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Microduino-GPRS/GSM module can get Microduino core board connected to the internet and achieve the function of sending and receiving messages when it is just inserted with a SIM card and follows some simple instructions.


  • ESD protection;
  • Capable of being charged by USB, li-ion or other power supply options;
  • Support automatic baud rate detection function;
  • Capable of sending AT instructions and data through the serial port;
  • Small, cheap, stackable and open;
  • Open hardware circuit design and Arduino compatible programming development environment;
  • Uniformed Microduino interface standard and rich peripheral modules, capable of having a fast and flexible connection and extension with other modules and sensors in accord with Microduino interface standard;
  • Easy to be integrated to pegboards with a 2.45-pitch female header connector interface.


Adopt SIM800L module to support four-band GSM/GPRS, whose working band is:GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900MHz.

  • Electrical characteristics
    • Working voltage:3.4V ~4.4V;
    • The current consumption is 0.7 mA under the Sleep Mode
  • GPRS data
    • The maximum data transmission rate of GPRS is 85.6 kbps;;
    • Build-in TCP/IP protocol;
    • Encoding format:CS-1, CS-2, CS-3 and CS-4;
    • Support Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD)
  • Serial debugging
    • Support standard full-function serial as well as the transmission rate with a range from 1200bps to 115200bps;
    • Support the serial port multiplexing function complying with GSM 07.10 protocol;
  • Two Main Compoments:
    • SIM800L module
    • SIM card power and base plant



You can use GSM library to test, https://github.com/Microduino/Microduino_Tutorials/tree/master/Microduino_Libraries/_03_Microduino_GSM_SIM800L

Note:This library only supports Microduino-core.


Sending short messages through the example program in the library.


  • Hardware:Microduino FT232R, Microduino Core, Microduino GSM, USB cable or lithium battery;
  • Software: GSM library, Arduino IDE (version 1.0.3 and higher);
  • Uncompress the zip folder to libraries of Arduino IDE;
  • Connect the Microduino FT232R and PC using USB cable to download program and monitor the serial port;
  • USB cable or li-ion battery to charge the Microduino GSM module and press the power button for a long time to activate Microduino GSM for about 4 seconds. That the power-on indicator goes on shows a successful start.


  • Open SendSMS test program in the examples;
  • After it gets compiled successfully, just select the board "Microduino Core (Atmega328P@16M,5V)" and download directly;
    • Open the serial monitor(The serial monitor is set to the format of "Newline" and "Enter" ), set the baud rate, and the "SMS Messages Sender" will be printed;
    • You need to wait for Microduino GSM module reading SIM card about 10 seconds. If that goes well, "GSM initialized" will be displayed and a note will pop up to remind you to input one number.
    • After the input, just press the Enter key, it will remind you to write your message.
    • Just press the Enter key after the input, the sending process will be displayed and then you can see "COMPLETE". .




Microduino-GPRS/GSM Front
Microduino-GPRS/GSM Front
Microduino-GPRS/GSM Front
Microduino-GPRS/GSM Front