Sequans Unveils New LTE Cat 1 Module for Sprint IoT

Sequans has signed an agreement with Sprint to make available a new LTE Cat 1 module designed for the Sprint LTE network. The new SP150Q module is based on Sequans’ Calliope LTE Cat 1 Platform and includes RF support for Sprint’s LTE bands, 2, 25/2, and 26/5. The Calliope Platform is compliant with 3GPP Release 10 and 11, supports LTE Cat 1 throughput, and is multiband FDD and TDD capable. The SP150Q module is the result of the collaboration of Sequans and Sprint on the development of connectivity solutions to support Sprint’s IoT strategy, and is the first of several planned LTE IoT products to become available.

The SP150Q module is based on Sequans’ Calliope LTE Cat 1 Platform and has all elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system, including an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete triple-band RF front end for Sprint LTE bands 12, 25/2, 26/5, and key interfaces, including USB 2.0 host and device, SDIO 3.0 host, USIM, HS-UART. SP150Q can seamlessly connect to a GNSS solution for asset and IoT device tracking. The SP150Q is pin-to-pin compatible with all Sequans’ Q series modules, enabling single platform support for multiple LTE categories.

The SP150Q LTE Cat 1 module and evaluation kits will be available in Q4. Sequans will be showcasing these products at Mobile World Congress Americas from September 12-14 in Los Angeles.