February 19, 2018 — STMicroelectronics has specially configured two STM32 Discovery Packs for fast connections of IoT devices to Cloud services over 2G/3G or LTE Cat M1/NB1 networks, bringing freedom and flexibility for mass-market developers.
The kits come with access to a rich selection of Cloud services from leading partners, who offer users the opportunity to try any of the associated partner services for creating, testing, deploying and managing their devices and data, free of charge. ST has established links with leading providers to address key IoT-device needs, including EMnify cellular IoT connectivity and programmable SIM management solution, Grovestreams Cloud data-analytics platform, Exosite cloud IoT connectivity and solution platform, AVSystem Anjay LwM2M SDK and AVSystem Coiote Cloud device management, Aimagin Matlab Blockset Solution with Thingspeak Cloud support, and the Ubidots IoT-application builder. The ST incard embedded SIM solution, based on ST33 secure microcontroller and built on STMod+ expansion board, contains an EMnify profile that provides data and SMS connectivity in 133 countries.
Amarisoft LTE software suite was instrumental for testing the LTE Pack while LTE Cat M1/NB1 networks are being deployed by telecom operators.
Of the two pack configurations, the P-L496G-CELL01 kit has a Quectel UG96 modem for connecting to current worldwide 2G/3G networks, while the P-L496G-CELL02 supports the emerging LTE Cat M1/NB1 (NB-IoT) standards, with 2G fallback by using the BG96 modem. More packs will be introduced later, to further extend coverage of mass-market demands.
ST will demonstrate these packs at Embedded World 2018, Nuremberg, 27 February – 1 March, Hall 4A, booth 138-238.