Monarch Go Pi Hat

Monarch Go TNN26285

The Monarch Go Pi HAT enables engineers to connect Raspberry Pi HAT-capable SBCs to the Monarch Go LTE Cat-M1 modem. The Monarch Go Pi HAT supports both the Monarch Go and Monarch Go-GPS modems. In addition to Monarch Go support, the Pi HAT includes a shuttle click expansion connector that enables 3.3V I/O I2C, SPI, UART, and GPIO-based click modules from MikroElektronika. Having access to the large array of click module offerings permits prototyping of various LTE-based applications.

The Monarch Go Pi HAT can operate in two modes. The first mode works with a SBC over a Pi HAT 40-pin GPIO UART interface. In this mode, the SBC performs the communication over the UART interface with the Monarch Go modem. The second operating mode for the Monarch Go Pi HAT is standalone. In standalone operation, the Monarch Go Pi HAT's power and UART communication to the modem occur through the micro USB interface. In standalone operation, it functions like the Monarch Go Starter Kit and can be evaluated on many other platforms over the USB-UART interface.

The Monarch Go LTE Cat-M1 modem delivers the shortest possible route to market and lowest development cost for cellular IoT connected devices. Unlike traditional cellular modules, this modem is certified for use on the Verizon network, which avoids costly lab testing while improving time to market. The Monarch Go has an integrated antenna and pre-installed Verizon ThingSpace IoT SIM card, giving developers an easy, cost-effective approach to developing LTE IoT solutions.

 

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Features

  • Raspberry Pi HAT Compatible
  • Monarch Go LTE modem
    • Cat-M1
    • Pre-installed Verizon ThingsSpace IoT SIM
    • Production ready
  • MikroElektronika shuttle click site
    • 3.3V I/O
    • I2C
    • SPI
    • GPIO
    • UART
  • Voltage I/O translator
    • 1.8V to 3.3V
  • Micro USB
    • Debug and Programming UART

Kit includes

  • Monarch Go Pi HAT
  • Monarch Go LTE modem
  • Screws & standoffs
  • Quick start card

Target applications

  • Asset tracking
  • Remote monitoring
  • Embedded kiosk
  • IoT platform enablement

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