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WiFi 7: the next generation of WiFi technology

WiFi 7: the next generation of WiFi technology
When developing an industry standard, a mutually agreed solution is crucial. Often this is a slow, inefficient and frustrating process. It is therefore surprising that, recently and in rapid succession, a number of advances have been made by the WiFi Alliance and the IEEE Standards Association regarding the 802-standard for Wireless Local Area Networks, better known as WiFi.
15th July 2019

The Woman of M2M/IoT selected by Connected World

The Woman of M2M/IoT selected by Connected World
u-blox has announced that its Senior 5G Tech Lead Sylvia Lu has been awarded as Woman of M2M/IoT 2019 by Connected World magazine. The Women of M2M and IoT list is comprised of some of the most powerful women in the technology sector, and representing many of the most innovative companies in the world. 
11th July 2019

GPS jamming and spoofing - the threat

GPS jamming and spoofing - the threat
What do cars, sports watches, mobile networks and stock exchanges have in common? All of them have benefited from satellite positioning - and have probably been changed by them, either to perform a geographic location or to synchronise distributed networks to exactly the same beat. But while GNSS technology has permeated every aspect of our lives (GNSS stands for Global Satellite Navigation System), its success has made it a target for people with bad intentions, from amateur thieves to military organisations.
5th July 2019


u-blox wins IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award


u-blox wins IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award

u-blox has announced that its NINA-multiradio and gateway module series with concurrent WiFi and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity has received a 2019 IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and Web site covering IoT technologies.
4th July 2019

Redefine IoT security with 5G-ready cellular module

Redefine IoT security with 5G-ready cellular module
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced the SARA-R5 series of LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for low power wide area (LPWA) IoT applications, its most advanced, secure and highly integrated cellular product.
17th June 2019

Seven reasons why Bluetooth is perfect for Industrial IoT

Seven reasons why Bluetooth is perfect for Industrial IoT
Most of us use Bluetooth on a daily basis in some form, usually to connect things like our phones, smartwatches, headsets, mice, and keyboards. In fact, Bluetooth is now so widespread that the Special Interest Group (SIG) , which monitors the standards, has forecast an incredible 5.2 billion deliveries of Bluetooth devices by 2022. With all the buzz about Bluetooth in the consumer segment, the fact that it is incredibly well-suited for smart, industrial use is paying less attention. 
22nd May 2019

Simplification of smart metering through Bluetooth

Simplification of smart metering through Bluetooth
Smart metres play a key role in the digital transformation of cities. Without smart metres, it is difficult to envisage many of the smart utilities and services that will ensure the attractiveness of tomorrow's cities: improved resource efficiency, increased capacity for renewable energy sources, better management of public utilities, and higher overall urban resilience. 
16th April 2019

Base station order demands future-proof timing performance

Base station order demands future-proof timing performance
u-blox has announced that it is providing critical timing technology to strengthen the Chinese MNO (mobile network operator) China Unicom’s 4G network and provide a platform for the rollout of 5G connectivity. China Unicom announced in January that it wanted to buy 416,000 4G base stations, to extend its network’s reach, and strengthen its voice, data and IoT support. Several telecom network equipment suppliers were chosen to fulfil the contract, several of which are u-blox customers.
16th April 2019

Wireless connectivity - made easy with u-connect

Wireless connectivity - made easy with u-connect
Even for seasoned programmers, it can be a showdown to configure short-range wireless modules to behave exactly as they should. Typically, it is a complex, time-consuming and error-prone programming of embedded systems. If that's your specialty, or if your device needs the full flexibility of programming an application from scratch and single-handedly, our open CPU wireless module variants will meet the needs of experts like you.
19th March 2019

Wireless module enables the SolidSense N6 Edge Gateway

Wireless module enables the SolidSense N6 Edge Gateway
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, along with SolidRun, embedded systems and networking solutions, have announced their collaboration on a new range of connectivity products for the IoT, including turnkey IoT Edge Gateways for indoor and outdoor use, Single-Board Computers (SBCs) and System-on-Modules (SOMs).
12th March 2019

Wireless mesh solution for building automation

Wireless mesh solution for building automation
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, along with LumenRadio, have combined their technologies to enable a new building automation solution. Developed by Produal, the new wireless Proxima room solution leverages wireless mesh technology and NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy module to increase flexibility and ease of installation. 
6th March 2019

Ten years of power for NB IoT connectivity with a single battery

Ten years of power for NB IoT connectivity with a single battery
NB‑IoT, or Narrowband IoT, has long been heralded as the enabler of very low power IoT applications, promising a decade of connectivity on a single battery. Optimised for the infrequent transmission of small amounts of data, the technology caters to wide‑ranging use cases that include smart utility metering, smart cities, logistics and asset tracking, and agricultural and environmental applications. And now, networks around the world are maturing rapidly, with rollouts completed by 50 national networks and counting.
25th February 2019

Connectivity software with high performance script solution

Connectivity software with high performance script solution
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced that it is expanding its connectivity software offering. In addition to the established u connectXpress, previously known as u-blox connectivity software, the offering now also includes u-connectScript. 
14th February 2019

Location tracking smartwatch powered by sunlight

Location tracking smartwatch powered by sunlight
u-blox and TransSiP are announcing the PowerWatch 2, according to the companies it will be the world’s first GPS smartwatch that you never need to recharge. The smartwatch features the ultra-small, ultra-low power u‑blox ZOE-M8B GNSS receiver to track position, in addition to calories burned, activity level, and sleep, making it a suitable companion for runners, hikers, and swimmers. 
12th February 2019

Integrated PCB antenna option added to BLE modules

Integrated PCB antenna option added to BLE modules
  u-blox has announced that its NINA-B3 series of stand-alone Bluetooth 5 low energy modules now includes the NINA-B306/316 modules with integrated PCB antenna. The trapezoidal printed antenna, technology licensed from Proant AB, enable performance transmission and reception of data in a small form factor.
11th February 2019

In the IoT small things can make a big difference

In the IoT small things can make a big difference
The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than the sum of its parts, even if those parts are expected to number in the tens of billions within this decade alone. The size, shape and scope of those things will vary massively, but as a concept the IoT is often presented as smart sensors enabling smarter infrastructure. And in some cases, that is exactly right.
14th January 2019

Multi-purpose compact tracker with long battery life

Multi-purpose compact tracker with long battery life
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced a successful partnership with Arvento Mobile Systems,, to develop a compact people and asset tracking device with a long battery life. The Arvento Treyki Mini has eight operating modes, including special settings for tracking kids (with Geofencing), senior citizens (with an integrated fall sensor), and for use in sports, racing, and asset management.
17th December 2018

Integrated solution for centimetre-level positioning applications

Integrated solution for centimetre-level positioning applications
u-blox has announced the results of its collaboration with Korean broadcast media company MBC. With assistance from u-blox, MBC has launched an ultra-compact L1/L2 Real Time Kinematic (RTK) multi-band device, the MBC MRP-2000, featuring a u-blox ZED-F9P high precision GNSS module. The solution is the first to offer the Korean market a GNSS RTK receiver and wireless access to a GNSS correction service in a single box.
11th December 2018

Configurable module for operation under any NB-IoT network

Configurable module for operation under any NB-IoT network
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced the SARA-N3, a multi-band NB-IoT module that supports a preliminary set of 3GPP Release 14 features (LTE Cat NB2). The SARA-N3 is available in two variants: one dedicated to China and another that can operate across multiple bands on any NB-IoT network globally. 
27th November 2018

China: NB-IoT forecasts strong growth in 2019

China: NB-IoT forecasts strong growth in 2019
"If 2017 is considered the first year of the NB-IoT era, and 2018 is the first year of its commercialisation, then 2019 will be the first year in history to fuel the development of NB-IoT," said Feng Dapeng, director and assistant general manager of the Huizhong Instrumentation. NB-IoT stands for Narrowband Internet of Things and is one of the two licensed Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies that have already begun to usher in a new era of mobile communications. 
27th November 2018


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