The Soracom Onyx LTE USB dongle is a cellular modem providing connectivity on LTE Cat.4 / 3G / 2G networks. It’s been designed specifically to work with a Soracom IoT SIM Card, offering cellular connectivity in over 140 countries.
The Onyx is suitable for many different M2M/IoT applications including smart agriculture, healthcare, tracking, and remote management applications. The device works on Linux/Android hosts, with no driver installation necessary for most Linux systems.
Perfect for whether you’re building a prototype, or if you’re scaling your IoT tech out to thousands of different devices, the Soracom Onyx LTE USB Dongle is a fast and affordable way to connect virtually any device to the cloud over cellular.
Soracom Onyx LTE USB Dongle Features
- Global LTE band coverage
- Includes Soracom IoT SIM card + $5 IoT Connectivity
- LTE Cat.4 / 3G / 2G support
- Built-in antenna and external antenna connectors
- Built-in application protocols
- Works with Linux/Android host devices
Soracom SIM Card Features
Our environmentally-friendly SIM that uses 75% less plastic than a regular SIM card
3-in-1 removable SIM card that breaks apart to 2FF, 3FF or 4FF form factors
Cellular data plans for 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and Cat-M1 with coverage in 150 countries
Secure IoT connectivity
A totally secure IoT connection that bypasses the public internetCloud integrations
Direct integrations with cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, and Google CloudSoracom User Console
Access powerful IoT services such as IMEI lock, protocol conversion and more.
Learn more about the Soracom IoT SIM Card
If you’d like to learn more about the Soracom Onyx LTE USB Dongle, our team of IoT experts would love to hear from you! You can contact us here.
Connect almost any device to the cloud over cellular
The dongle integrates a modem and antenna, powered by the host USB port. This means no extra accessories nor power supply are required to get the host device online. Two CRC9 connectors also allow external antenna connection. In a bad radio environment, you may extend out cables and place antennas away from the host device for better connectivity.
The device satisfies all network & RF requirements for cellular connectivity by itself, which makes it radio-certified as an end product. Therefore with this dongle, you can avoid getting additional radio certifications and immediately deploy your IoT system in the field.
The embedded modem features global LTE band coverage and various radio certifications, which means this single SKU + our global SIM can provide connectivity almost anywhere in the world, without having to modify the system. Please note the end product certification is limited to FCC/TELEC/PTCRB/CE*. Depending on the usage & region, you may need additional certification as an end product.
Built-in protocol stack supports TCP/UDP (client/server), HTTP, MQTT, and others. With this built-in stack, the dongle allows host devices with limited capabilities to communicate with various applications.
||LTE Cat.4 (3GPP Release 11)
||4G LTE-FDD B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28
3G UMTS B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900
||Max. 150Mbps downlink
Max. 50Mbps uplink
||3GPP TS 27.007, TS 27.005, Enhanced AT Commands
||TCP, UDP, PPP, FTP, HTTP, MQTT, NTP, NITZ, PING, QMI
||Linux 2.6 ~ 5.4, Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/9.x
||USB 2.0 Type A
||Nano SIM (4FF)
||Built-in, 2 x CRC9
||USB powered, 4.2V – 6.0V
||35mA (idle, typical), 600mA (during communication, typical)
||95mm x 36mm x 13mm
||-20°c – 60°c (operation), -35°c – 85°c (storage)
||5% – 75% (operation, non-condensing), Max 80% (storage, non-condensing)
||FCC, PTCRB, JATE, TELEC, CE