Top IoT Products in 2022

Top IoT Products in 2022

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnected network of physical devices, sensors, and other equipment that can collect, share, and act on data. These devices are increasingly being used in a wide range of applications, from smart home systems and industrial automation to healthcare and transportation. In 2022, several products were launched that made a significant impact on the market. These products are designed to provide greater connectivity, better performance, and more advanced features, making them essential for businesses, organizations, and individuals who are looking to leverage the power of IoT. We have compiled a list of top IoT products that were trending on everything RF in 2022.

Note: This list has been compiled based on user activity on everything RF. To ensure that we cover the whole range of IoT Products we limited the number of products from each category and company. The listed products are shown in random order and grouped by product type.

LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 IoT Module for Worldwide Deployment

The RYZ024A from Renesas is an LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 Cellular IoT Module for worldwide deployment. It is based on Renesas’ second-generation Sequans chip platform with a Single-SKU™ RF front end and an integrated EAL5+ Secure Element (SE) capable of hosting the SIM inside the module for high security. This module has been developed according to 3GPP Release 14 with an option to be upgraded to Release 15. It can be directly connected to the internet without the need for a gateway making it economical for installing larger networks that require a low cost per unit. This module supports a data rate of 1.1 Mbps (UL) and 0.3 Mbps (DL). Read more

Cellular LTE-M/NB-IoT Chipset with Support for 3GPP Release 15-17

The ALT1350 from Sony Semiconductor Israel is a Cellular LTE-M/NB-IoT Chipset that enables additional LPWA communication protocols as well as satellite connectivity (NTN). This chipset has a sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz integrated transceiver that utilizes IEEE 802.15.4-based protocols such as Wi-Sun, U-Bus Air, and wM-Bus in additional point-to-point and mesh technologies. It incorporates a sensor hub to collect data from the sensors and provides cellular and Wi-Fi-based positioning. Read more

5G NR Sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave Module for M2M and IoT Applications

The AirPrime® EM9190 from Sierra Wireless is an Embedded 5G NR and LTE Cat-22 Module that supports Sub-6 GHz and mm-Wave bands. This device is a part of the Sierra EM Series that offers global 5G connectivity. It delivers up to 5.5 Gbps of downlink speed and up to 330 Mbps of uplink speed.

The EM9190 device is available in a 30 x 52 x 2.38 mm footprint. With automatic 4G and 3G fallback networks, and a built-in GNSS receiver, it can be used for a wide range of M2M and IoT applications such as industrial routers, home gateways, industrial and consumer laptops, rugged tablet PCs, video surveillance and digital signage. Read more

LTE Cat 4 module for M2M and IoT applications

The EG25-G from Quectel is an LTE Cat 4 module that provides global connectivity on up to 30 bands, covering LTE, 3G, and 2G all from a single SKU. Adopting the 3GPP Release 11 LTE technology, it delivers 150 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink peak data rates, with an optional GNSS receiver including GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS to provide quick and accurate positioning. This Qualcomm MDM9x07 chipset-based module is optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. Read more

10 Mbps LTE Cat 1 Module for IoT Applications

The A7682E from SIMCom is an LTE Cat 1 Module that supports wireless communication modes of LTE-FDD/GSM/GPRS/EDGE. It has a downlink data rate of up to 10 Mbps and an uplink data rate of up to 5 Mbps. The module is compatible with SIM800C, SIM868 Series (GSM/GPRS modules), which enables smooth migration from 2G products to LTE products. It requires a supply voltage of 3.8 V.

The A7682E has UART, USB, I2C, GPIO interfaces and supports firmware update via USB/FOTA. It supports drivers for main operation systems (USB driver for Windows, Linux, and Android etc.) and software function. Read more

 Low Power Module with Integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT Modem and GPS

The nRF9160 is a low power System-in-Package with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS. The module has 1 MB of Flash plus 256 kB of RAM onboard memory with a broad range peripheral set, analog and digital interfaces, 32 GPIOs, a stand-alone modem with full LTE capability, plus a multiband RF front-end. It incorporates Arm’s latest Arm Cortex M-33 CPU core, Arm TrustZone and Arm CryptoCell security for Internet-level encryption and application protection.

The integrated modem supports both LTE-M and NB-IoT and can operate globally removing the need for regional variants. Read more

Sub-6 GHz Cellular Module for IoT Applications in North America

The FM160-NA from Fibocom is a 3G/4G/5G NR Sub-6 GHz Module that is designed for IoT applications in the North American region. It delivers a downlink data rate of up to 3500 Mbps and an uplink data rate of up to 900 Mbps. The module is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon X62 modem chipset and is backward compatible with LTE/WCDMA. It consists of a multi-constellation GNSS receiver (GPS/ Galileo/GLONASS/ BeiDou) which provides high-performance positioning and navigation. This module supports 4x4 MIMO, CS Voice, VoLTE, VoNR, SMS, SMS over IP (IMS), and SMS over NAS features. Read more

Wi-Fi HaLow (IEEE 802.11ah) SoC for IoT Applications

The MM6108 from Morse Micro is a Wi-Fi HaLow (IEEE 802.11ah) SoC for IoT Applications. This SoC augments Wi-Fi by operating in a spectrum below 1 GHz to offer a longer range and lower power connectivity. Wi-Fi HaLow meets the unique requirements for the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable a variety of use cases in industrial, agricultural, smart building, and smart city environments.

This SoC supports 1, 2, 4, and 8 MHz channel bandwidths and delivers a data rate of up to 43.3 Mbps. It can be controlled via SDIO 2.0, SPI, GPIO, UART, I2C, and PWM interfaces. Read more

2.4 GHz LEO Satellite IoT Endpoint SoC

The ORC3990 from Orca Systems is an LEO Satellite Endpoint SoC that is designed to support the requirements of Totum’s LEO satellite network. It includes Orca Systems’ flexible, third-generation Live Wireless™ RF and digital radio subsystem. The SoC has integrated functional blocks that include a low noise amplifier (LNA) and a digital power amplifier (PA). It also includes the Totum satellite modem, power management unit (PMU) subsystem including all analog blocks, dual Arm Cortex-M0+ CPUs for separate network and application processing, all necessary memory (volatile and non-volatile) for the on-chip CPUs, required security functions, and key analog and digital peripherals. Read more

Wireless SoCs for Sub-GHz IoT Connectivity

The EFR32FG23 from Silicon Laboratories are Wireless SoCs for sub-GHz IoT applications. The SoCs have an integrated power amplifier that delivers up to 20 dBm of transmit power. These radios have fractional-N frequency synthesizers with a resolution of 24.8 Hz and support 2/4 (G)FSK with fully configurable shaping, OQPSK DSSS, (G)MSK & OOK modulation formats. They require supply voltages of 1.71-3.80 V and consume under 85.5 mA of current.

The EFR32FG23 SoCs have 32-bit ARM Cortex-M33 cores that operate to 78 MHz, have 512 kB of flash, and 64 kB of RAM. Read more

2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC for IoT Applications

The nRF7002 from Nordic Semiconductor is a 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 Companion IC for low-power and secure IoT applications. It is designed to provide seamless Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi-based location (SSID sniffing of local Wi-Fi hubs) alongside Nordic’s existing products. This IC has 1 spatial stream (SS) and a channel bandwidth of 20 MHz. It supports up to 86 Mbps of PHY throughput using the 64 QAM (MCS7) modulation technique. This IC supports OFDMA technology in both downlink and uplink along with the BSS colouring feature. Read more

LoRa Module for Asset Tracking, Smart Cities, Industrial and IoT Applications

The LBAA0QB1SJ-295 from muRata is a LoRa Module that is designed for the LoRaWAN network. This LPW module is based on the second-generation Semtech SX1262 RFIC. The module consists of an open STM32L0 microcontroller (MCU) with an RF switch and has 192kB of flash memory and 20kB of RAM. It consists of a temperature-controlled crystal oscillator (TXCO) and is suitable for a wide range of high-volume applications where small size, long-range, extended battery life, security, and a competitive price point are the main requirements. Read more

2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 + BLE 5.2 + 802.15.4 Triple-Radio Chipset

The IW612 from NXP Semiconductors is a 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 + BLE 5.2 + 802.15.4 Triple-Radio single-chip solution. It is optimized for a broad array of IoT and industrial applications in smart home, smart devices and accessories, smart appliances, smart energy, industrial automation, gateways and many more. This highly integrated chipset lowers system cost and has a minimum external BOM while achieving efficient coexistence between all internal radios as well as external radios, such as LTE. This radio has an integrated power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) and Tx/Rx switch and supports UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFDMA features. 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. They support Wi-Fi 802.11d/e/h/i/k/r/u/v/w/az, Bluetooth BR, EDR, LE Audio & LE long-range protocols and 802.15.4 radio Thread & Zigbee mesh networks. Read more

LTE-M / NB-IoT Antenna from 600-960/1710-2690 MHz

The 1004796 from KYOCERA AVX is an LTE Antenna that operates from 600 to 960 MHz in the low band and 1710 to 2690 MHz in the high band. It is designed to support CAT-M and Narrowband-IoT applications. This linearly polarized antenna provides 3.1 dBi of gain with up to 64% efficiency. It can handle a CW input power of 2 W and has a VSWR of less than 3:1. This Universal Broadband Embedded LTE/LPWA antenna utilizes KYOCERA AVX’s proprietary IMD technology, which offers a reduced electrical footprint on any circuit board and has independent tuning capabilities for performance optimization. Read more

Note: This list has been compiled based on user activity on everything RF. To ensure that we cover the whole range of IoT Products we limited the number of products from each category and company. The listed products are shown in random order and grouped by product type.

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