The IoT (Internet of Things) refers to the network of physical devices, home appliances, and other items that are embedded with sensors, software, and connectivity, allowing the devices to collect and exchange data between devices and systems over the internet. IoT products are modules, chip-set, and other devices used in IoT applications. 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 use IoT applications. everything RF has compiled a list of IoT products that are trending in everything RF in Feburary. For more IoT products, visit the IoT Hub on everything RF. We keep users up to date with new products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.
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. This chipset supports the 3GPP Release 15 LTE-M/NB-IoT software stack and has future compatibility with 3GPP release 17 to ensure operation with 5G networks. It is tightly integrated to provide power-optimized concurrent LTE and GNSS to accommodate various tracking applications. Read more
LTE Cat 4/Wi-Fi/BLE 5.0 Modules for IoT and Multimedia Applications
The SE250B4 Series from Telit are LTE Cat 4, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Modules that support LTE-FDD Cat 4, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ag, and BLE 5.0 connectivity. They are based on the Qualcomm quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 64-bit processor with a built-in Adreno 702 GPU that enables high data rates, multimedia functions, and edge computing capabilities. These modules have an embedded GNSS receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo constellations. They include support for Rx diversity, MIMO DL 2x2, VoLTE & Android 11/12/13/14 that allows easy, flexible, and streamlined application development. These modules are available in different variants for use in North America (SE250B4-NA), Europe (SE250B4-EU), and worldwide applications (SE250B4-WE). Read more.
LTE-M1/NB1/NB2 Module with Integrated eSIM for IoT Applications
The C42GM from Cavli Wireless is an LTE-M1/NB1/NB2 Module with an integrated eSIM. It is compatible with the LTE 3GPP E-UTRA Release 13 specification and is upgradeable to Release 14. This module delivers an uplink data rate of up to 1119 Kbps and a downlink data rate of up to 588 Kbps. It supports GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou location services and Sigfox connectivity. The module has a battery life profile of ten years due to a Deep Sleep Mode capability with an ultra-low power consumption of 2uA in deep sleep mode. It can be controlled via USB 2.0, UART, USIM, GPIO, PCM, I2C, ADC, ANT, and CAN Bus interfaces. Read more
LTE Cat NB2 Module with eSIM for NB-IoT and LPWA Applications
The BC660K-GL from Quectel is a Multi-Band LTE Cat NB2 Module that is designed for NB-IoT and LPWA applications. The module is available in a compact surface-mount LCC package that measures 17.7 x 15.8 x 2.0 mm and is ideal for a wide range of IoT applications, such as smart metering, bike sharing, smart parking, smart city, security and asset tracking, home appliances, agricultural and environmental monitoring etc. Read more
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
Low-Power LTE IoT Modem from 700 MHz to 2.6 GHz
The QCX216 from Qualcomm is an LTE IoT Modem that operates from 700 MHz to 2.6 GHz. It delivers a peak download data rate of 10 Mbps and a peak upload data rate of 5 Mbps. This modem is based on a 204 MHz Arm Cortex Dual core M3 CPU and has an integrated LTE modem and RF transceiver. It is Global LTE Cat1.bis IoT-optimized and compliant with 3GPP Release 14 LTE specifications. This modem supports dual SIM or eSIM and has a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi receiver for indoor position location with Wi-Fi scanning capability using a shared RX with LTE. It is ideal for IoT devices that require power efficiency and small form factor design with a cost-conscious design budget. 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
2.4/5/6 GHz Wi-Fi 6/6E Flexible Printed Circuit Antennas
The ANT-W63-FPC-LH Series from Linx Technologies are Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) Antennas that operate from 2400 to 7125 MHz covering the 2.4, 5 & 6 GHz Wi-Fi bands. These linearly polarized antennas have an omnidirectional radiation pattern and provide a peak gain of 4.5 dBi (2.4 – 2.5 GHz) with an efficiency of up to 90%. They are ideal for Wi-Fi 6/6E/5/4)/WLAN (802.11b/g) coverage, 2.4 GHz ISM applications like Bluetooth & ZigBee, U-NII bands 1-8, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, sensing, remote monitoring, and smart home networking applications. Read more
Highly Secure Matter-over-Thread + Bluetooth (LE) 5.3 MCU
The K32W148 from NXP Semiconductors is a Three-Core Wireless MCU that supports IEEE 802.15.4 mesh network protocols, Matter over Thread, Zigbee, and Bluetooth Low Energy 5.3. It is ideal for industrial, Air Conditioning (AC), building safety, building security, heat metering, access management, smart home, home security, and surveillance applications.
The MCU supports 2-level FSK, GFSK, MSK, and GMSK modulation schemes and has an on-chip balun with a single-ended bidirectional RF port. This AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified microcontroller has an Arm Cortex-M33 main core, with 1 MB on-board flash, 128 KB SRAM, and 8 KB code cache to improve performance and efficiency. Read more
2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4 Wireless Combo Modules
The CMP961x from California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) are 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4 wireless combo modules. These modules support 802.15.4 Thread (IP-based mesh networking), Matter, and Zigbee protocols and allow co-existence support for dual/tri-radio protocols, enabling multiple networks and applications. They operate in multiple Wi-Fi operational modes that include STA, AP, Wi-Fi Direct, or their combinations. The modules support Bluetooth 5.2 operating modes such as BT Classic, BLE (2 Mbps), LE Audio, BT Long Range, and HCI. They integrate CEL’s newly patented dual-band PCB trace and all-terrain antenna for best-in-class range and coverage, therefore enhancing throughput, lower latency, reduced power consumption, faster OTA firmware updates, and better network reliability. Read more
2.4/5 GHz Dual-band Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth Low Energy 5 Modules
The NORA-W36 Series from u-blox are Dual-band Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 Modules that operate in 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. They deliver a data rate of up to 150 Mbit/s (Wi-Fi) and up to 2 Mbit/s (Bluetooth). These modules can assume Bluetooth peripheral and central roles, or both simultaneously, and can be used both as a station or an access point for Wi-Fi. They are pre-flashed with the u-connectXpress software to simplify end-product integration and reduce time-to-market. The modules have a Realtek RTL8720DF host controller that configures the wireless communication using high-level AT commands without the need for expertise in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks. Read more
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 6+Bluetooth LE 5.1 SoC for IoT Applications
The SiWx917 from Silicon Labs is a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 6+Bluetooth LE 5.1 SoC for ultra-low power IoT wireless devices. It provides secure cloud connectivity using Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth, Matter, and IP networking. This SoC includes an ultra-low power Wi-Fi 6 plus Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.1 wireless CPU, an integrated micro-controller (MCU), security, peripherals, and a power management sub-system. In Wi-Fi mode, it has a single-spatial stream and supports 802.11ax features such as OFDMA, UL/DL MU-MIMO, and Target Wake Time (TWT). This chip requires a DC supply from 1.75 to 3.63 V, consumes less than 10 µA of current sleep/standby mode, and less than 1 µA of current in deep sleep mode. Read more
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