first, flexible, planar inverted-F antenna for curved surfaces 2.5-3 dBi gain. 2.4 GHz and dual-band 2.4/5.5 GHz. 

    Learn More
  • Laird Connectivity DBA69271 Dipole Antenna

    DBA6927C1-FSMAF

    DBA Series

    DBA Series dipole antenna with SMA connector

    698 - 960 MHz / 1710 - 2700 MHz

    Learn More
  • Base Revie Flex

    EFF6925A3S-15MHF1

    Revie Flex Series Cellular Antennas

    Revie Flex PCB Antenna with u.FL

    698 - 875 MHz / 1710 - 2500 MHz

    Learn More
  • Base Revie Flex

    EFF6060A3S-15MHF1

    Revie Flex Series Cellular Antennas

    Revie Flex PCB Antenna with u.FL

    600 - 6000 MHz

    Learn More
  • Base Revie Flex

    EFF6989A3S-19MHF1

    Revie Flex Series Cellular Antennas
    Learn More

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Documentation

Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - Pinnacle 100 All Brochure 02/06/2020
Datasheet - Pinnacle 100 All Datasheet 02/15/2021
User Guide - Pinnacle 100 Development Kit v1.1 All Documentation 04/14/2020
Schematic - Pinnacle 100 DVK All Technical Drawings 01/22/2020
User Guide - Pinnacle™ Modem AT Interface Application All Documentation 02/11/2020
Pinnacle Connect for Android (Google Play Store) All Software 04/07/2020
Pinnacle Connect for iOS (Apple App Store) All Software 04/07/2020
Pinnacle_MG100 - Out of Box Demo Applications & Guide (GitHub) All Software 04/20/2021
Application Note - Pinnacle 100 Low Power Guide All Application Note 03/26/2020
3D Model - 453-00010 (STEP file) All Technical Drawings 03/26/2020
3D Model - 453-00011 (STEP file) All Technical Drawings 03/26/2020
User Guide - Pinnacle 100 Modem LTE AT Command Guide All Documentation 04/15/2020
Truphone SIM Setup Guide All Application Note 08/12/2020
User Guide - Pinnacle 100 Hosted Mode – AT Interface Loading/Updating All Documentation 04/20/2020
480-00053 Pinnacle 100 Bootloader Release v3 All Software 04/21/2020
Release Notes - Pinnacle 100 Bootloader -v3 All Documentation 04/20/2020
Release Notes - Pinnacle 100 AT Hosted Mode Firmware v1.0 All Documentation 04/20/2020
480-00079 Pinnacle 100 AT Hosted Mode Firmware Version 1 Build 19 All Software 04/21/2020
Pinnacle 100 Programming Guide v1.0 All Documentation 04/24/2020
UBUtil Firmware Upgrade Generation Utility v1.0 – Windows All Software 04/27/2020
UBUtil Firmware Upgrade Generation Utility v1.0 – Linux / MAC All Software 04/27/2020
UwFlashX – Serial Firmware Update Utility All Software 04/27/2020
UwTerminalX – Serial Terminal Utility All Software 04/27/2020
GCF Certificate - 453-00010 All Certification 05/13/2020
GCF Certificate - 453-00011 All Certification 05/13/2020
Application Note - Data Transfer via UDP - Pinnacle 100 All Application Note 06/03/2020
Application Note - Finding GPS Location with the Pinnacle 100 All Application Note 06/17/2020
EN Certifications - Pinnacle 100 All Certification 11/25/2020
Release Notes - Pinnacle 100 BLE Direct Test Mode (DTM) Firmware All Documentation 06/17/2020
Application Note - Using Direct Test Mode - Pinnacle 100 All Application Note 08/07/2020
480-00081 R2.0 Pinnacle 100 DTM Firmware Build 22 All Software 07/02/2020
FCC Certifications - Pinnacle 100 All Certification 11/25/2020
Application Note - Out of Box Demo Architecture All Application Note 08/17/2020
RoHS 3 - Packaged and Cellular Products All Certification 05/07/2021
ISED Certifications - Pinnacle 100 All Certification 11/25/2020
FCC Certifications (C2PC) - Pinnacle 100 All Certification 02/08/2021
ISED Certifications (C2PC) - Pinnacle 100 All Certification 02/08/2021
Regulatory Information - Pinnacle 100 All Certification 02/17/2021
Zephyr RTOS – Getting Started Guide (external link) All Documentation 04/21/2021
Source Code & Guide - Demo with your own BLE Sensor on your AWS IoT All Software 04/22/2021

FAQ

How much Flash memory is available on the Pinnacle 100 for customer applications?

There should be approximately 750KB of space in the hostless version of the module after loading the soft device and image for the Nordic nRF52840 and Sierra Wireless HL7800.

What is the correct Zephyr Branch to use for Pinnacle 100?

It is recommend that you reference the https://github.com/LairdCP/Pinnacle_100_OOB_Demo_Manifest for the correct Zephyr branch to use with the Pinnacle 100 to ensure that you will not run into any issues when compiling applications.

Do you have a hostless mode example for the Pinnacle 100?

The best example to use when designing your Hostless system on the Pinnacle 100 is to use the Out-of-the-Box Demo example as a template. Please see the OOB Demo manifest on our Github repository here for steps to building the firmware: https://github.com/LairdCP/Pinnacle_100_OOB_Demo_Manifest

Can I use the SIM card from my phone in the Pinnacle 100?

No, the Pinnacle 100 and the MG100 are LTE Cat-M1 or NB-IoT modems which require their own SIM card and are not compatible with the network your mobile phone uses. Customers need to source SIMs specifically for LTE Cat-M1 or NB-IoT networks through the carriers directly or through an MVNO. 

How do I switch between the HL7800 AT command interface and the smartBASIC AT command interface of the Pinnacle 100 Cewllular modem?

In order to toggle between the HL7800 AT command interface and the smartBASIC AT command interface, the DTR tickbox in UwTerminal needs to be de-asserted (Toggled) and then re-asserted(Toggled) again.  

Do I have to use the Segger branded debugger to program over the 2-wire SWD interface (JTAG) of the Nordic-based modules?

Yes, any programmer/debugger that supports the SWD 2-wire interface and the Cortex M4F processor should work with the Nordic-based modules. You can find information about the memory map in the nRF5xxxx Product Specification under the Memory and NVMC sections.