AWS IoT ExpressLink SARA-R5 Starter Kit V2

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AWS IoT ExpressLink SARA-R5 Starter Kit V2

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The AWS IoT ExpressLink SARA-R5 Starter Kit V2 is a comprehensive package designed to facilitate the connection of a device to AWS IoT Core over a cellular LTE-M network. It comes with a SARA-R5 module that supports the AWS IoT ExpressLink AT command set, simplifying the job of app developers.

The kit is built around AWS IoT ExpressLink and offers AWS IoT Core access with a pre-inserted Hologram SIM card for global use. It includes a SARA-R5 module mounted on a SparkFun MicroMod Asset Tracker Carrier Board, which allows the module to be used with various microprocessors. An ESP32 Processor Board is also part of the kit, enabling you to run examples or demo applications.

The Asset Tracker Carrier Board is equipped with an integrated ICM-20948 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for 9-Degree Of Freedom orientation and movement detection. This means that the Asset Tracker can send a message if your asset is moved. Additionally, the board has a built-in digital microphone that can send an alert as soon as a noise is detected.

For data logging, the SparkFun Asset Tracker Carrier Board has a built-in micro-SD card socket. It also has a SIM card port and an LTE antenna. Power options include USB-C and LiPo battery with built-in charging and battery fuel gauge. However, power can also be provided via a breakout pin.

The Asset Tracker is compatible with any MicroMod Processor Boards. Depending on the features and configurations you need, some Processor Boards may be more suitable for your application than others. To assist you in getting started, the kit includes a MicroMod Update Tool.

It's important to note that the SARA-R5 module in the kit only accepts AWS IoT ExpressLink AT commands. The regular u-blox SARA-R5 AT commands are not supported. Also, please ensure that your service provider offers LTE-M coverage for your area before purchasing.

The kit includes:

  • 1x MicroMod Asset Tracker Carrier Board
  • 1x MicroMod Update Tool
  • 1x ESP32 Processor Board
  • 1x Hologram SIM card
  • 1x LTE antenna


  • u-blox SARA-R510-AWS module for secure multi-regional AWS IoT Core access
  • Nano SIM socket
  • ICM-20948 Inertial Measurement Unit for 9-Degree Of Freedom orientation and movement detection
  • Digital microphone (SPH0641) for noise detection
  • micro-SD socket for data logging
  • Power options including rechargeable LiPo batteries
  • Separate, robust SMA connections for LTE and GNSS antennas
  • USB-C connectivity
  • Qwiic (I2C) connector
  • LED indicators for power, SARA-R5 on, network indicator, and GNSS timing pulse
  • 3.3V breakout pins for various functions
  • RTC backup battery


Brand information
Brand Sparkfun
More infoGitHub - sparkfun/MicroMod_Asset_Tracker: MicroMod Asset Tracking Carrier Board based around the u-blox SARA-R5
Size info
Length80 mm
Width90 mm
Height20 mm
Weight15 g
€ 254,10€ 210,00 Excl. VAT (NL)
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