IoT (Internet of Things) is a technology that uses networked sensors to gather and exchange data. IoT-based solutions have improved the efficiency and intelligence of our surroundings from automated traffic systems to automated lighting systems. In this article, everything RF has compiled a list of IoT products that were trending on the website. For more information on IoT products, visit the IoT Hub on everything RF. We keep users up to date with new products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events for the IoT sector.
Release-13 Compliant LTE-M/NB-IoT Cellular Module
The Adrastea-I from Würth Elektronik is an LTE-M/NB-IoT Cellular Module that is compliant with 3GPP Release 13 specifications and upgradeable to Release 14. It has multi-band support and can be operated through one of two (LTE-M and NB-IoT) cellular communication technologies which enable the support for international, multi-regional coverage. Read more.
Bluetooth 5.2-Compliant SoC for IoT Applications
The AIROC CYW20820 from Infineon Technologies is a Bluetooth 5.2-Compliant SoC for IoT applications. This SoC has been manufactured using an advanced 40 nm CMOS low-power process. It is a highly integrated device that delivers up to 11.5 dBm transmit output power in LE and BR modes and up to 2.5 dBm in EDR mode, reducing the device footprint and the costs associated with implementing Bluetooth solutions. Read more.
Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 Module for IoT Applications
The Type 1XL from Murata is a Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 Module that operates at 2.4 and 5 GHz. It delivers a data rate of up to 1200 Mbps with Wi-Fi and up to 2 Mbps for Bluetooth. This module is based on the NXP 88W9098 combo chipset and supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MU-MIMO and Bluetooth BR/EDR/LE specifications. It has implicit and explicit beamforming to support dual 2x2 Wi-Fi operation and supports modulation schemes up to 1024 QAM. Read more.
2.4 GHz Multiprotocol Wireless SoCs for Mesh IoT Connectivity
The EFR32MG24 Series from Silicon Labs are 2.4 GHz Multiprotocol Wireless SoCs that support mesh IoT wireless connectivity using Bluetooth LE 5.3, Matter, OpenThread, and Zigbee protocols. These SoCs include AI/ML hardware accelerator and Secure Vault to enable smart, robust and energy-efficient products that are secure from remote and local cyber-attacks. They require a DC supply from 1.71 to 3.8 V and consume less than 156.8 mA in Tx mode and 5.1 mA of current in Rx mode. Read more.
5G-NR Sub-6 GHz Cellular Module for Global Connectivity
The EM9291 from Sierra Wireless is a 5G-NR Sub-6 GHz Cellular Module with 4G LTE and 3G fallback support. It delivers a peak download data rate of 4.9 Gbps and an upload data rate of 660 Mbps. This module has an embedded SIM for simplified & flexible IoT deployments with onboard carrier profile, M2M eUICC, and consumer eUICC. It supports Dual SIM Single Standby (DSSS) to switch between networks quickly and stay connected. Read more.
Antenna Band Switch Evaluation Board from 698-960/1710-2170 MHz
The 1004795-EC646-01 from KYOCERA AVX is an Antenna Band Switch Evaluation Board that operates from 698 to 960 MHz (Low Band) and 1710 to 2170 MHz (High Band). It uses the standard FR4 embedded LTE antenna 1004795 with the EC646 chipset for band switching or aperture tuning. This antenna band switching solution can handle an input power of 2 W and has an average efficiency of up to 60%. It supports broadband LTE, 4G/5G, LTE CAT-M, NB-IoT, and Cellular LPWA. Read more.
Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4 Modules for IoT Applications
The MAYA-W2 Series from u-blox are Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4 Modules that are designed for IoT applications. They provide SISO Wi-Fi 6 operation with data throughput of up to 600 Mbit/s (Wi-Fi 6) and support MU-MIMO to provide exceptional performance even in dense Wi-Fi environments. These modules are based on NXP IW611 or IW612 chips which provide OS driver integration in their application host BSPs and SDK support for NXP MCUs. Read more.
Low Power LTE Modules in the Cat M1, NB1, and NB2 bands
The BG770A-GL from Quectel is an LTE LPWA Module that operates in the Cat M1, NB1, and NB2 bands. This module is compliant with the 3GPP E-UTRA Release 13/14 specification. It integrates a MIPS 5150 processor that offers an ultra-low power consumption followed by RAM and flash that reduces current consumption to low levels in various modes, including PSM and eDRX. Read more.
2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 + Bluetooth 5.3 System on Module for IoT Applications
The Summit SOM 8M Plus from Laird Connectivity is a Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.3 System on Module that operates in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. It is powered by NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processor and 88W8997 wireless silicon coupled with onboard NXP PMICs (PCA9450CHN and PM823UK), performance LPDDR4 RAM, and eMMC 5.1 storage. This module has storage options of 8 GB & 16 GB and can handle camera, video & encoding/decoding of up to 1200p at 60 fps and 4K at 30 fps. Read more.
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