Adafruit FONA 808 Shield - Mini Cellular GSM + GPS for Arduino
Adafruit FONA 808 Shield - Mini Cellular GSM + GPS for Arduino

Description of product

Cellular + GPS tracking, all in one, for your Arduino? Oh yes! Introducing Adafruit FONA 808 GSM + GPS Shield, an all-in-one cellular phone module with that lets you add location-tracking, voice, text, SMS and data to your project, in Arduino shield format for easy use.

If you want a version without GPS, check out the FONA 800 Shield here.

If you don't need the shield format, we also have this is a petite breakout here.

If you just want a plain FONA, click here.

This shield fits right over your Arduino or compatible. At the heart is a powerful GSM cellular module (we use the latest SIM808) with integrated GPS. This module can do just about everything

  • Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900MHz - connect onto any global GSM network with any 2G SIM (in the USA, T-Mobile is suggested)
  • Fully-integrated GPS (MT3337 chipset with -165 dBm tracking sensitivity) that can be controlled and query over the same serial port
  • Make and receive voice calls using a headset or an external 32Ω speaker + electret microphone
  • Send and receive SMS messages
  • Send and receive GPRS data (TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.)
  • PWM/Buzzer vibrational motor control
  • AT command interface with "auto baud" detection

Here's the GPS specifications:

  • 22 tracking /66 acquisition channels
  • GPS L1 C/A code
  • Sensitivity
    Tracking: -165 dBm
    Cold starts : -148 dBm
  • Time-To-First-Fix
    Cold starts: 32s (typ.)
    Hot starts: 1s (typ.)
    Warm starts: 5s (typ.)
  • Accuracy: approx 2.5 meters