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Power efficient GNSS SiP targets small battery powered devices

Power efficient GNSS SiP targets small battery powered devices
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced the latest member of its ZOE‑M8 series of ultra-small GNSS SiPs. The company claims that the ZOE‑M8B is industry’s most power efficient GNSS System‑in‑Package (SiP) available for small battery powered consumer devices. It combines performance with ultra-low power to deliver an optimised solution for portable and wearable devices targeting the fitness, health monitoring, and personal tracker markets.
13th September 2017

LTE-M module certified for AT&T's US and Mexico networks

LTE-M module certified for AT&T's US and Mexico networks
  Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u-blox, has announced certification of its SARA-R410M module on AT&T's LTE-M network to support a broad spectrum of IoT applications, such as utility meters, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems, building automation, as well as smart lighting solutions and parking sensors.
7th September 2017

Open CPU WiFi modules are Bluetooth 5 qualified

Open CPU WiFi modules are Bluetooth 5 qualified
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u-blox, has announced enhancements to its series of NINA stand alone short range radio modules. NINA B1 Bluetooth low energy modules are now Bluetooth 5 qualified. And for the first time, the ultra-compact NINA-W101 and NINA-W102 WiFi and Bluetooth wireless modules give developers access to their microcontroller units (MCU), allowing them to run their own applications right in the module.
6th September 2017


Module enables NB IoT based smart street lighting system

Module enables NB IoT based smart street lighting system
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u-blox, has announced that its SARA-N2 series of NB IoT (LTE Cat NB1) modules is enabling the Narrowband IoT (NB IoT) connected smart street lighting control system from Flashnet in Romania, inteliLIGHT. A pilot project is already deployed on the OTE (Telekom) network in Patras, Greece. With hundreds of existing projects deployed worldwide, InteliLIGHT’s smart street lighting remote management solution is a proven concept employing a range of communication protocols.
1st September 2017

Bluetooth IoT gateway awarded ATEX certification

Bluetooth IoT gateway awarded ATEX certification
The ODIN-W2 stand alone IoT gateway module from u-blox has achieved ATEX certification for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (zone 0). Already designed to withstand harsh environmental and electrical conditions, the professional grade, dual band WiFi and dual‑mode Bluetooth module is now certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, found in the oil and gas, mining and petrochemical industries.
15th August 2017

Duo provide LPWA technology access in India's smart cities

Duo provide LPWA technology access in India's smart cities
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, and Atoll Solutions Pvt, an IoT gateway platform, sensor node and wireless module provider, have announced the availability of an IoT starter kit based on LTE Cat M1 and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) modules from u‑blox. With an extensive smart city programme already announced, India’s infrastructure is moving towards low-power wide-area (LPWA) technologies to enable smart street lighting and smart metering.
10th August 2017

NB IoT lab and field trials come to Brazil

NB IoT lab and field trials come to Brazil
  Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u-blox, has announced that it is partnering with key players of the IoT ecosystem, Huawei, Vivo, CAS Tecnologia and PinMyPet running lab and field tests inside new Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT or Cat NB1) networks in Brazil. The first tests are ongoing since Q1 2017 and initially focused on metering and tracking applications.
17th July 2017

Portugal presents the first NB-IoT smart meter

Portugal presents the first NB-IoT smart meter
The first NB-IoT Smart Meter has been developed by Huawei, which has been one of the main contributors towards standardising NB-IoT technology (4.5G technology), in partnership with JANZ CE and u-blox. EDP Distribuição is using this technology for a pilot project as part of the UPGRID project of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The infrastructure network using NB-IoT technology has been installed by NOS, based on Huawei’s technology.
12th July 2017

LTE Cat M1/NB1 multimode module supports IoT applications

LTE Cat M1/NB1 multimode module supports IoT applications
Producer of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u-blox, has announced the SARA R410M 02B, a configurable LTE Cat M1/NB1 multi mode module with worldwide coverage. According to the company, it is the industry’s smallest module available in the market today, measuring 16x26mm, to offer both LTE Cat M1 and Cat NB1 in a single hardware package, as well as software based configurability for all deployed bands.
10th July 2017

Cellular module embedded in personal mobility wheelchair

Cellular module embedded in personal mobility wheelchair
A Japanese company specialised in innovative products for the mobility industry, WHILL KK, has launched a new wheelchair for personal mobility featuring cloud connectivity based on a 3G cellular module from u-blox. The next-gen WHILL Model C embodies the next-gen of power wheelchairs for enhanced mobility. It is a personal electric vehicle that combines a sleek design with the latest innovative functionalities, enabling users to live an active lifestyle.
27th June 2017

A few things you didn’t know about LTE

A few things you didn’t know about LTE
Most of us are aware of LTE as the technology that lets us watch our videos on our phone, but the truth is, there’s much more to it than that. While high speed smartphone connectivity is how most of us know LTE today, it isn’t just about higher speeds and video streaming.
19th June 2017

High precision RTK GNSS module featured in drone navigation kit

High precision RTK GNSS module featured in drone navigation kit
HEX Taiwan’s new drone navigation kit: Here+, now features u blox's NEO M8P high precision RTK GNSS module. HEX is an open source hardware manufacturer which produces open source drone autopilots. The Here+ RTK GNSS kit is supported by Ardupilot out of the box. It consists of a round rover designed to be mounted on the drone and is connected to the flight controller using the supplied 8 pin CLIK-Mate connector (for the autopilot Pixhawk2) or an optional 4pin+6pin DF13 connector (for the Pixhawk1).
30th May 2017

Why does Smart Metering need next‑gen cellular technology?

Why does Smart Metering need next‑gen cellular technology?
Not being the most obvious application for next-generation cellular technology, smart metering can be beneficial. Utility metres don’t need the high data speeds of up to 100Mbps that are designed for consumer mobile video streaming. The amounts of sent data are small, the speed of transmission is not critical and low power operation is desirable.
22nd May 2017

Compact RPMA module for the Machine Network

Compact RPMA module for the Machine Network
One of the smallest modules for the Machine Network, based on RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access), a low power wide area (LPWA) technology, has been announced by u-blox: SARA S200. The Machine Network is a wireless network built by Ingenu, the creators of RPMA technology, exclusively for Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
15th May 2017

Security gets FASTR for automotive

Security gets FASTR for automotive
The world we live in is a very connected world, with very few worthwhile things happening in isolation. This is especially true of automotive security and privacy. That’s why the Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium recently released a very formal and detailed manifesto, and with it, a call‑to‑action to the entire automotive supply chain.
8th May 2017

Quad-band LTE Cat M1 module suitable for IoT and M2M applications

Quad-band LTE Cat M1 module suitable for IoT and M2M applications
u blox has announced what it claims to be the world’s smallest quad-band LTE Cat M1 module, the u-blox SARA R410M. By enabling remote devices to connect directly to 4G networks, the u-blox SARA R410M will aid the rollout of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, from smart metering to connected healthcare, and from industrial control and monitoring to smart buildings and cities. The 16x26mm form factor enables designers to keep device sizes to a minimum and is the same as u-blox’s existing 2G and 3G modules.
2nd May 2017

Secure IoT identities

Secure IoT identities
The Internet-of-Things is extremely important today, and security is essential for a smooth running IoT. To achieve this, it is crucial we solve the main challenge of secure identities for constrained IoT devices and find efficient ways to deal with the many identity technologies in use.
25th April 2017

LTE Cat M1 module for Verizon’s 4G LTE network certified

LTE Cat M1 module for Verizon’s 4G LTE network certified
u-blox has announced certification of its SARA-R404M module for Verizon's nationwide Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE network, which will support a broad range of industrial IoT applications. The SARA-R404M module is the smallest Cat M1 module available in the market now, measuring just 16x26mm in an LGA form factor that is designed for easy integration and manufacturing.
25th April 2017

A great solution for GPS sports watches

A great solution for GPS sports watches
One of the fastest-growing segments of the wearable device market is made up with GPS running watches such as Garmin Forerunner, Tomtom Spark or Polar M400, and for good reason. While simple wrist‑based fitness trackers need to tether to a smartphone for positioning and distance information, GPS watches have on board GNSS reception.
21st April 2017

Compact WiFi modules support secure boot standards

Compact WiFi modules support secure boot standards
Two new WiFi modules for industrial markets have been announced by u-blox. NINA-W131 and NINA‑W132 are low power WiFi modules supporting 802.11 b/g/n in the 2.4GHz ISM band. They are the first two variants of the new NINA-W1 module series. Developed with security and quick time-to-market in mind, the NINA-W1 stand-alone modules make WiFi integration easy. Their secure design makes them suitable for WiFi applications including telematics, low power sensors, connected buildings (appliances, surveillance), point-of-sales and health devices.
16th March 2017


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