Linkwave to launch new 4G PiIoT® HAT for the Raspberry Pi at EDS 2017

08 September 2017

Linkwave Technologies will launch a brand new 4G variant of the PiIoT® HAT for the Raspberry Pi at this year’s Engineering Design Show.


The PiIoT®, which is currently available as a 3G HAT with optional GNSS functionality, utilises an on-board Sierra Wireless HL Series module to provide a wireless interface which gives users access to internet data on the go; allowing them to browse the web effectively, send SMS, and transfer data using a mobile network connection, rather than tethering them to Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

The new 4G variant of the PiIoT® will allow developers and hobbyists alike to benefit from even more efficient connectivity, as it supports a variety of 4G/LTE frequency bands (B3, B8, B12), as well as 2G fallback.

Users are also able to run faster applications on the 4G PiIoT®, thanks to the on-board HL7692 module’s peak download speeds of up to 10Mbps, and upload speeds of up to 5Mbps.

The 4G PiIoT® is able to connect with the Raspberry Pi using USB communications, with separate channels for control and data. It can be powered by the Raspberry Pi, or via a separate power supply. Simple AT commands are used to control and monitor sessions on the HL module.

The PiloT®, which was recently selected as a finalist in the Product of the Year and Innovation in Tech categories at the Lincolnshire Digital and Tech awards, is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and Zero, and can also be used in standalone mode to provide communications to other development boards.

Linkwave Technologies will be on stand J10 at the Engineering Design Show.

For more information about the PiIoT®, visit http://linkwave.co.uk/the-pilot