Adafruit have this week unveiled their new Adafruit FONA Mini GSM Breakout uFL version one board that will soon be available to purchase and measures just 1.75 x 1.25 inches in size.
The Adafruit FONA Mini GSM module is equipped with a SIM800 GSM cellular module and allows users to add voice, text, SMS and data to their projects with ease.
The module supports quad-band 850/900/1800/1900MHz and is capable of connecting onto any global GSM network with any 2G SIM, in the USA, Adafruit suggests using T-Mobile.
Due to its small size the new Mini GSM module can be connected to a 500mAh+ LiPoly or LiIon battery and recharged using the included MicroUSB port when necessary. There are also breakouts for external speakers and electret microphone, if you don’t want to use a headphones to listen to voice calls.
For more information on the new FONA MiniGSM jump over to the Adafruit website for details and full specifications. The new Mini GSM module is expected to arrive in the Adafruit store within the next couple of days however no price has been announced as yet. Other features include
• Standard 4-pole TRRS headphone jack. Use any ‘Android’ or ‘iPhone’-compatible headset with mic
• Level shifting circuitry so you can run it with 2.8V to 5V logic.
• Vibrational motor (buzzer) driver so you can have noiseless notifications
• uFL connections for external antenna
• Indicator LEDs for power and network connectivity
• Standard SIM slides into the back