Create a Working Proof of Concept for Your IoT Deployment
Telit’s Charlie Evaluation Kit
Charlie, a next-gen Telit IoT evaluation kit, is a quick and easy tool for evaluating Telit’s tools and resources while building your working proof of concept for your IoT deployment.
Charlie is compatible with Arduino MKR form factor board combining a low-power ARM® Cortex®-M0 32-bit SAMD21 microprocessor with a Telit ME310 cellular module, providing global narrowband connectivity and a high-performance GNSS receiver.
This evaluation kit includes a Bosch Sensortec high-performance motion smart sensor chip and an embedded GNSS antenna to make Charlie a complete yet extremely compact IoT development platform.
Charlie can be used either alone or expanded with compatible shields and provides all building blocks to develop, prototype and deploy IoT applications.
The Telit Charlie board is a tool designed for makers, programmers and developers.
- Easy to use, ideal for rapid IoT application design
- Compatible with Arduino MKR form factor, fully compatible with the open-source Software (IDE)
- Mounts ME310G1-WW module with LTE Cat M1/NB1 and 2G global connectivity and GNSS receiver
- High-performance, low-power Bosch Sensortec motion sensor
- Built-in high-performance GNSS antenna with low-noise amplifier, SMA receptacle for external cellular antenna
- High-efficiency battery charging circuit
- LED and pushbutton for user application
- Can be expanded using MKR standard shields
- Programmable CPU
Charlie Evaluation Kit FAQs
Charlie is a low-cost evaluation kit designed for the rapid prototyping of IoT applications. It includes a standard Arduino-compatible microprocessor interfaced with a Telit ME310G1 cellular module with a GNSS receiver, a GNSS antenna with a low-noise preamplifier and an ultralow current consumption digital motion sensor.
You can program Charlie like any standard Arduino microprocessor board, with the advantage of onboard connectivity, GNSS receiver with antenna and a readily available motion sensor. Just add a few lines of code and the cellular antenna of your choice, and you are ready to go!
Additionally, Charlie mounts a separate standard USB connector to access the cellular module from an external CPU (i.e., for firmware updates, etc.).
Only and a 4G data-capable SIM card, preferably supporting LTE Cat M1 or NB-IoT services.
Yes, a wide-band, high performance cellular antenna is included in the kit.
We will provide example AppZone applications to show you how to use the onboard Bosch sensors.
The board can be powered either by connecting the USB port to a powered USB port (hub or PC) or a battery pack (not included) through a dedicated battery connector or through VIN pin of the header connector. If the board intends to use the module with 2G connectivity, it is highly recommended to use an external 5V DC power supply connected to VIN pin.
The onboard power supply doubles as a battery charger: simply connect the USB port to a PC, USB battery charger or powered USB hub to recharge your battery pack.
Yes. It is available for download along with all other Charlie documentation.