NB-IoT Bee (BC-95-G)

Product Code: BC-95-G
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NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a standards-based low power wide area (LPWA) technology developed to enable a wide range of new IoT devices and services. NB-IoT significantly im...

NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is a standards-based low power wide area (LPWA) technology developed to enable a wide range of new IoT devices and services. NB-IoT significantly improves the power consumption of user devices, system capacity and spectrum efficiency, especially in deep coverage. Battery life of more than 10 years can be supported for a wide range of use cases.

New physical layer signals and channels are designed to meet the demanding requirement of extended coverage rural and deep indoors and ultra-low device complexity. Initial cost of the NB-IoT modules is expected to be comparable to GSM/GPRS. The underlying technology is however much simpler than today’s GSM/GPRS and its cost is expected to decrease rapidly as demand increases.

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software, it is an easy tool for fast prototyping, aimed at students without a background in electronics and programming. As soon as it reached a wider community, the Arduino board started changing to adapt to new needs and challenges, differentiating its offer from simple 8-bit boards to products for IoT applications, wearable, 3D printing, and embedded environments. All Arduino boards are completely open-source, empowering users to build them independently and eventually adapt them to their particular needs. The software, too, is open-source, and it is growing through the contributions of users worldwide.

NB-IoT Bee is the core module for NB-IoT Shield, With NB-IoT Shield and Arduino, user can study/evaluate and do POC for NB-IoT solution rapidly. The NB-IoT Bee is in a small form factor it can be used to build final product directly as well.

The NB-IoT Bee is loaded with offshore NB-IoT module. Include:

·         Nb-IoT Bee QB05, QB08, QB20, they use Quectel BC95-B5 /B8 and B20 module. The module is designed for only use in NB-IoT network. And difference suffix reference to different NB-IoT Band. (These modules are discontinue. recommend to use NB-IoT Bee 95G as replacement)

·         Nb-IoT Bee 95G, it uses Quectel BC95-G module. This module is a global regions module can work on different operators.

·         Nb-IoT Bee QG96, it uses Quectel BG96 module. This module supports mutli-bands. Except NB-IoT, It also support LTE Cat M1 & EGPRS.



·         Support global NB-IoT Bands, can use world widely

·         Low power consumption

·         Wide area coverage

·         AT command to control

·         Built-in micro SIM slot


·         Smart metering (electricity, gas and water)

·         Wireless Alarm and Security Systems

·         Home and Building Automation

·         Industrial Monitoring and Control

·         Long range Irrigation Systems etc.

Specifications for NB-IoT Bee 95G
Frequency Bands

·         B1 @H-FDD: 2100MHz

·         B3 @H-FDD: 1800MHz

·         B8 @H-FDD: 900MHz

·         B5 @H-FDD: 850MHz

·         B20 @H-FDD: 800MHz

·         B28 @H-FDD: 700MHz

LTE CatNB1 Connectivity:

·         250mA @Radio Transmission, 23dBm (B1/B28)

·         230mA @Radio Transmission, 23dBm (B3/B8/B5/B20)

·         80mA @Radio Transmission, 12dBm (B1/B3/B8/B5/B20/B28)

·         65mA @Radio Transmission, 0dBm (B1/B3/B8/B5/B20/B28)

·         50mA @Radio Reception

Data Transmission:

·         Single Tone: DL:25.2kbps UL:15.625kbps

·         Multi Tone:DL: 25.2kbps UL:54kbps

·         Extended TBS/2 HARQ: DL: 125kbps UL: 150kbps

Protocol Stacks:

·         IPv4

·         IPv6

·         UDP

·         CoAP

·         LwM2M

·         Non-IP

·         DTLS

·         TCP

·         MQTT

Download Method:

·         UART

·         DFOTA

Enhanced Features:

·         DFOTA: Delta Firmware Upgrade Over-The-Air

·         RAI: Release Assistance Indication

·         ECID: Enhanced Cell ID

·         OTDOA: Observed Time Difference of Arrival

Specifications for NB-IoT Bee BG96

Frequency Bands:

·         Cat M1/Cat NB1:

·         LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/

·         LTE TDD: B39 (For Cat M1 Only)

·         EGPRS:

·         850/900/1800/1900MHz

Consumption @LTE Cat M1 (Typical):

·         Power Saving Mode: 10uA

·         Idle State: 15mA @DRX=1.28s ,  15mA @e-I-DRX=40.96s

·         Sleep State: 1.5mA @DRX=1.28s ,  1.2mA @e-I-DRX=40.96s

·         LTE Connected Mode (Avg.): 128mA @0dBm, 140mA @10dBm, 205mA @23dBm

Datasheet for NB-IoT Bee: http://www.dragino.com/downloads/downloads/NB-IoT/Datasheet_NB-IoT_Bee_95g.pdf

User Manual and Case Study (For BC95-B5/B8/B20. BG96): http://www.dragino.com/downloads/downloads/NB-IoT/BC95-G/NB-IoT%20Bee_95G_UserManual_v1.0.pdf

User Manual for NB-IoT Bee 95G: http://www.dragino.com/downloads/index.php?dir=NB-IoT/BC95-G/

Documents for BC95-G: http://wiki.dragino.com/index.php?title=NB-IoT_Shield

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