Arduino MKR NB 1500 Development Board

Arduino MKR NB 1500 is an Internet of Things (IoT) development board with wireless connectivity based on narrowband (NB) IoT standards. NB-IoT communications technology uses existing LTE cellular networks and delivers significantly faster communications than alternative IoT networks such as LoRa and Sigfox while having a low impact on battery consumption. In addition, compared to typical GSM or 3G cellular connectivity, wake-up times and connections are much faster, enabling significant power savings.

The MKR NB 1500 is powered by a Microchip Technology SAMD21 Cortex-M0 32-bit low-power ARM MCU and features the Arduino MKR footprint, ensuring that it is fully compatible with the Arduino Uno, Mega,  and existing MKR boards. The MKR NB 1500 offers a wide range of interfaces, including I2S, I2C, UART, and SPI. The Board operates at 3.3V and offers 22 digital I/Os, 12 PWM outputs, and seven analog inputs.

The MKR NB 1500 is ideal for applications in remote areas with no internet connection or power available, such as on-field monitoring systems.


  • Microcontroller Microchip Technology SAMD21 Cortex-M0+ 32bit low power ARM MCU
  • Modem U-Blox SARA-R410M-02B
  • GSM uFL connector
  • microSIM slot
  • Operating Voltage 3.3V
  • Interfaces I2S, I2C, UART, SPI
  • Pinout (Digital, PWM, Analog) 22 I/O Digital (12 PWM), 7 Analog input
  • Form factor 67.64mm × 25.00mm MKR


  • Smart metering (electricity, gas, water)
  • Facility management services
  • Home and commercial Intruder and fire alarms 
  • Connected personal appliances measuring health parameters
  • Smart parking
  • Asset tracking
  • Smart city infrastructure
  • Connected industrial appliances (welding machines, air compressors)


Gepubliceerd op: 2018-07-26 | Bijgewerkt op: 2023-02-21