The YHUBGSM3 YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU is a Swiss-made wireless-enabled module that can host three Yoctopuce modules to access them remotely through a 3G GSM cellular network (UMTS and HSPA). It can be powered either by a USB Micro-B cable and a regular phone charger, or a 5V battery pack.
The radio module supports the two GSM frequency bands 900 MHz and 1800 MHz used in Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Pacific. For a detailed list of frequency bands supported in each country, please refer to Wikipedia page GSM frequency bands.
The YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU can be used in the same way as a VirtualHub running on a little PC, but it is much easier to setup and maintain than a PC. It is smaller and consumes less. It is compatible out-of-the-box with all existing applications using Yoctopuce API. As for the VirtualHub, it can run autonomously using HTTP callbacks.
Moreover, the YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU features a built-in clock timer, that makes it possible to put the device into low-power deep sleep and wake-up automatically at predefined time. This makes it possible to reduce power consumption to 15uA while sleeping, which is crucial for applications running on battery or solar panels. The YoctoHub GSM-3G-EU only needs a few seconds of wake-up time to post data on a web server using the HTTP callback.
Three Yoctopuce modules can be connected directly, one of which can be fixed directly on the YoctoHub GSM-3G-EU and connected using a Board2Board-127 connector. More devices can be connected, thanks to the YoctoHub Shield extension. The YoctoHub GSM-3G-EU can power Yoctopuce devices up to 2A.
The device is provided with an articulated antenna (9cm, with SMA connector) and a connection cable (uFL to SMA).
Warning: although the 3 downstream ports hosting Yoctopuce devices use USB micro-B connectors, the YoctoHub-GSM 3G EU use a specific protocol simpler than USB to talk to the devices. Therefore, it is not possible to drive or even to power a regular (non-Yoctopuce) device using the YoctoHub GSM 3G EU. It is not possible either to use a regular USB hub (such as the Micro USB Hub) on the downstream ports. If you need more downstream ports for Yoctopuce devices, you can use a YoctoHub Shield.
USB cables and enclosure to be ordered separately.
Specifications for YHUBGSM3 YoctoHub GSM-3G-EU
Manufacturer Product Number – YHUBGSM3
Product name – YoctoHub-GSM-3G-EU
Thickness – 9.5mm
Width – 58mm
Length – 60mm
Weight – 34g
USB connector – micro-B
Frequency – 900 and 1800MHz
Chipset – Telit UL865-EUD
USB consumption – 100mA
Supported Operating Systems – Windows, Linux (Intel + ARM), Mac OS X, Android
Drivers – no driver needed
API / SDK / Libraries – (USB+TCP)C++, Objective-C, C#, VB .NET, Delphi, Python, Java/Android
RoHS – yes
Suggested enclosure – YoctoBox-HubWlan-Transp
Made in – Switzerland