Hardware design files for Particle Boron
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The Boron LTE is a powerful LTE CAT-M1/NB1 enabled development kit that can act as either a standalone cellular endpoint or LTE enabled gateway for Particle Mesh networks. It is based on the Nordic nRF52840 and has built-in battery charging circuitry so it’s easy to connect a Li-Po and deploy your local network in minutes.

The Boron is great for connecting existing projects to the Particle Device Cloud or as a gateway to connect an entire group of local endpoints where Wi-Fi is missing or unreliable.


  • u-blox SARA R410 LTE modem (Boron LTE)
    • LTE CAT M1/ NB1 module with global hardware support (MVNO support for US only)
    • 3GPP Release 13 LTE Cat M1
  • u-blox SARA U201 2G/3G modem (Boron 2G/3G)
    • HSPA/GSMqq with global hardware and SIM support
    • Bands 800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
    • 3GPP Release 7
  • Nordic Semiconductor nRF52840 SoC
    • ARM Cortex-M4F 32-bit processor @ 64MHz
    • 1MB flash, 256KB RAM
    • IEEE 802.15.4-2006: 250 Kbps
    • Bluetooth 5: 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 Kbps
    • Supports DSP instructions, HW accelerated Floating Point Unit (FPU) calculations
    • ARM TrustZone CryptoCell-310 Cryptographic and security module
    • Up to +8 dBm TX power (down to -20 dBm in 4 dB steps)
    • NFC-A tag
  • On-board additional 2MB SPI flash
  • 20 mixed signal GPIO (6 x Analog, 8 x PWM), UART, I2C, SPI
  • Micro USB 2.0 full speed (12 Mbps)
  • Integrated Li-Po charging and battery connector
  • JTAG (SWD) Connector
  • RGB status LED
  • Reset and Mode buttons
  • Dual SIM support: Nano 4FF and MFF2
  • On-board PCB antenna
  • u.FL connector for external antenna
  • Meets the Adafruit Feather specification in dimensions and pinout
  • FCC and PTCRB certified
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free)

Structure of this repository:

  • /eagle
    • Contains the schematic and PCB files in the Eagle file format
  • /gerbers
    • Contains the manufacturing gerber files for the board
  • /datasheets
    • Contains the relevant datasheets of the components used on the Boron
  • /pdfs
    • Contains schematic files in PDF

Hardware datasheet

The complete datasheet for the Boron is available here.