World's Smallest Mobile IoT Solution Now Available via Verizon's ThingSpace IoT Accelerator Program

Monarch SiP, the joint system-in-package mobile IoT connectivity solution from Sequans and Skyworks Solutions is now available via Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT Accelerator Program. The ThingsSpace program has been created to help get cellular IoT solutions to market quickly, reliably and cost effectively. This is done by providing transparent pricing, design house and system integrator support, free certification support (through June 30, 2019), and bill initiated credits to get products to market.

The Monarch SiP costs only $6.50 for qualified customers under Verizon ThingSpace terms and conditions. It was introduced to the market last year and certified by Verizon as a module, is jointly marketed and sold by Sequans and Skyworks and has already been designed into wearables and trackers by IoT device makers requiring an ultra-compact solution. Sequans claims that the Monarch SiP is  66 percent smaller in size, more than 50 percent thinner, and more than 90 percent better in low power consumption than its nearest competitor.

The Monarch SiP combines Skyworks’ LTE universal, multi-band RF front-end module with Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform in a single, ultra-compact SiP that enables worldwide deployment and roaming capability in a Single-SKU. It achieves a very high level of integration whereby baseband, RF transceiver, power management, RF front-end, RAM memory, and most of the required passives, are integrated into an 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package for an industry-leading compact size. The Monarch SiP mobile IoT solution is listed as SKY66430 in Skyworks’ catalog and SQN66430 in Sequans’ catalog.

Key product features include:

  • Supports narrowband LTE UE categories M1/NB1, 3GPP Release 13/14 LTE-Advanced Pro
  • World’s smallest and thinnest LTE for IoT connectivity solution
  • Integrated baseband, RF, RAM memory, power management, and analog front-end
  • 0.5 mm ball pitch for easy routing and low-cost PCB design
  • +23dBm/+20dBm/+14 dBm power classes for lower data plan usage and ultra-efficient power consumption at cell edge and deep indoor with fewer repetitions
  • 1uA PSM for long sleep duration use cases
  • eco-Paging for ultra-low eDRX power consumption as low as 20uA
  • IoT-FindIt location engine for accurate indoor/outdoor positioning without need of GNSS
  • IoT-Select offers the ability to switch seamlessly between CAT-M1 and CAT-NB1 networks
  • Single-SKU global deployment and roaming capability pre-integrated for support of up to 18-bands

Click here to learn more about the Monarch SiP Platform.