Sequans Monarch — the world’s first LTE Cat M1 module/NB1

The company Sequans Communications, specializing in base for machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and Internet of things (IoT), will demonstrate the world’s first LTE Cat M1 module/NB1 announcement at CTIA Super Mobility Week to be held September 7-9 in Las Vegas. Novick, dubbed Monarch, will be demonstrated in the work: it will provide a connection to Amarisoft Amari OTS 100 emulator LTE base station eNodeB.

The product meets the specifications for LTE Release 13. It is designed specifically for narrowband M2M applications and the IoT, including sensors, Wearables and other devices and IoT with a small flow and low power consumption. Monarch integrated signal processor, RF transceiver, power management and memory. On Board the product occupies a plot size of 6.5 x 8.5 mm. the advantages of Monarch manufacturer considers programmable RF filter to operate in the bands used in different countries, and a proprietary dynamic power management for long battery life.

Analysts ABI Research predict that in the period from 2016 to 2020 the shipment of 1.1 billion cellular M2M modules. The fastest way to increase the segment of LTE modules, which share in 2021 will exceed 50% of all deliveries. In fact, it is expected that LTE will be quickly expelled from M2M connections 2G and 3G.

It remains to add that the specification of the Category M1, also known as LTE-M or Cat M, provides data transfer speeds of up to 1 Mbit/s for channel widths of 1.4 MHz. Specification Category NB1, also known as NB-IoT provides data transfer speed of 40 Kbps over the channel width of 200 kHz.

Source: Sequans Communications

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