u-blox Enables Two New IoT Development Boards from Seeed

u‑blox modules are now set to power the core of two new developer boards designed and produced by Seeed, one of China’s largest distributors of microelectronic components for the international developer and maker communities, deliver cellular communication and positioning capabilities for a wide range of applications in the Internet of Things.

The first of the two development boards is a Raspberry Pi HAT designed to augment Raspberry Pi computers with cellular communication as well as cellular-based positioning services. The board will be released in multiple variants USA-AT&T, USA-Verizon, Europe based on the u‑blox LARA‑R2 LTE Cat 1 module series.

The second board, the WIO LTE Cat M1 / NB1 tracker provides the essential hardware to make low-power location tracking devices for people, pets, and assets. It can be programmed using the Arduino IDE and is also Espruino (JavaScript) compatible. The board uses the u‑blox MAX‑M8Q GNSS module to determine position, integrating signals from multiple GNSS satellite constellations, and connects to the cellular network using the u‑blox SARA‑R4 LTE Cat M1 / NB1 module. Developers and businesses can customize the standalone board and have it manufactured through Seeed’s services to create solutions tailored to their specific needs.

Seeed is an IoT hardware enabler providing services that empower IoT developers to swiftly realize their products. By partnering with technology providers from hardware to the cloud, the company offers a wide array of hardware platforms and sensor modules ready to be integrated with existing IoT platforms. With Shenzhen’s extensive and flexible supply chain, it also offers customization and agile manufacturing services, ranging from a single unit to over 10,000 units. Seeed serves the global market from it’s headquarter in Shenzhen, China, with branch offices in the US and Japan.