The TELUS LTE-M IoT Starter Kit enables designers to rapidly prototype cellular connected IoT devices utilizing TELUS’ low-power wide-area network. The modular design kit includes all the elements required to collect sensor data, connect to the TELUS LTE-M network, and utilize cloud services from Microsoft Azure for the management, storage, and analytics of a connected IoT solution.
The kit features a versatile three board IoT solution:
NUCLEO-L496ZG Development Board from STMicroelectronics is the host board on which user application software is developed.
STMicroelectronics’ X-NUCLEO-IKS01A2 Motion and Environmental Sensor Shield
The NUCLEO-L496ZG microcontroller board is fitted with an STM32L496ZG microcontroller, clocked at 80 MHz, with 1MB Flash memory, 320 KB RAM (for development flexibility), up to 115 GPIOs, an on-board ST-LINK/V2-1 debugger/programmer, and multiple expansion interfaces (USB OTG host interface, Arduino Uno V3 compatible expansion headers and ST Morpho headers), and is supported by comprehensive STM32 free software libraries and examples
The X-NUCLEO-IKS01A2 sensor shield includes 3D Accelerometer, 3D Magnetometer, 3D Gyroscope, MEMS Pressure sensor plus relative humidity and temperature sensor. Additional 3rd-party sensor shields are also available through Avnet or Element14 for customized prototyping.
The 4G LTE-M cellular shield is built around the Quectel LTE BG96 Cat.M1/NB1 & EGPRS module with added support for GPS. A 2FF SIM connector accommodates the TELUS Starter SIM that is included in the kit for connecting to the internet via TELUS’ virtual dedicated IoT network.
Development of your embedded application software is enabled through the user-friendly Arm Mbed online IDE, but migration to other software development tools is also supported, including Keil, IARand GCC-based IDEs. The advanced debugging features within IDEs such as Keil, further mitigates the schedule and cost risks faced by developers and helps ensure your new product gets to market as quickly as possible.
Accelerated development with Microsoft Azure IoT is enabled via reference design expertise included within this starter kit. From device management, to device security, to data storage, analytics and visualization, with a specialized set of cloud services specifically engineered for massively scalable IoT applications. Additionally, leverage the flexibility and pre-configured architectures and design patterns for Azure IoT solutions to significantly accelerate solution development and prototyping.
Cloud application services from additional service providers is also available.
Modular design approach to simplify development complexities and enabling plethora of IoT application development use cases
Bundle includes hardware, software development tools, application reference design and TELUS network enablement