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Data Sheet and Hardware Reference
Hologram Nova Global IoT Cellular USB Modem
V1.4
Issue: 04
Date: 2018-09-07
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Nova Data Sheet and Hardware Reference
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. System Block Diagrams
a. Nova
2. Input/Output Characteristics
a. USB
b. UART
3. Technical Specifications
a. Absolute Maximum Ratings (Power Inputs)
b. Operating Conditions
c. Radio Specifications
d. Mechanical Dimensions
e. LEDs
f. Antennas
4. Bill of Materials (BOM)
5. Regulatory information
a. Carrier Specific Certifications
b. Export Control Classification Number
c. RoHS Compliance
d. Interference Statement
e. FCC & IC Compliance
f. Modification Statement
g. End Product Labeling Requirements
§ Hologram System Block Diagrams “3563020 (3.6V REGULATOR) U-BLDX (CELLULAR MODULE) D1 (NETWORK STATUS LED] D2 (POWER STATUS LED]
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System Block Diagrams
Block diagram of the Nova board:
§ Hologram Input/Output Characteristics u-blox SARA-U201 datasheet u-blox SARA-R4 Series datasheet
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Input/Output Characteristics
USB
The Hologram Nova is designed to provide easy access to the u-blox SARA-U201 and
SARA-R410-02B USB interface.
SARA series modules include a high-speed USB 2.0 compliant interface with maximum
480 Mb/s data rate. The module itself acts as a USB device and can be connected to any
USB host. The USB is the suitable interface for transferring high speed data between
SARA-U2 series and a host processor, available for AT commands.
The USB_D+ / USB_D- lines carry the USB serial data and signaling. The USB interface is
automatically enabled by an external valid USB VBUS supply voltage (5.0 V typical)
applied on the VUSB_DET pin.
For additional details, please see the following datasheets:
u-blox SARA-U201 datasheet
u-blox SARA-R4 Series datasheet
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UART
At Hologram, we believe in providing an open platform for developers to build hardware.
To support this mission, the Nova exposes the u-blox modem's UART interface as
solderable pads on the top half of the board. For more advanced hardware devlopment,
this provides direct access to the u-blox modem which runs at 1.8V
Note: USE UART PADS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Pads are directly connected to the u-blox
modem so using these I/O or improperly handling the board runs the risk of damaging
the u-blox modem. Additionally, we do not officially provide support this interface.
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Technical Specifications
Absolute Maximum Ratings (Power Inputs)
Stressing the device above one or more of the ratings listed in the Absolute Maximum
Rating section may cause permanent damage. These are stress ratings only. Operating
the device at these or at any conditions other than those specified in the Operating
Conditions should be avoided. Exposure to Absolute Maximum Rating conditions for
extended periods may affect device reliability.
Symbol
Description
Min.
Max.
Unit
VCC, USB 5V
Input DC voltage at VCC pins
-0.30
5.50
V
USB D+/D- line
Input DC voltage at USB_D+/D- pins
-1.00
5.35
V
UBLOX_RTS
UBLOX_CTS
UBLOX_TXD
UBLOX_RXD
Input DC voltage at u-blox digital interface
pins
-0.30
3.60
V
UBLOX_RESET_N
Input DC voltage at u-blox RESET_N pin
-0.15
2.10
V
GPIO2
GPIO3
GPIO4
Input DC voltage at u-blox GPIO pins
-0.30
3.60
V
For power draw characteristics under certain cellular conditions, please view respective
u-blox datasheets.
Operating Conditions
The Hologram Nova is designed to operate within temperatures between -45°C to 85°C.
It is not designed to withstand material contact with moisture or any other conductors,
aside from intended use of the USB. The Hologram Nova may be installed into
appropriate enclosures that can protect the device from heat, cold, moisture, and
humidity for Industrial use.
If handling the Nova circuit board directly, please do so in an ESD-safe environment and
wear ESD protection.
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Radio Specifications
The Hologram Nova platform features cellular modems which support a global list of 2G,
3G, and LTE Cat-M1/NB-IoT frequencies.
Nova 3G/2G (SARA-U201)
3G Bands:
o Americas: Band 5 (850MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz)
o Europe/Asia/Africa: Band 8 (900MHz), Band 1 (2100MHz)
2G Bands
o GSM - 850MHz
o E-GSM - 900MHz
o DCS - 1800 MHz
o PCS - 1900 MHz
Nova LTE-M & NB-IoT (SARA-R410M-02B)
LTE Cat-M1/N1 Bands:
o LTE FDD: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
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Mechanical Dimensions
The Hologram Nova board without an enclosure is:
Length: 61.58 millimeters
Width: 19.4 millimeters
Height: 5.84 millimeters (maximum height)
Below are views of the Hologram from the top and side.
Top View:
Side View:
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LEDs
The Nova has two clear LEDs for providing power and connectivity feedback. A power
LED that represents whether the modem is on or off, and a network LED that indicates
the current network status.
Note: Nova LTE-M & NB-IoT modem and Nova 3G/2G modem have same placement of
LED color indicators but opposite use for power/network indication. Please use below
table for reference.
MODEL
POWER LED
NETWORK LED
Nova 3G/2G
Red
Blue
Nova LTE-M & NB-IoT
Blue
Red
Power LED status indicator (Red 3G/2G, Blue LTE-M & NB-IoT)
o On: USB 5V is connected and the Nova is powered on
o Off: USB 5V is not connected and the Nova is not powered on (modem may
take up to 30s to boot up and power the LED)
Network LED status indicator (Blue 3G/2G, Red LTE-M & NB-IoT)
o On, solid: Nova connected in active data session
o On, rapid blink: 3G network detected (3G/2G Nova Only)
o On, double blink: 2G network detected (3G/2G Nova Only)
o Off: No network detected
Make sure antenna is securely connected, positioned to receive cell
signal and SIM properly inserted
Device can take up to 200s to detect available networks
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Antennas
The Nova is made for ultimate flexibility and this extends to available antennas. Each
model’s included antenna characteristics are listed below:
Nova 3G/2G (SARA-U201)
Black, flexible antenna (Sinbon A9702472)
o Size: 37x7x1mm
o Weight: <1g
o Connector: U.FL
o Mounting: Adhesive 3M tape
o Temperature: -40C - +85C
Nova LTE-M & NB-IoT (SARA-R410)
Black, flexible antenna (Pulse PN W3907B0100)
o Size: 111.70x20.4x1mm
o Weight: <1g
o Connector: U.FL
o Mounting: Adhesive 3M tape
o Temperature: -40C - +85C
The Nova can also be used with additional antennas. If you'd like to use the Nova with an
antenna which has an SMA connector, you need to purchase a UFL - SMA adapter.
BS Hologram Bill of Materials
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Bill of Materials
QUANTITY
MFG
MPN
1
Amphenol
A-1JB
3
MURATA
GRM155R61C104KA88D
1
SAMSUNG
CL10A225MQ8NNNC
1
MURATA
GRM155R71C103KA01D
1
Murata
GRM188R60J106ME84D
1
AVX/ELCO
04025A150JAT2A
3
MURATA
GRM188R60J226MEA0D
5
AVX
04025A470JAT2A
1
KEMET
C0402C560J5GACTU
3
AVX
F950J337MBAAQ2
1
Murata
BLM18KG121TN1D
1
Coilcraft
XFL4020-102MEC
1
VISHAY
VLMB1500-GS08
1
VISHAY
VLMS1500-GS08
3
Littlefuse
PESD0402-140
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QUANTITY
MFG
MPN
1
YAEGO
RC0603JR-070RL
1
YAEGO
RC0402FR-071ML
2
YAEGO
RC0402FR-073KL
4
YAEGO
RC0402JR-0710KL
2
YAEGO
RC0402FR-0722RL
2
PANASONIC
ERJ-2GEJ104X
1
YAEGO
RC0402FR-07150KL
1
PANASONIC
ERJ-2GEJ471X
1
U-BLOX
SARA-U260-00S
1
GLOBAL CONNECTOR
TECHNOLOGY
SIM8050-6-0-14-01-A
1
TI
TPS63020DSJ
4
ON Semiconductor
MMBT3904LT1G
1
MOLEX
480372200
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Regulatory information
Carrier Specific Certifications
NOVA-U201 (3G/2G): AT&T, T-Mobile, PTCRB, GCF
NOVA-R410 (LTE-M & NB-IoT): Verizon ODI, AT&T, T-Mobile (In progress),
PTCRB, GCF
Verizon Open Development Device #7721
AT&T Network Compatibility Record: 10bkv4QCDm
Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
ECCNs are five character alpha-numeric designations used on the Commerce
Control List (CCL) to identify dual-use items for export control purposes. An
ECCN categorizes items based on the nature of the product, i.e. type of
commodity, software, or technology and its respective technical parameters.
ECCN for All Nova Modems: 5A992.c
RoHS Compliance
The Nova modem family complies with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous
Substances) directive of the European Union, EU Directive 2011/65/EU.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule Code (HTS)
HTS Code for All Nova Modems: 8517.62.0010
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Interference Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standards. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interferences, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
FCC & IC Compliance
If the modem’s antenna is located farther than 20cm from the human body and
there are no proximate transmitters, the FCC/IC approvals of the constituent u-
blox SARA-U201 or SARA-R410-02B can be reused by the end product.
Should the modems antenna be mounted closer than 20cm from the human
body or if there are proximate transmitters, additional FCC/IC testing may be
required for the end product.
Nova 3G/2G & Nova LTE-M & NB-IoT modems make use of the underlying
u-blox module’s FCC & IC identification numbers below.
MODEL
FCC ID
IC ID (CERTIFICATION NUMBER)
Nova 3G/2G
XPY1CGM5NNN
8595A-1CGM5NNN
Nova LTE-M & NB-IoT
XPY2AGQN4NNN
8595A-2AGQN4NNN
Additionally, all Nova modems are compliant with FCC Part 15 Class B
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Modification Statement
Hologram has not approved any changes or modifications to this device by the
user. Any changes or modifications could void the user’s authorization to
operate the equipment.
End Product Labeling Requirements
End products utilizing Nova 3G/2G modems should be labeled with the
following information:
Device Uses Approved Radio: NOVA-U201
Contains FCC ID: XPY2AGQN4NNN
Contains IC: 8595A-1CGM5NNN
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standards. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interferences, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
End products utilizing Nova LTE-M &NB-IoT modems should be labeled with the
following information:
Device Uses Approved Radio: NOVA-R410
Contains FCC ID: XPY2AGQN4NNN
Contains IC: 8595A-2AGQN4NNN
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada
licence-exempt RSS standards. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interferences, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.

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