Huawei Selects Sequans Monarch Platform for New Family of LTE-M Modules

Sequans Communications announced that Huawei has selected their Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip platform to design a new family of modules for M2M and IoT applications.

Huawei’s LTE-M module family is based on Sequans’ Monarch platform, the world’s first and most highly-optimized LTE-M (Cat M1) and NB-IoT (Cat NB1) chip. It is purpose-built for narrowband IoT applications, including sensors, wearables, and other low data, low power M2M and IoT devices. Monarch complies with the ultra-low-power and reduced complexity feature requirements of the 3GPP release 13 LTE Advanced Pro standard, defining narrowband, low data rate LTE technology for machine type communications. The chip provides full support for power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) to enable the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases, and it provides the enhanced coverage modes defined in the standard that extend coverage for deep-indoor and remote deployments. Monarch comprises baseband, RF, power management, and RAM, all integrated into a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package. In addition, the chip supports advanced features such as programmable RF filtering for global band support in a single SKU, and proprietary dynamic power management technology enabling battery life of 10+ years.

Sequans will exhibit at the Mobile World Congress 2017 from February 27 through March 2.