Sequans brings LTE to IoT
Sequans has extended its Streamlite LTE family to IoT with a chip-set called Colibri expected to be in modules from various manufacturers next quarter.
Colibri has Sequans’ baseband and RF chips (SQN3221 and SQN3241), an integrated network and application CPU platform running Sequans’ LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing.
Colibri has been optimized for the design of M2M and IoT modules and devices for numerous new applications.
“In developing Colibri, our goal was to pack it with IoT features while making it so cost-effective that it would immediately solidify the business cases for adding LTE to numerous new M2M and IoT devices,” says Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.
Colibri uses wafer-level packaging for both for the baseband and RF chips.
The chip-set is 3GPP Release 10, software upgradable to Release 11, has FDD and TDD, up to 20 MHz channels, throughput is up to category 4 (150 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL), it has Integrated enhanced network and application CPU.
Other features are:
- Embedded IMS VoLTE client and digital voice interface
- Support for Linux, Android, ChromeOS, Windows, and MAC OS
- USB 2.0, SDIO 3.0 and high-speed UART interfaces
- Sequans AIR interference cancelation technology