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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

Worldwide patent license agreement for 2G, 3G, 4G products

Worldwide patent license agreement for 2G, 3G, 4G products
Provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies u-blox, has announced that it has entered into a worldwide, non-exclusive, patent license agreement with KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (Philips) covering the sale by u-blox of its 2G, 3G and 4G products for a defined term. 
1st October 2018


Location tracker helps groups stick together anywhere

Location tracker helps groups stick together anywhere
A tracking device that lets groups of users locate each other has been developed by u-blox and LynQ. The company, LynQ, which surpassed its fundraising target on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, raising over $1.5m, is now on pre-sale. Featured in the device is the u-blox CAM-M8Q GNSS receiver. It is a GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou positioning module with an embedded antenna. With its slim size of 9.6x14x1.95mm, it is easy to integrate it into handheld devices.
20th September 2018

Developing low power location trackers with u-track toolset

Developing low power location trackers with u-track toolset
u‑blox has introduced the toolset comprising the u-track software and the C030-R410M application board. The toolset is a rapid-prototyping platform that lets product designers test and optimise the position accuracy and power consumption of wireless location tracking applications that use LTE-M and NB‑IoT cellular networks, as well as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. The toolset targets product engineers working on battery powered applications such as sport, people and asset trackers.
11th September 2018

Multi-band antenna series for high precision applications

Multi-band antenna series for high precision applications
u-blox has announced the ANN-MB multi‑band active GNSS antennas, tailored specifically to the needs of applications requiring centimeter-level positioning accuracies. ANN-MB offers product designers an attractively priced, easy-to-implement, and reliable multi-band antenna solution. The ANN-MB antenna series builds on u‑blox’s two decades’ worth of experience with high performance antennas for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers.
5th September 2018

2G cellular module offers an easy upgrade path to LPWA

2G cellular module offers an easy upgrade path to LPWA
u‑blox has announced the SARA-G450, a cost-optimised 2G cellular module for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, such as utility metering and tracking systems. Provided in the industry-proven SARA form factor, the SARA‑G450 quad-band GSM/GPRS module lets product developers easily migrate their products to 3G, LTE, or LPWA technology to meet a broad range of environmental and technological requirements.
27th July 2018

Smart cities need smart networks

Smart cities need smart networks
With some things you can get away with the one size fits all mentality, but not when it comes to smart cities. Geographic, cultural, financial, and technical considerations that vary from city to city dictate how technologies can be applied to the smart city concept. Ultimately, however, the end goal is always the same: to use connectivity, the cloud, and data analytics – in other words, the Internet of Things (IoT) – to enhance the lives of a city’s residents. 
12th June 2018

Arduino boards feature u‑blox wireless technology

Arduino boards feature u‑blox wireless technology
u-blox and Arduino have introduced four boards to their MKR family, delivering wireless connectivity options for IoT applications. Previously Arduino adopted u-blox for their MKR GSM 1400, now one of the most popular boards of the MKR family. Arduino introduced the MKR family and form factor to address IoT use cases by focusing on a standard blue print including a hardware crypto chip for enhanced security, a LiPo charger for power management, and an ARM Cortex M0 microcontroller.
4th June 2018

Secure IoT solutions for connected medical devices

Secure IoT solutions for connected medical devices
Enabled by smart devices equipped with cloud‑connected wearable sensors, AI‑powered data analytics, and smart devices, connected healthcare has the potential to increase patient autonomy, assist doctors in delivering better care, and reduce the pressure on the healthcare system. But for connected healthcare to live up to its potential, healthcare cybersecurity has first to be seen as a key public health concern requiring utmost attention. In response, government agencies and regulatory authorities are increasingly stepping up cybersecurity requirements on medical devices.
30th May 2018

With stationless rental bicycles IoT has conquered our streets

With stationless rental bicycles IoT has conquered our streets
Dockless shared bikes have become a growing phenomenon in major cities across the planet. Subscribers to their services can use their smartphone to unlock a nearby bike, ride it to their destination, and then just leave it there. Not only are dockless shared bikes affordable and convenient for their users, they’ve also been great business.
15th May 2018

Partnership to bring high precision positioning solutions to China

Partnership to bring high precision positioning solutions to China
u‑blox and Qianxun Spatial Intelligence are joining forces to deliver high precision positioning solutions to the Chinese market. By coordinating their product offerings, they seek to meet growing demand for increased positioning accuracy for mass market applications. Some of the areas driving up demand for high precision positioning services in China are IoT tracking devices such as those used on shared bikes, as well as automotive, UAV, and robotic vehicle applications.
9th May 2018

LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module launched with global coverage

LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module launched with global coverage
u-blox has announced the commercial launch of its SARA‑R410M‑02B LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT module with global coverage. SARA‑R410M-02B utilises a multiband RF front-end solution to enable up to sixteen LTE bands within a single hardware version, which can vastly simplify diverse deployments worldwide and provide enormous operational efficiencies.
3rd May 2018

Multi-band receiver delivers centimetre-level accuracy

Multi-band receiver delivers centimetre-level accuracy
u-blox has announced the ZED-F9P multi-band GNSS module with integrated multi-band Real Time Kinematics (RTK) technology for machine control, ground robotic vehicles, and high precision unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications. The ZED‑F9P measures only 22x17x2.4mm and uses technology from the recently announced u‑blox F9 platform to deliver robust high precision positioning performance in seconds.
26th April 2018

An alternative for centimetre level positioning accuracy

An alternative for centimetre level positioning accuracy
Within the past 15 years, standard precision GPS technology has found its way into countless devices you probably own. Your smartphone, your car navigation system, and your smart watch all use it to tell you where you are to within a few meters. Mostly, that’s been good enough, and for many use cases, higher accuracy would simply not have been affordable. The high cost of centimetre‑level positioning technology has limited its use to professional niche applications, from construction and professional surveying to precision agriculture.  
20th April 2018

Dual-mode Bluetooth module features strong security for the IIoT

Dual-mode Bluetooth module features strong security for the IIoT
Thanks to its built-in secure boot and wide temperature ranges, the new NINA-B2 dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 stand-alone module from u-blox enables IIoT applications. Pre-flashed with u-blox connectivity software which supports many common use cases such as Beacon, GATT client, GATT server, and serial port, NINA-B2 is configured easily using AT commands over UART, without requiring deep knowledge of the Bluetooth protocol. 
18th April 2018

Bluetooth 5 module is tailored to applications for the IIoT

Bluetooth 5 module is tailored to applications for the IIoT
u-blox has announced the ANNA-B1 Bluetooth 5 module for industrial applications. Its ultra-compact module design and industrial operating temperature range make it suitable for applications in designs requiring high speed Bluetooth connectivity. ANNA‑B1 comes certified for markets off the shelf. Essentially, the new ANNA-B1 is a miniaturised variant of the meanwhile well-established u‑blox NINA‑B1 Bluetooth low energy module, packed as a SiP design into a tiny 6.5 by 6.5mm footprint, just 1.2mm thin.
13th March 2018

u-blox unveils its new brand

u-blox unveils its new brand
Global provider of wireless and positioning technologies, u-blox, has announced the launch of its new brand. According to u-blox, the new corporate identity reinforces its commitment to technological innovation and its unique position in the market, while remaining the same at the core.
6th March 2018

Tracking your assets wherever they go

Tracking your assets wherever they go
Managing a fleet of vehicles, or even a complex supply chain, if you know where your cars, goods, or other assets are it won’t only give you tremendous peace of mind, it can also improve your bottom line. For one, you’re much less likely to lose tracked assets. But beyond that, understanding exactly how they are used, how long they stand idle, and when precisely they move from one place to another can help you streamline your operations and offer better services to your customers. It might even point you toward new business opportunities.
5th March 2018

NB-IoT module certified for use in hazardous environments

NB-IoT module certified for use in hazardous environments
Global wireless and positioning modules company, u-blox, has announced that its SARA-N2 NB-IoT module series is entering initial production. In addition to being certified for use in Europe, Asia and Australia, the module has received ATEX certification for deployment in hazardous environments, expanding the scope of the IoT to new industrial applications.
1st March 2018


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