New Cellular Module For Rapid Development Of IoT Applications

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The flexible module consumes low-power and has powerful processing capability to provide efficient computation

Fulfiling the demanding requirements of cellular connectivity yet consuming low-power and having a minimal component size is the AVT9152 module, which incorporates Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF9160 low power System-in-Package (SiP) and nRF52840 Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide engineers and developers with NB-IoT/LTE-M, GPS and Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) wireless connectivity. 

The module’s applications for wireless connectivity and power efficiency include: 

  • COVID-19 contact tracing
  • Logistics and asset tracking
  • Vending machines
  • Kiosk terminals
  • Medical devices
  • Smart building automation. 

The nRF52840 Bluetooth 5.2/Bluetooth LE advanced multiprotocol SoC features a 64MHz, 32-bit Arm Cortex M4 processor with floating point unit (FPU) which, alongside the nRF9160 SiP’s Arm Cortex-M33 processor, ensures the module offers a computational power that can support a range of complex and processor-intensive IoT applications.

The module offers a high degree of flexibility and scalability for IoT product development while shortening time-to-market. Now completing an IoT design can be as straightforward as connecting sensors, power source and an antenna to the module.

“To tap the true potential of IoT, engineers must be able to minimise the size and power usage of their devices without compromising on functionality,” said Andy Wong, senior vice president, Design and Solutions Services, Avnet Asia. 

The AVT9152 Evaluation Kit provides simplified IoT application development with an end-to-end Cloud connection platform. The evaluation kit is available globally from Avnet and features a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, as well as pressure, temperature, relative humidity, ambient light and motion (PIR) sensors. 


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