Pinnacle™ 100 Cellular Modem

Under Development


Low power cellular to Bluetooth 5 for IoT– Done.

The Pinnacle™ 100 cellular modem seamlessly incorporates a powerful Cortex M4F controller, full Bluetooth v5 and LTE-M/NB-IoT capabilities – all with full regulatory certifications and LTE carrier approvals.

Develop your application directly on the M4F controller using Zephyr RTOS to cut BOM costs and power consumption. Take advantage of the Zephyr community, Laird’s sample code (cellular, Bluetooth) and hardware interfaces, or use our hosted mode AT commands set.

Extremely power conscious, the Pinnacle 100 is ideal for battery-powered devices operating at the edge of your IoT networks, seamlessly bridging the cellular WAN to the Bluetooth PAN.  It’s never been easier to bridge wireless Bluetooth 5 sensor data to cloud services like AWS IoT over a low-power LTE connection.

  • LTE-M / NB-IoT radio via Sierra HL7800 (Altair ALT1250) – LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 20, 28
  • MCU / Bluetooth 5 radio via Nordic nRF52840 – BT v5, Coded PHY (Long range), 2MPHY, BLE Mesh
    • Cortex-M4F – 32-bit @64 MHz, 256 KB of RAM, 1 MB internal flash, 8MB QSPI
  • Antenna Options –Unique low-cost, pre-integrated antenna variant plus external variant with u.FL connectors
  • Industrial Temp Range – Operating range -40° to +85° C 
  • Globally & Carrier Certified FCC, IC CE, BT SIG plus PTCRB, GCF and End Device certified - AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone (all pending)
  • Flexible Programming – Design your way Hostless mode via Zephyr RTOS or Hosted mode AT Command Set
  • Secure Firmware Upgrade – Comes pre-programmed with Laird’s secure bootloader

Start with a Pinnacle 100 Dev Kit

Our full featured development kit includes the Pinnacle LTE modem, development board, external BLE environmental sensor board, cables, batteries, antennas, SIM cards, pre-paid data, and a complete cloud demo environment build on AWS – start straight away!

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Pinnacle 100 Development Kit Contents - 450-00011


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
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
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, Integrated ESIM (future)
Additional Description Antenna Type
453-00010 Pinnacle 100 Modem Integrated Antenna
Additional Description Antenna Type
453-00010-K1 Development Kit for Pinnacle 100 Modem Integrated Antenna
Additional Description Antenna Type
453-00011 Pinnacle 100 Modem External Antenna
Additional Description Antenna Type
453-00011-K1 Development Kit for Pinnacle 100 Modem External Antenna

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  • FlexPIFA Antenna


    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. 

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    DBA Series dipole antenna with SMA connector

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Name Part Type Last Updated
Product Brief - Pinnacle 100 All Brochure 02-06-20
Datasheet - Pinnacle 100 v1.3 All Documentation 05-18-20
User Guide - Pinnacle 100 Development Kit v1.1 All Documentation 04-14-20
Schematic - Pinnacle 100 DVK All Technical Drawings 01-22-20
User Guide - Pinnacle™ Modem AT Interface Application All Documentation 02-11-20
Pinnacle Connect for Android (Google Play Store) All Software 04-07-20
Pinnacle Connect for iOS (Apple App Store) All Software 04-07-20
Pinnacle 100 OOB Demo (GitHub) All Software 04-07-20
Guide - Pinnacle 100 OOB Demo (GitHub) All Documentation 03-24-20
Application Note - Pinnacle 100 Low Power Guide All Application Note 03-26-20
3D Model - 453-00010 (STEP file) All Technical Drawings 03-26-20
3D Model - 453-00011 (STEP file) All Technical Drawings 03-26-20
User Guide - Pinnacle 100 Modem LTE AT Command Guide All Documentation 04-15-20
Truphone SIM Setup Guide All Documentation 04-20-20
User Guide - Pinnacle 100 Hosted Mode – AT Interface Loading/Updating All Documentation 04-20-20
480-00053 Pinnacle 100 Bootloader Release v3 All Software 04-21-20
Release Notes - Pinnacle 100 Bootloader -v3 All Documentation 04-20-20
Release Notes - Pinnacle 100 AT Hosted Mode Firmware v1.0 All Documentation 04-20-20
480-00079 Pinnacle 100 AT Hosted Mode Firmware Version 1 Build 19 All Software 04-21-20
Pinnacle 100 Programming Guide v1.0 All Documentation 04-24-20
UBUtil Firmware Upgrade Generation Utility v1.0 – Windows All Software 04-27-20
UBUtil Firmware Upgrade Generation Utility v1.0 – Linux / MAC All Software 04-27-20
UwFlashX – Serial Firmware Update Utility All Software 04-27-20
UwTerminalX – Serial Terminal Utility All Software 04-27-20
GCF Certificate - 453-00010 All Certification 05-13-20
GCF Certificate - 453-00011 All Certification 05-13-20