My company plans to use the MKRNB1500 in one of our products, and as such we will need to perform the firmware upgrade on every new modem. I understand that there is some frustration among the community concerning which party should be responsible for this, but this post is not going to discuss that. Instead, I am looking into a solution for making it easier for the DIYers to upgrade their device(s).
I'm working on designing a programming socket/cradle that will hold an NB1500 for programming. Pogo pins will make contact with the four modem USB test pads, which will then be broken out to a simple USB header. This will allow flashing firmware to the modem without needing to solder a cable to each device.
If anyone has any suggestions or additional features that would be useful for this device, feel free to leave a comment.