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SARA-N2 series

Power-optimized NB-IoT (LTE Cat NB1) modules

SARA‑N2 series is an older generation product. For new designs see:
SARA-N3
Multi-band NB-IoT (LTE Cat NB2) modules

The world’s first NB‑IoT module

  • Ultra low power consumption delivering 10+ years battery life
  • Excellent extended range in buildings, underground (MCL 164 dB)
  • Extended temperature range of -40 to +85º C and ISO/TS16949 manufacturing
  • Easy migration between u‑blox 2G, 3G, and 4G modules
  • Very small SARA LGA form factor for easy manufacturing

Product variants

SARA-N200

NB-IoT module for Europe / APAC; Cat NB1; Band 8

SARA-N201

NB-IoT module for APAC; Cat NB1; Band 5

SARA-N210

NB-IoT module for Europe; Cat NB1; Band 20

SARA-N211

NB-IoT module for Europe; Cat NB1; Band 8, 20; ATEX certified

SARA-N280

NB-IoT module for S. America / APAC; Cat NB1; Band 28

Product variantsSARA-N200SARA-N201SARA-N210SARA-N211SARA-N280
Area 
EMEA
APAC
South / Central America
Cellular features 
LTE bands85208, 2028
Data ratesNB1 (27.2 kbit/s DL, 62.5 kbit/s UL)
Interfaces 
UART2
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Size [mm]16 x 26 x 2.3
Features 
CoAP
Deep sleep mode
eDRX
Embedded UDP stack
FOTA according to CTCC/CMCC
FW update via serial interface
Power Save Mode Rel.12
ATEX certified
Other 
MarketsIndustry, Smart Cities, Infrastructure, Smart Home & Buildings

Product Summary

SARA-N2 Product Summary

14-Jan-2019

193 KB

Data Sheet

Integration Manual

SARA-N2, SARA-N3 System Integration Manual

04-Nov-2019

2.74 MB

Interface Manual

SARA-N2 AT Commands Manual

28-Nov-2019

3.22 MB

Application Note

SARA-N2 NB-IoT Application Development Guide

20-Jul-2018

1.28 MB
Open Source Software Licenses - Cellular Modules

16-May-2018

1.54 MB

Information Note

SARA-N2 series Release to Production

15-May-2018

165 KB
SARA-N211 New Ordering Code and Label Information Note

24-Nov-2017

158 KB
Label modification to comply with RED requirements

30-May-2017

123 KB

Product Change Note

SARA-N200 / SARA-N210 / SARA-N211 "02" Firmware Update

02-Aug-2019

120 KB
SARA-N201-02B Firmware Update

07-Sep-2018

90 KB
SARA-N200-SARA-N210-SARA-N211-SARA-N280 Firmware Update

07-Sep-2018

97 KB

End of Life Note

SARA-N2x "02" EOL

02-Aug-2019

64 KB

Conformity Declaration

SARA-N210 EU Declaration of Conformity (RED)

15-Mar-2019

178 KB
SARA-N211 EU Declaration of Conformity (RED)

15-Mar-2019

187 KB
SARA-N200 EU Declaration of Conformity (RED)

14-Mar-2019

177 KB

Overview

Cellular Modules Line Card

06-Nov-2019

323 KB
u-blox Package Reference

29-Oct-2019

4.63 MB
u-blox cellular module overview

30-Jul-2019

706 KB

Webinar

Switch on Smart Lighting in Smart Cities & Buildings

04-Apr-2019

709 bytes
the 5 IoT security principles

30-May-2018

709 bytes
Security Architecture
709 bytes

The SARA‑N2 NB‑IoT module features extremely low power consumption in both idle and connected modes of cellular operation. It is available in a small LGA form factor and has been designed explicitly with the needs of battery powered applications that need to communicate for long periods of time in challenging radio propagation conditions.
The module supports a comprehensive set of communication protocols including SMS, IP and efficient IP‑less data transmission all with minimal signaling overhead to preserve power consumption. The feature set makes these modules ideally suited for applications where longevity of operation and reachability in poor propagation conditions are mission critical. Smart water metering, smart gas metering, smart sensors for remote monitoring and nomadic asset tracking are perfect examples of applications where this module could be used.

The SARA‑N2 module targets high volume, cost sensitive applications, and provides “bit pipe” communication functionalities while minimizing the customer’s total cost of ownership. SARA‑N2 offers easy migration from u‑blox GSM (SARA‑G3 series), UMTS (SARA‑U2 series), as well as LTE Cat 1 (LARA‑R2 series) modules.
The temperature range of –40 to +85 ° C guarantees operation in harsh environments and in very compact designs. The modules are for global use and will be certified and approved by the main regulatory bodies.
The modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites, with the highest production standards and the highest quality and reliability. Each module is fully tested and inspected during production.