Development

» NB-IoT 04b: Basic connection Cat-M

This example shows how to switch on the NB-IoT module connect it to the network and get the operator name.

Required Materials

1 x Waspmote
1 x Battery
1 x NB-IoT / Cat-M module
2 x NB-IoT / Cat-M antenna
1 x SIM card

Notes

- The battery has to be connected.
- This example can be executed in Waspmote v15

Code

/*
 *  ------ NB_IoT 04 - Basic connection to LTE Cat-M1 network --------
 *
 *  Explanation: This example shows how to switch on the NB-IoT module
    connect it to the network and get the operator name.
 *
 *  Copyright (C) 2019 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L.
 *  http://www.libelium.com
 *
 *  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
 *  (at your option) any later version.
 *
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 *  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 *  GNU General Public License for more details.
 *
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 *  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
 *
 *  Version:           3.1
 *  Design:            David Gascón
 *  Implementation:    P.Moreno, J.Siscart
 */

#include <WaspBG96.h>

// APN settings
char apn[] = "";
char login[] = "";
char password[] = "";
///////////////////////////////////////
// Operator selection
///////////////////////////////////////
char network_operator[] = "";
///////////////////////////////////////
// <Operator_type> options: 
// LALPHANUMERIC_OPERATOR	Long format alphanumeric <network_operator> which can be up to 16 characters long.
// SALPHANUMERIC_OPERATOR	Short format alphanumeric <network_operator>.
// NUMERIC_OPERATOR			Numeric <network_operator>. GSM location area identification number.
///////////////////////////////////////
uint8_t operator_type = LALPHANUMERIC_OPERATOR;
///////////////////////////////////////
// Band configuration
///////////////////////////////////////
// NB-IoT & LTE-M1 bands:
// B1			
// B2			
// B3			
// B4			
// B5			
// B8			
// B12			
// B13			
// B18			
// B19			
// B20			
// B26			
// B28			
// B39			
// ------------------------------------
// GSM bands:
// GSM900 		
// GSM1800		
// GSM850		
// GSM1900		
// GSM_ANYBAND	
// NB_ANYBAND	
// M1_ANYBAND	
/////////////////////////////////////
char band[] = B20;
/////////////////////////////////////

uint8_t error;

void setup()
{
  USB.ON();
  USB.println(F("Start program\n"));

  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 1. sets operator parameters
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  BG96.set_APN(apn, login, password);


  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 2. Show APN settings via USB port
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  BG96.show_APN();
}


void loop()
{
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 1. Switch ON the NB-IoT module
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  error = BG96.ON();

  if (error == 0)
  {
    USB.println(F("1. NB-IoT module ready"));

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    // 1.1. Check connection to network and continue
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////
    error = BG96.lteM1Connection(apn, band, network_operator, operator_type);
    if (error == 0)
    {
      USB.println(F("1.1. LTE Cat-M1 connection: OK "));

      ////////////////////////////////////////////////
      // 1.2.1 LTE Cat-M1 Context Activation
      ////////////////////////////////////////////////
      error = BG96.contextActivation(1,5);
      if (error == 0)
      {
        USB.println(F("1.1. LTE Cat-M1 context connection: OK "));
        USB.print(F("IP: ")); USB.println(BG96._ip);
      }
    }
  }
  else
  {
    // Problem with the communication with the NB-IoT module
    USB.println(F("NB-IoT module not started"));
    USB.print(F("Error code: "));
    USB.println(error, DEC);
  }

  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 2. Switch OFF the NB-IoT module
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  error = BG96.OFF();
   if (error == 0)
    {
      USB.println(F("2. Module is power off"));
    }
    else
    {
      USB.println(F("2. Power off ERROR"));
    }
  USB.println(F("2. Switch OFF NB-IoT module"));


  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  // 3. Sleep
  //////////////////////////////////////////////////
  USB.println(F("3. Enter deep sleep..."));
  PWR.deepSleep("00:00:00:10", RTC_OFFSET, RTC_ALM1_MODE1, ALL_OFF);

  USB.ON();
  USB.println(F("4. Wake up!!\n\n"));

}

Output

J#
Start program

*****************************
APN:
LOGIN:
PASSWORD:
*****************************
1. NB-IoT module ready
1.1. Cat-M connection: OK
1.1. Cat-M context connection: OK
IP: 10.175.32.25
2. Module is power off
2. Switch OFF NB-IoT module
3. Enter deep sleep...
4. Wake up!!

Quick Publish: