u-blox SARA-U280

u-blox SARA-U280

Part no.: SARA-U280-00S
Manufacturer: u-blox

Availability: In Stock

The u-blox SARA-U280 is a compact and versatile cellular module that provides reliable connectivity for a wide range of applications. It supports various wireless bands such as LTE Cat M1, NB-IoT, and EGPRS, making it compatible with networks worldwide. This module is designed to meet 3GPP Release 14 standards, ensuring optimal performance and compatibility.

Key features of the u-blox SARA-U280 include:

1. Multi-band support: This module offers extensive coverage with support for multiple wireless bands, allowing for global deployment and connectivity.

2. Low power consumption: With optimized power management, the SARA-U280 minimizes energy usage, making it ideal for battery-powered and low-power applications.

3. Secure communication: It incorporates advanced security features, including secure boot, secure key storage, and encryption algorithms, ensuring secure and reliable data transmission.

4. Extended temperature range: The SARA-U280 is designed to operate in extreme temperature conditions, ensuring reliable performance even in harsh environments.

5. Compact form factor: This module is small in size, making it easy to integrate into space-constrained devices, without compromising on performance or functionality.

Overall, the u-blox SARA-U280 is a reliable and versatile cellular module that offers global connectivity, low power consumption, secure communication, and robust performance, making it an ideal choice for various IoT and M2M applications.


  • UMTS/HSPA - 850/900 
    Release 7 5.76 Mb/s uplink, 7.2 Mb/s downlink 
  • GPRS - Class 12, CS1-CS4, up to 86.5 kb/s EDGE - Class 12, MCS1-9, up to 236.8 kb/s 
  • CSD - GSM max 9.6 kb/s UMTS max 64 kb/s 
  • SMS - MT/MO PDU / Text mode 
  • Voice 
    - Audio-over-USB1
    - Echo cancellation and noise reduction

Software features

  • Protocols - Dual stack IPv4/IPv6 Embedded TCP/IP, UDP/IP HTTP/FTP/SSL (Secure Socket Layer)
  • Network - Jamming detection 
  • GNSSInterfaces - Direct access to u-blox GNSS via SARA AssistNow software for fastest GNSS Time-to-First-Fix CellLocate & Hybrid Positioning 
  • Firmware upgrade - Via UART and USB

Electrical data

  • Power supply 3.3 V to 4.4 V
  • Power consumption 
    - Power Off 65 μA 
    - Idle (2G) 0.9 mA 
    - Idle (3G) 0.9 mA 
    - GPRS 215 mA (850 MHz, 900 MHz) 140 mA (1800 MHz, 1900 MHz) 
    - HSDPA 580 mA - HSPA 460 mA



  • GPIO - 9 GPIO, controllable via AT commands 
  • (U)SIM - Supports 1.8 V and 3 V, SIM toolkit 
  • Serial - 1 UART, 1 USB 2.0 (high-speed, 480 Mb/s), 1 DDC (I2C) for GNSS and other I2C slaves 
  • Audio - 1 digital

Environmental data, quality & reliability

  • Operating temperature –40 to +85°C (extended range) 
  • RoHS compliant (lead-free) 
  • Qualification according to ISO 16750 
  • Manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites

Certifications and approvals

Operator approvals: BellMobility, Rogers, Telefonica, Telus, Vodafone, SKT (Korea), Softbank (Japan)


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u-blox SARA-U280

u-blox SARA-U280

Part no.: SARA-U280-00S
Manufacturer: u-blox

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