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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

Vehicle tracking device with a built-in WiFi hotspot launched

Vehicle tracking device with a built-in WiFi hotspot launched
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u blox, has announced the StarLink TrackerWiFi, an advanced vehicle tracking device produced by ERM Advanced Telematics, a provider of device-based telematics solutions. The device combines u-blox GNSS, 4G and WiFi Technology eliminating the need to equip vehicles with a separate mobile WiFi hotspot.
12th November 2018

A smart way to visualise energy consumption

A smart way to visualise energy consumption
A global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, is developing a way to make it easier for utility customers to track and visualise their energy consumption. The proof of concept (PoC) design is the result of a three-way collaboration between u-blox and metering companies Iskraemeco and EMH.
8th November 2018

Module series offers design versatility and built-in security

Module series offers design versatility and built-in security
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, u-blox, has announced the NINA-W15 multiradio and gateway module series, which can simultaneously support both WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connections and dual-mode Bluetooth connectivity. This includes support for both Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth BR/EDR.
2nd November 2018

5G brings new applications and new business opportunities

5G brings new applications and new business opportunities
With the adoption of 3GPP Release 15 in June 2018, the definition of 5G standards has already been partially completed. But even before finalisation, industries were busy laying the foundations for new technologies and applications that take advantage of the performance enhancements and new uses that 5G networks bring.  
19th October 2018

Connected padlock protects goods in transit

Connected padlock protects goods in transit
Wireless communication technologies provider, u-blox, has announced its collaboration with India-based Play Inc, on a connected GPS padlock for industrial applications. The lock, which doubles as a location tracker, features a u blox M8 GNSS receiver, MAX-M8Q, and uses the u blox CellLocate service to extend positioning to indoor locations. 
10th October 2018

Making preparations for 5G

Making preparations for 5G
Ericsson predicts that by 2023 every active smartphone in North America will consume 48 gigabytes of data per month. This is roughly seven times higher than in 2017. In global markets, this trend is the same, driven by improvements in our smartphones, increasingly data-heavy content, and better, more affordable data plans.
8th October 2018

Bluetooth 5 low energy module is now qualified for long range

Bluetooth 5 low energy module is now qualified for long range
u-blox has announced that its NINA-B3 series are now qualified for all Bluetooth 5 features (including long range). With NINA-B3's comprehensive Bluetooth 5 support, Bluetooth long range qualification and worldwide certifications, u-blox customers can open up new markets with applications, further shorten time to market and make more efficient use of their engineering teams. The NINA-B3 wireless MCU module also brings access to u-blox’s Connectivity Software.
4th October 2018

Module enables a wide range of IoT applications

Module enables a wide range of IoT applications
Global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies u-blox, has announced that T-Mobile USA has certified its LTE Cat NB1 SARA-N410 module to run on its new NB-IoT network. At an ultra compact 16x26mm, SARA-N410 supports ultra low power consumption, making it well suited for cost optimised long-term solutions required by many IoT applications.
2nd October 2018


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