Sequans Monarch Platform to Power LTE-M Modules from Asiatelco

Asiatelco, Shanghai-based maker of wireless access devices for carriers worldwide, has selected Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform to design LTE modules and devices targeting markets in North America, China, and Australia. The first device to become available is the Asiatelco LM91-MV module, which supports carrier frequencies in the North American market, but is software upgradeable to support any carrier frequency in a Single-SKU using Sequans’ innovative SAW-less radio design architecture.

Asiatelco’s LM91-MV module is an ultra small LGA module delivering LTE-M 3GPP Release 13 connectivity and operating with a single LTE antenna on LTE bands 4 and 13 for North America. Sequans’ Monarch LTE Platform 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. The Monarch platform has 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.

The Asiatelco LM91-MV module is available now. Click here to learn more about this device.