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NB-IoT modules approved for use in China

NB-IoT modules approved for use in China
  u-blox has announced that its SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have now successfully completed AVL certification with China Telecom and validation with China Unicom. This includes the SARA-N200 (900MHz) and SARA-N201 (850MHz) product variants, which were both designed to meet China market requirements.
21st November 2017

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable
The word ‘smart’ now is everywhere and relates to everything. Take the trusted watch for example. From the Apple Watch, to the Samsung Gear and Huawei 2, more and more smartwatches are popping up every day on people’s wrists. What started as a simple luxurious fashion accessory is becoming increasingly respected as a useful wearable.
20th November 2017

Automotive grade GNSS module suitable for car-roof antennae

Automotive grade GNSS module suitable for car-roof antennae
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced its automotive grade MAX‑M8Q‑01A GNSS module. Measuring 9.7x10.1x2.5mm, the company claims that it is the smallest automotive grade GNSS module on the market to offer an operating temperature range from -40 to 105°C. The automotive grade MAX-M8Q is u-blox's third automotive grade GNSS module to date, alongside the NEO-M8Q-01A and NEO-M8L-03A modules, further enlarging the automotive positioning product offer.
7th November 2017


The path to high GNSS accuracy

The path to high GNSS accuracy
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers are used in many applications and were first developed in the 20th century, mainly to help military personnel. Location awareness soon meant that many civilian applications started to use GNSS - from automobiles and heavy equipment, to cyclists and hikers. As Thomas Nigg, Head of Product Strategy Position, u-blox explains, we are on the brink of a new era of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
6th November 2017

Industry 4.0 modem uses LTE Cat M1 cellular technology

Industry 4.0 modem uses LTE Cat M1 cellular technology
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced that ercogener, the industrial modems provider, has developed its first Industry 4.0 modem using u‑blox LTE Cat M1 cellular technology. The modem – which is supposedly the first to provide LTE Cat M1 cellular connectivity in EMEA – is designed to meet the requirements of the recently announced Orange LTE Cat M1 network, which will be launched across Europe in 2018.
31st October 2017

Connected sportswear and u-blox

Connected sportswear and u-blox
It’s not quite a natural combination bringing together electronics and sportswear. First of all the materials are very different, you have hard, rigid and fragile electronics compared to the soft, flexible, robust and washable textiles. However, bringing the two together opens up a world of new possibilities and innovations, as a team of Fashion Design students from Shih Chien University, Taiwan found out when they recently attended a ten day workshop on electronic sportswear.
30th October 2017

How cellular technology is transforming home security

How cellular technology is transforming home security
As conventional anti‑intrusion technologies are giving way to a new generation of advanced smart home ecosystems, it is safe to say the residential security and hybrid home automation market is currently in a state of transformation. ABI predicts a growth rate of almost 500% in this emerging market between 2016 and 2020.
19th October 2017

Fitness tracker game changer lies within efficient GPS module

Fitness tracker game changer lies within efficient GPS module
Back in 2012, we were introduced to the Nike+ FuelBand, which proved to have the appeal of wrist‑based activity tracking, and now ever since the category has exploded. Nowadays, a whole industry has emerged around this market, led by brands like Fitbit and Xiaomi. Whereas early fitness trackers could get by on simple activity monitoring using a basic accelerometer, nowadays the market is much more competitive. 
17th October 2017

Concurrent GNSS timing module chosen for synchronisation system

Concurrent GNSS timing module chosen for synchronisation system
  Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u-blox, announced that its LEA-M8T concurrent GNSS timing module is now being used by V3Novus, a provider of a high quality electronic components and embedded system designs based in India, in its latest Precision Synchronisation System with built-in NTP Server.
10th October 2017

The challenge with today’s Bluetooth trackers

The challenge with today’s Bluetooth trackers
If you’ve ever lost your keys, wallet, or mobile phone, you probably know that terrible feeling that comes with losing something important. A mixture of fear, regret, and helplessness – most of us have experienced it and will do anything to prevent it from happening again. Guest blog by Florian Bousquet.
4th October 2017

Full-featured Bluetooth 5 module for smart city applications

Full-featured Bluetooth 5 module for smart city applications
Global provider of wireless and positioning modules and chips, u‑blox, has announced the launch of its full Bluetooth 5 compliant NINA-B3 wireless MCU module. Featuring Bluetooth low energy long range connectivity, high data transfer rates and supporting Bluetooth mesh and 802.15.4, NINA‑B3 caters to applications in smart buildings, smart cities, and the Industry 4.0, including smart lighting systems, industrial sensor networks, asset tracking solutions, and building automation systems.
3rd October 2017

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


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