LTE for IoT leader to demonstrate easy implementation of narrowband connectivity capability at GSMA Mobile World Congress.
Sequans Communications S.A. today announced a collaboration with STMicroelectronics to facilitate the HW and SW combination of ST’s STM32 microcontroller platform with Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M chipset platform in a design kit for IoT connectivity.
The solution will be demonstrated at GSMA’s Mobile World Congress in ST’s exhibit stand, 7A61.
The IoT design kit simplifies device design and speeds time to market for makers of connected IoT devices, including wearables, connected healthcare devices, smart city and smart home devices, asset trackers, agriculture and industrial IoT devices, and more.
Monarch is the world’s first purpose-built IoT chip to appear in the market that is compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 LTE-Advanced standard defining narrowband LTE-M and developed to support low power and low data rate applications for the Internet of Things.
The STM32 family is the leading ARM® Cortex®-M-core 32-bit microcontroller platform comprising ten product series addressing a large range of applications. The family spans ultra-low-power STM32L products to the world’s highest performance STM32H7 series and offers binary compatibility combined with similar pinout assignments, hardware IP proliferation, and a consistent higher-level programming language that simplifies development across the STM32 families.
“ST’s leadership in low power and IoT-friendly high-performance solutions is an ideal match to our Monarch LTE-M platform,” said Danny Kedar, VP and GM of Sequans’ IoT business unit.
“Monarch will enable low power wider area connectivity for many new IoT devices, and the STM32 design kit we’ve created with ST will help makers of those devices get to market quickly.”
“The STM32 processor provides a proven platform ranging from ultra-low power products to the highest performance MCUs, with graphic and advanced connectivity-stack capabilities for IoT applications,” said Michel Buffa, General Manager, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “Monarch brings the industry’s most optimized LTE-M solution for IoT connectivity to completes the turnkey design kit that brings the standalone network connectivity that is vital to any IoT device all developers of connected objects.”