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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

Speaking up for the IoT

Speaking up for the IoT
It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since Steve Jobs launched the iPhone. A decade has passed in which his ‘widescreen iPod, mobile phone and Internet communications device’ completely changed the way that people communicate, access information, and consume media.
16th March 2017

Low power GNSS receiver and more on show at embedded world

Low power GNSS receiver and more on show at embedded world
A new WiFi module will be launched by u-blox at embedded world, held in Nuremberg, Germany, on 14th-16th March 2017. New demonstrations will include WiFi and Bluetooth low energy sensor connectivity to cloud applications, the C030 application board for rapid prototyping of cellular IoT applications, the super low power GNSS receiver for portable applications, and a gas flow meter sensor using NB-IoT technology. First to be featured is a new WiFi module demonstrating a low power sensor application. 
9th March 2017

Partnership develops NB-IoT products and solutions

Partnership develops NB-IoT products and solutions
  u-blox has announced its partnership with Digicom, a key player in the IoT ecosystem. Digicom offers a range of hardware and software with cellular connectivity to develop Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) products and solutions. Both companies were amongst the first ones to carry out a series of successful field trials of the new NB-IoT technology. 
7th March 2017

RSDB – Connecting cars with better WiFi

RSDB – Connecting cars with better WiFi
Integral to a modern car today is many elements; a major one however, is WiFi. Powered by LTE, vehicle WiFi hotspots are an option on virtually all the latest car models. Most new cars can also use WiFi to integrate the smartphone with a car infotainment system, for example via Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto.
3rd March 2017

LTE Cat 1 modules available on 4G network

LTE Cat 1 modules available on 4G network
u-blox has announced PTCRB certification of its TOBY-R202 and TOBY-R200 LTE Cat 1 modules for T-Mobile's US 4G LTE network. Both modules will be available for both of T-Mobile's IoT Access packs, which offer simple IoT pricing with a Cat 1 module and support a broad range of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, reducing the cost for product makers to introduce new LTE devices on the network. The TOBY-R202 and TOBY-R200 modules deliver industrial performance.
1st March 2017

Narrowband IoT field trial yields succesful results

Narrowband IoT field trial yields succesful results
u-blox, Pietro Fiorentini and Terranova Software have announced the successful results of their Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) field trials. The trials were run on a full working NB-IoT cycle inside a gas meter, with focus on the results achieved in the field, in areas where reachability and battery consumption, as well as product robustness and reliability are crucial.
27th February 2017

Bluetooth low energy possibilities in healthcare

Bluetooth low energy possibilities in healthcare
The healthcare industry has always been an early adopter of the new technologies, even though people automatically see the human body and mind as somehow distinct from the hard machinery of science and engineering. From the first surgical tools and prosthetic limbs to more recent innovations, like MRI scans, heart pacemakers and wearable monitoring devices, that trend of rapid technology adoption continues.
21st February 2017

Low power GNSS chip for wearable applications

Low power GNSS chip for wearable applications
u-blox has announced the launch of its UBX M8230 CT Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver chip, offering a balance of performance and low power use. The new Super-Efficient (Super-E) mode cuts the power consumption by two-thirds to 20mW at one position update every second with hardly any loss in accuracy.
21st February 2017


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