Gboard 800 is a unique Arduino board which features a SIM800 GSM/GPRS/BT module, an XBee socket, nRF24L01+ module interface and an ATMega328P controller. This board can be added wireless XBee / nRF24L01+ control as well as GSM/GPRS connectivity to your projects. It?s great for anything from home automation to robot control. The possibilities are endless!
Gboard 800 can be used as a GSM/GPRS data transfer or wireless communication project development platform. Gboard supports wide range power supply and Micro SD for mass storage. There are some 3pin electronic brick/ sensor brick interface breakout on board, which offers an easy way for a quick prototyping. The board requires FTDI basic board to upload sketch, you can use our Foca board to do it.
1. You can not power Gboard 800 by the micro USB connector, it is only for debugging and uploading firmware to the SIM800 module.
2. When you upload sketch to Gboard 800, please choose the board Arduino Duemilanove w/ ATmega328.
3. The bootloarder file is ATmegaBOOT_168_atmega328.hex, you can find it in the directory arduino\hardware\arduino\bootloaders\atmega
4. The serial interface (bootloader connection) is 3.3v, not the typical 5v as on many Arduino boards - anyone using an alternative to the Foca board must take note not to risk damage.
SIM800 is a quad-band GSM/GPRS module that works on frequencies GSM 850MHz, EGSM 900MHz, DCS 1800MHz and PCS 1900MHz.
SIM800 GPRS multi-slot class 12/ class 10 (optional) and supports the GPRS coding schemes CS-1, CS-2, CS-3 and CS-4.
One USB port can be used as SIM800 debugging and firmware upgrading
Support Bluetooth function
Support XBee and nRF24L01+ wireless control
Require FTDI basic board to upload sketch
PCB size:88.1mm X 60.7mm X 1.6mm
Power supply:7-23V DC
Indicators:PWR, Status, NET
1 x Gboard 800 GSM/GPRS SIM800 Quad Band Development Board DC 7V-23V
Arduino ATMEGA328P Gboard 800 GSM/GPRS SIM800 Quad Band Development Board 7V-23V