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Nowadays, the global internet of things is developing rapidly. Ericsson's 2021 Mobile Market Report predicts that by 2027, the deployment of large-scale internet of things will account for 51% of all cellular connections. With the gradual withdrawal of 2G / 3Gnetworks from the market, LPWA has attracted extensive attention of many IoT manufacturers for its low power consumption, long standby time, and low cost. The rapidly developing 5G network will also cooperate with LPWA technology to maximize the value of the Internet of things.
Cat. M and NB- IoT are the two popular technologies of LPWA solutions,which are expected to become the fastest-growing in the future. According to the prediction of Ericsson analysis , the shipment volume of cellular IoT modules by NB-IoT and Cat.M will reach 251 million in 2026.
The function of NB-IoT is similar to that of Cat.M. In terms of applicability, either Cat. M or NB-IoT has absolute advantage so that many telecom operators adopt two standards in the same time to support future IoT devices and applications. According to the GSMA data, more than 140 telecom operators around the world have actively deployed or launched Cat.M/NB-IoT network in 64 countries/regions.
Based on advanced technical features of LPWA and the needs in different countries /regions, SIMCom has launched a series of LPWA modules such as SIM7000X, SIM7070X, SIM7080G and SIM7090G, which are designed fordifferent terminal products ,which require low power consumption and low data throughput. All of LPWA modules have strong extension capability with rich interfaces including UART, GPIO, PCM, SPI, I2C etc. The module provides much flexibility and ease of integration for customer's application. And LPWA modules' perfect power consumption performance allows the battery life of terminal equipment up to 10 years.
In order to help customers' productseffortlessly enter major global markets, SIMCom LPWA
modules have acquired global certifications and carrier certifications, includingFCC/IC/CE/RCM
/JATE/TELEC/ANATEL/GCF/PTCRB/Softbank/DoCoMo/AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile and so on, covering Japan, North America, Europe, Australia and other regions, which can save customers a lot of time and investment.
SIM7070X series is the LPWA module in the size of 24mmx24mm ,which is compatible with the form factor of SIM800F and SIM900.The capacity of its powerful network coverage is greatly enhanced compared with GSM. SIM7070X series is suitable for static and fixed applications with low bandwidth requirements. It can be used for smart metering, environment monitoring and energy management.
SIM7080G series is the LPWA module in the size of 17.6mmx15.8mmm, which is compatible with classic 2G modules SIM800C and SIM868. It can help customers' products smoothly move beyond 2G/3G and migrate to LPWA network . It is suitable for applications with medium data /voice communication requirements , such as emergency calling devices etc. SIM7080G series have good mobility which enables it to be used for asset tracking, remote surveillance and other scenarios.
SIM7090G series adopts LGA package and supports a variety of wireless network types. Because of its super tiny size -14.8mmx12.8mm, it is especially suitable for wearable products such as children's watches, bracelets, pet trackers and so on.
SIMCom LPWA product lines can meet the diversified needs of terminal manufacturers in terms of cost, performance,form factor,interface, software protocol and global certifications and support connecting with mainstream cloud platforms in the industry. They can help customers quickly enter the global market with stable and reliable connectivity.