Falcon Cellular


The Falcon Cellular is a super-smart, battery-powered tracking device in a rugged IP67 housing - in particular designed for asset location with temperature monitoring.

Super-long battery life is possible with LTC (Lithium Thionyl Chloride) batteries, or connect to a power source for a permanent solution. The Falcon comes in a 2G version, or a 4G LTE CAT-M1 / NB-IoT combo module. The 4G version is especially designed for low-power operation - resulting in the longest battery life around.

Multiple input interfaces and a digital output allow for monitoring and control for many years. The Falcon Cellular uses a combination of GPS and Wi-Fi to track assets both outdoors and inside buildings, warehouses, depots etc.

The I2C interface supports a range of sensors, in particular the Digital Matter temperature probe. This is a great solution for cold-chain applications, where the Falcon device can be used to track items as small as pallets or coolbox containers, providing accurate position data and very accurate and responsive temperature monitoring. 

Falcon Cellular
  • Run from battery (3 x AAA - LTC or "off-the-shelf" Lithium) or line power (5-16V)
  • Rugged, waterproof IP67 Housing
  • On board GPS with LNA for location
  • Wi-Fi Sniffing for indoor localization
  • 2 x Digital Inputs with pulse counting
  • 1 x Analog Input (0-30V)
  • I2C interface for a wide range of sensors - especially temperature probes
  • also supports temperature and humidity
  • 1 x Digital Output
4G LTE Cat-M1 / NB-IoT device. 4G modem for low-power communication on Cat-M1 and NB-IoT networks.
Internal Antenna The internal antenna provides for convenient installation and reliability.
Low profile, compact, rugged IP67 rated housing.

The Falcon Cellular comes in an IP67 rated housing (waterproof) that is UV stable and is large enough to accomodate the PCB, batteries and wiring.

Dimensions: 135mm x 90mm x 35mm

Operating Temperature -30°C to +60°C
For operation in extreme temperatures the device must be fitted with Lithium batteries
Power Line Power (5-16V)
The Falcon Cellular can be permanently powered. Screw terminals for easy installation

Lithium Thionyl-Chloride (LTC) Batteries
The Falcon can be powered with 3 x AA LTC batteries, which offer an extended temperature range, lower rates of early failure, and longer battery life than 'off-the-shelf' batteries.

Off-the-shelf batteries
The Falcon can also be powered by 3 x AA consumer Lithium batteries which are readily available.
Concurrent GPS and GLONASS Tracking
  • Concurrent GPS and GLONASS tracking
  • 72 channel high sensitivity receiver
  • -169dBm industry leading tracking performance
  • Battery backed up for optimal hot-start performance
  • AssistNow Offline aiding data for extremely fast time-to-first-fix and performance in urban canyon environments
I2C Interface I2C (inter-IC communications) is an interface commonly used in sensor modules. This allows the SensorData to talk to a wide range of sensors including temperature, humidity, vibration and CO2 gas sensors, as well as numerous others.
Digital Inputs 2 x digital inputs with pulse counting capability (0-48V)
Analogue Inputs 2 x Analogue inputs reading 0V to 30V with auto-ranging
Built-in battery voltage monitoring
3.3V Switched Power Used to control the 3.3V power to external sensors and peripherals. Load limited and short circuit protected.
Configuration Over the air configuration via Digital Matter's OEM Server