Looking for 4g module and microprocessors

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by AntonioAura, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. AntonioAura

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    Dear all,
    Recently I learnt IoT and have some programming experience. I m getting tough time in selecting right module for my project.
    I m looking for a 4g/module (preferably global support) and a good microprocessors. My purpose is streaming real-time video on the go. The problem is I want to reduce the cost. I saw some 4g/LTE modules from Sierra, Gemalto etc. but they are too expensive. Also NXP, MICROCHIP etc. in the range of microprocessors. But they are also too expensive. Can you please suggest some alternative to these. I m from India, but I think we can get components from anywhere in world using digikey, mouser etc.
    Kindly suggest a better substitute, I believe it is possible. Because low cost mobile devices are available which are capable of streaming videos on the go.
    Thank you .
     
  2. bushrat

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    How low on cost do you want to go? What is your budget?
     
  3. AntonioAura

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    Hi Bushrat, my target cost is 1000/- INR ( i.e.- 15.52 USD) for both of the modules. If not then please suggest some alternative way.
     
  4. bushrat

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    For that price, I'm not sure if you can find both parts.. and if you do, it will most likely be unreliable... I would suggest you increase your budget.
     
  5. AntonioAura

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    Below is an example I provide. A motorola 4G mobile cost 5385 INR (i.e.- 83.57 USD):

    https://www.tatacliq.com/motorola-m...WC9wyCgloLAj97F8w0npTp6XWIfwq52YaAk_iEALw_wcB

    It contains a Mediatek processor, a 4G module and many other features. I believe the manufacturing cost should be less than half of the selling price (for sure). There are few other companies also which provides even lesser price then this.
    Are they use something different? Can I use the same technology for my purpose?
     
  6. be80be

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    If you buy one I want a lot
    If you buy 0ne million I'd cut you a deal

    You would be better off getting a cheap cell phone you can get them new for $20 bucks
    And use them for live video using VNC.
     
  7. AntonioAura

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    It means that by bulk purchasing we can reduce the price > 50%.
    But this is not possible in my case.
    Seems like no alternate available at present.
     
  8. AntonioAura

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    Hey, I forgot to ask if anybody can help suggesting some 4G/LTE module. So far I am aware of the following:
    1. SimCOM
    2. Telit
    3. Gemalto
    4. Sierra
    5. NeoWay
    Please list if any other 4G-module you are aware of. Exact part-no. or link would be more helpful. Thank you.
     
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