Monarch 2 SiP

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The Monarch 2 from Sequans Communications is a Multi-Chip, Multi-Band System-in-Package (SiP) that supports 5G massive IoT (LTE-M/NB-IoT) platforms. It is based on the 2nd generation of Sequans’ Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 chipsets and consists of an entire front-end, transceiver, power management, RAM memory, crystals, and baseband modem for an LTE multi-band radio operating from 699 to 2200 MHz. This SiP complies with the ultra-low power and reduced complexity feature requirements of the 3GPP Release 14 LTE-Advanced Pro standard that defines narrowband low datarate technology for machine-type communications (MTC) and can also be upgraded to 3GPP Release 15/16. It requires a DC supply from 2.8 to 5.5 V and consumes 1 µA of current (deep sleep mode).

The Monarch 2 SiP supports optional low-power GNSS technology for intermittent tracking with optimized chips for half-duplex operation for LTE-M and NB-IoT devices. It includes a built-in filter that can be programmed for global bands in a single SKU design. This SiP has provision for open SDK for running customer applications and integrates an optional UICC, allowing a versatile choice of connectivity. It is fully tested and calibrated for easy integration into the product hardware and boasts advanced packaging techniques to reduce the overall footprint.

This SiP delivers significant improvement in power consumption, owing to Sequans’ proprietary Dynamic Power Management and eco-Paging technologies, which adapt sleep and active state power consumption levels according to the use case. It delivers a data rate of up to 300 kbps (DL) and 1.1 Mbps (UL) in the LTE-M mode and up to 120.7 kbps (DL) and 160 kbps (UL) in the NB-IoT mode. This chip delivers an output power of less than +23 dBm. It is available in a ball grid array (BGA) package that measures 8.800 x 11.300 x 1.585 mm and is ideal for smart meters, industrial asset tracking, home monitoring, wearable medical devices, and space-constrained IoT applications.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number
    Monarch 2 SiP
  • Manufacturer
    Sequans Communications
  • Description
    Multi-Chip, Multi-Band System-in-Package for 5G Massive IoT Platforms

General Parameters

  • Application
    Smart meters, Industrial asset trackers, Home or industrial monitoring devices
  • Region
  • Fallback
  • LTE/4G Band
    Low-Band: B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B26, B28, B85, Mid-Band: B1, B2, B3, B4, B25, B66
  • Cellular Standards
    LTE Cat-M, NB-IoT, LTE Cat-NB1, LTE Cat-NB2
  • IoT
  • Certification
  • Package
  • Generation
    4G/LTE, 5G
  • Interface
  • Datarate Download Link
    Up to 300 kbps
  • Datarate Uplink
    Up to 1.1 Mbps
  • Integrated Features
  • Voltage
    2.8 to 5.5 V
  • Power
    14 to 23 dBm
  • Size
    8.8 x 11.3 x 1.585 mm
  • Operating Temperature
    -40 to +85 Degree C
  • Package Type
    Surface Mount

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