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Raspberry Pi 5G HAT Adds 5G Support to Your Pi Project

Waveshare HAT
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Want to add 5G to your Raspberry Pi project? This 5G HAT from Waveshare is exactly what you need.

We're no strangers to HATs for the Raspberry Pi, we even collected a list of our favorite Raspberry Pi HATs. So what exactly can you expect out of this one?

Waveshare HAT

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This HAT is known as the SIM8200EA-M2 and was created by Waveshare. It provides 3G, 4G and even 5G support for the Raspberry Pi.

The HAT comes with the SIM8200EA-M2 module, a base for the Raspberry Pi and HAT to attach to, a 5V 3A power adapter and five external antennas.

Waveshare HAT

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According to Waveshare, it's capable of 4 Gbps download speeds with up to 500 Mbps upload speed. It features an M.2 connector and also includes a GPIO extension header. This model is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 and provides multi-band support.

This unit is currently priced at $399.99 on the Waveshare website. This is a steep price-point when compared to your average Raspberry Pi HAT, but could be worth the investment for 5G developers. Check out the product page for more details, specs and checkout options.