LTE CAT-M1 Module For Implementation Of IoT-Based Applications

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Pre-tested, optimised and ready to deploy globally for wireless IoT networks without the need for communication gateways

Here’s introducing the RYZ014A, a cellular IoT module by Renesas Electronics Corporation that supports LTE Cat-M1 specification. This technology allows devices to directly connect to the internet using the existing mobile communication infrastructure and without requiring a gateway, proving to be economical and beneficial when installing larger networks that require a low cost per unit. The pre-tested, pre-certified RYZ014A enables customers to quickly and cost-effectively implement wireless IoT applications across the globe.

The RYZ014A module includes RF regulatory certification, PTCRB/GCF certification and carrier certification for the customer’s network operator. The module is built on proven technology both from a hardware and software perspective and is delivered fully tested and calibrated. It has been certified with all major radio frequency regulations throughout the world. 

Key Features

  • Support for worldwide frequency bands in a single design, removing the need to create multiple customer platforms for different global regions
  • High output power supporting both power class options 20 and 23dBm
  • Ultra-low current consumption in power saving mode of only 1µA

“Building wireless IoT networks around the world can be costly and time-consuming,” said Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “The Renesas RYZ014A module delivers a proven solution from the IoT leader that saves time and money for customers no matter where they are. We have received enthusiastic responses on this solution from customers in metering, smart home, infrastructure and industrial markets, where they can seamlessly interface Renesas MCU-based applications to the Internet through their cellular network of choice.”

Renesas is teaming up with Sequans Communications, a developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for IoT, on the RYZ014A modules. Sequans offers the Monarch LTE CAT-M1 hardware and software technology used in the module. 

“This product is a great example of the benefits customers enjoy from the combination of our two technologies,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. ”Sequans’ Monarch technology is an outstanding complement to the unmatched MCU expertise that Renesas provides.”

Renesas offers customers a web-based portal that provides easy access to read sensor values and manage SIM card plans remotely, reducing operating cost.

“ONE Tech is excited to bring our embedded AI and cloud technology to market in conjunction with the Renesas CAT-M1 module to power a global intelligent device to cloud architecture,” said Yasser Khan, CEO of ONE Tech. “By offering embedded intelligence within the device, along with our enterprise-grade platform, customers of the CAT-M1 module will be able to easily build, manage and scale to hundreds and thousands of next-generation smart machines in a cost-effective end-to-end ecosystem.”

Renesas has combined the RYZ014A modules with numerous components from its extensive portfolio, including power ICs, Li-ion battery charger, light-to-digital sensor and multiple RA family MCUs that enable customers to quickly implement complete Remote Industrial Process Monitoring and Automatic Plant Watering Systems with an LTE Connection. 

The RYZ014A module is available today along with the RYZ014A-EVK evaluation kits.


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