New Low Power Cellular IoT Chipset For NB-IoT Networks

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New IoT chipset addresses NB only and NB/2G applications while providing low cost and consumig less power with added security features

Get ready for a new low-power NB2 chipset, the ALT1255, which is 5G ready and designed with an integrated SIM (iSIM), user MCU, rich application layer and GSM/GPRS fallback modem.

Based on the LTE-M/NB ALT1250 chipset, the ALT1255 chipset empowers device manufacturers to develop low-power, cost-sensitive connected devices at a global scale for monitoring, managing and controlling critical infrastructure, medical devices, logistic trackers and a large variety of LPWA applications.

The ALT1255 built-in iSIM removes cost, size and power limitations, along with adding a security layer. The GSM/GPRS modem fills the gaps in LPWA network coverage and allows future-proof technology deployment in geographical regions with mixed 2G/NB coverage. The ALT1255 also integrates a low-power ARM Cortex-M4 MCU to run a variety of IoT and sensing applications, as well as interconnecting within the existing ecosystem.

The solution provides out-of-the-box secure cloud connectivity, utilising numerous industry-accepted communication protocols such as power-efficient COAP and LWM2M.

“The market shows a growing need for a feature-rich, fully integrated NB-IoT cellular chipset with 2G fallback,” said Dima Feldman, VP of Product Management and Marketing at Sony Semiconductor Israel. “Module designs based on the ALT1255 will provide reliable connectivity for smart meters, logistics, telematics and smart cities applications.”

The ALT1255 platform is now commercially available from Sony Semiconductor.


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