GPy Multipack

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UPGRADED CALIBRATION AND EXTENDED BANDS

The GPy multipack bundle features the only LTE CAT-M1/NB1 Micropython-programmable microcontroller on the market today. Centered on the Espressif ESP32, the GPy is the perfect backbone for your IoT needs. Included in the bundle is the LTE-M anntenna and your choice of Expansion Board or shield.

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Description

New GPy with upgraded calibration.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: As of December 2019, all our cellular products have been recalibrated and screened on all 17 bands with a vastly improved RF test system to guarantee more stable connectivity, lower power consumption and faster network attachment.
New specialised equipment and software from Rhode & Schwarz enables us to do more precise measurements during the calibration process. This enhances RF sensitivity and thus signal quality especially in areas with poor cellular coverage while reducing output power during transmit to improve battery performance.

 

The GPy Expansion Board Bundle features the GPy, the only LTE CAT M1 / NB1 and MicroPython combo micro controller on the market today – the perfect enterprise grade IoT platform for your connected Things. With the latest Espressif ESP32 SoC, the GPy offers a perfect combination of power, friendliness and flexibility.

This Multipack allows you to get 1, 2 or 5 of GPy and 1, 2 or 5 each of either Expansion Board, Pysense 2.0 X, Pytrack 2.0 X or Pyscan. Included in the bundle is a LoRa/Sigfox antenna and a LTE-M antenna.

Create and connect your things everywhere. Fast.

Pyscan Features

  • 3 axis 12-bit accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • RFID-NFC Chip
  • USB port with serial access
  • LiPo battery charger
  • MicroSD card compatibility
  • Ultra low power operation (~1uA in deep sleep)
  • NFC / RFID Antenna included

Pytrack 2.0 X Features

  • Super accurate GNSS Glonass GPS
  • 3 axis 12-bit accelerometer
  • USB port with serial access
  • LiPo battery charger
  • MicroSD ard compatibility
  • Ultra low power operation (~1uA in deep sleep)
  • NEW – External 6 pin connector to add new Pycom sensor range Pynodes. You can technically have upto 256 nodes connected in a daisy chain (data bus) although we are sure you would never reach that number
  • NEW – SMA connector for External active / passive GPS antennas when the built-in GPS antenna needs a boost!
  • NEW – circuity to enable full power down of module for hard resets without needing to put module in Deep sleep
  • NEW – safeboot button for when things go wrong

Pysense 2.0 X Features

  • Ambient light sensor
  • Barometric pressure sensor
  • Humidity sensor
  • 3 axis 12-bit accelerometer
  • Temperature sensor
  • USB port with serial access
  • LiPo battery charger
  • MicroSD card compatibility
  • Ultra low power operation (~1uA in deep sleep)
  • NEW – External 6 pin connector to add new Pycom sensor range Pynodes. You can technically have upto 256 nodes connected in a daisy chain (data bus) although we are sure you would never reach that number
  • NEW – circuity to enable full power down of module for hard resets without needing to put module in Deep sleep
  • NEW – safeboot button for when things go wrong

Expansion Board Features

  • USB and LiPo battery powered
  • FT234XD USB to serial converter
  • LiPo battery charger (BQ24040), with options for two different charging currents (100mA and 450mA)
  • TPS2115A with reverse voltage protection
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Three female headers to easily plug in the WiPy 2.0, LoPy, SiPy, FiPy or GPy.
  • JST style battery connector
  • Power LED and charge status LED
  • One user LED and one user switch
  • Battery voltage monitoring via the WiPy ADC
  • Lots of jumpers to enable/disable features

GPy Features

  • Powerful CPU
  • 1KM WiFi range
  • MicroPython enabled
  • Fits in a standard breadboard (with headers)
  • Ultra-low power usage: fraction compared to other connected microcontrollers

Tx/Rx Frequencies

Ports for LTE Bands
Tx frequencies
Rx frequencies
Low bands 5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 28
699 to 915 MHz
729 to 960 MHz
Mid bands 1, 2, 3, 4
1710 to 1980MHz
1805 to 2170 MHz

Cellular Operating Frequencies

  • 17 bands supported from 699Mhz to 2690Mhz (Total world-wide support)
  • Bands supported are currently: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66

Cellular Specification

  • One single chip for both CAT M1 and NB1
  • 3GPP release 13 LTE Advanced Pro
  • Supports narrowband LTE UE categories M1/NB1
  • Integrated baseband, RF, RAM memory and power management
  • Reduced Tx power class option
  • Peak power estimations: TX current = 420mA peak @1.5Watt RX current = 330mA peak @1.2Watt
  • Data rates:
  • 300kbps DL
  • 375 kbps UL (LTE Cat M1 in 1.4Mhz in 1.4 Mhz, HD-FDD)
  • 40 kbps DL
  • 55kbps UL (LTE Cat M2 in 200 kHz, HD-FDD)

Interfaces

  • 2 x UART, 2 x SPI, I2C, I2S micro SD card
  • Analog channels: 8_12 bit ADCs, 2_8 bit DAC
  • Timers: 2_64 bit with PWM with up to 16 channels
  • DMA on all peripherals

Power

  • Voltage Input: 3.3V 5.5V
  • 3v3 output capable of sourcing up to 400mA

Processing

  • Espressif ESP32 SoC
  • Dual processor WiFi radio system on chip
  • Network processor handles the WiFi connectivity and the IPv6 stack
  • Main processor is entirely free to run the user application
  • An extra ULP-coprocessor that can monitor GPIOs, the ADC channels and control most of the internal peripherals during deep-sleep mode while only consuming 25uA

Security & Certifications

  • SSL/TLS support up to 1.2
  • WPA Enterprise security
  • AES encryption engine

Memory

  • RAM: 4MB
  • Flash Memory: 8MB
  • GPIO: Up to 22
  • Hardware floating point acceleration
  • Python multi-threading

Hash / Encryption

  • SHA, MD5, DES, AES

WiFi Networking

  • 802.11b/g/n 16mbps

Bluetooth

  • Low energy and classic

RTC

  • Running at 32KHz

Size

  • 55mm x 20mm x 3.5mm (Without Headers)

Weight

  • 7g
  • 31g

Location Services Supported

  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • QZSS

Use with Pybytes

Crafted by a group of Pycom back-end experts, the Pybytes platform will be everything there needs to be in place to gather, organise and display your data free of charge in the cloud. Regardless of whether you are a company, IoT system architect or an ambitious tech hobbyist we’ll soon have you connected.

Size

  • 55m x 35mm x 10mm

Weight

  • 11g (Standalone)

Cellular Antenna

External LTE-M Antenna Kit for use with the FiPy and GPy development boards.

Specification

  • Lte band 28/38*2
  • Frequency: 703~803/2520~2620(MHz)
  • Antenna size: 75 x 21 (mm)
  • PCB 0.6 mm

Low bands

  • (5, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 28)
  • Tx frequencies 699 to 915 MHz
  • Rx frequencies 729 to 960 MHz

Mid bands

  • (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Tx frequencies 1710 to 1980MHz
  • Rx frequencies 1805 to 2170 MHz

Additional information

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