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Particle Electron: Cellular

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The Electron is a tiny development kit for creating 3G cellular-connected electronics projects and products. It comes with a Particle SIM card with service in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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Electron 3G hardware specifications

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Main processor:

  • STM32F205 ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller
  • 1MB Flash, 128K RAM

Cellular radio

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  • 3G for Americas and Australia
  • 3G for Europe, Asia, and Africa
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  • u-blox SARA U-series (for 3G Electron versions)
  • u-blox SARA G-series (for 2G Electron versions)

General specification:

  • 36 pins total:

    • 28 GPIOs (D0-D13, A0-A13)
    • TX/RX
    • 2 GNDs
    • VIN
    • VBAT
    • WKP
    • 3V3
    • RST
  • Board dimensions: 2.0" x 0.8" x 0.3" (0.5" including headers)

Device Cloud

Access to the Device Cloud includes: 3MB of cellular data per device/mo (additional data $0.40/MB for most countries) First 3 months of Device Cloud FREE ($2.99 per device/mo after) Device Cloud Features:

  • Device Management

  • Over the Air Firmware Updates

  • Fully Managed Connectivity

  • Developer Tools

  • Integrations

Country compatibility:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia

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