MediaTek and China Mobile to Build Industry's Smallest NB-IoT Module

MediaTek has introduced its first narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) System-on-Chip (SoC).

Since existing cellular networks like 2G, 3G and 4G do not have the capacity to meet the needs of billions of IoT devices, Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) networking was developed to accommodate the increased connectivity needs across the globe. MediaTek has been a key player driving the formulation and implementation of the 3GPP LPWA specification for NB-IoT, which is designed to support large-scale connectivity, reduce equipment complexity and minimize power consumption to prolong battery life for years.

MT2625 is the first NB-IoT chipset built to meet the requirements of cost-sensitive and small IoT devices. The highly integrated MT2625 combines an ARM Cortex-M microcontroller (MCU), pseudo-static RAM (PSRAM), flash memory and power management unit (PMU) into a small package to lower the cost of production while also speeding up time-to-market. The chip leverages MediaTek's advanced power consumption technology to enable IoT devices to work with chargeable batteries for years.

Committed to taking advantage of the huge growth opportunity in China, MediaTek and China Mobile have collaborated to build the smallest NB-IoT module based on MT2625 SoC. MediaTek's new ultra-low-power MT2625 SoC supports a full frequency band (from 450 MHz to 2.1 GHz) of 3GPP R13 (NB1) and R14 (NB2) standards for a wide range of IoT applications including smart home control, logistics tracking and smart meters.

The module integrates with China Mobile's eSIM card and supports OneNET, IoT open platform, which makes it easy for device makers to quickly develop and bring to market innovative NB-IoT devices. For more information about the MediaTek MT2625, click here.