STMicroelectronics unveils NB-IoT modules with GNSS and geo-location capability

STMicroelectronics unveils NB-IoT modules with GNSS and geo-location capability


STMicroelectronics, a global leader in semiconductor solutions, has recently launched its latest series of industrial modules for Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) applications, featuring advanced geo-location capabilities using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. The ultra-compact and low-power modules are designed to offer an all-in-one solution for industrial IoT applications, providing high performance and cost-effectiveness.

The new modules are part of STMicroelectronics’ extensive portfolio of wireless modules, designed to provide reliable and efficient connectivity for IoT applications. The modules combine the latest NB-IoT technology with GNSS positioning capabilities, allowing them to be used in various applications, including asset tracking, smart cities, and smart agriculture.

The modules are designed to operate in extreme temperatures and environmental conditions, making them suitable for use in various industrial applications. They also feature a low-power design, enabling them to be used in battery-powered devices for extended periods of time.

The ultra-compact size of the modules means they can be easily integrated into a range of devices, making them an ideal solution for developers looking to add connectivity and geo-location capabilities to their products. The modules are also pre-certified for use in various global markets, reducing development time and costs for developers.

According to STMicroelectronics, the modules are designed to offer a number of key benefits, including reduced time-to-market, improved reliability, and lower development costs. They are also designed to meet the demanding requirements of industrial IoT applications, providing robust and secure connectivity in challenging environments.

“NB-IoT is rapidly gaining momentum in industrial applications, driven by the need for reliable and efficient connectivity in challenging environments,” said Fabio Gualandris, Industrial & Power Conversion Division General Manager, STMicroelectronics. “Our new modules combine the latest NB-IoT technology with advanced geo-location capabilities, providing an all-in-one solution that meets the needs of developers and manufacturers looking to create innovative IoT products.”

The new modules are available for evaluation and sampling, with volume production expected to begin in the second half of 2022. With the launch of these new modules, STMicroelectronics is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for reliable and efficient connectivity in industrial IoT applications, providing developers with the tools they need to create innovative products that can deliver real value to businesses and consumers alike.

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Abhishek Jadhav is an engineering student, RISC-V ambassador and a freelance technology and science writer with bylines at Wevolver, Electromaker, Embedded Computing Design, Electronics-Lab, Hackster, and EdgeIR.

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