LTE-M and NB-IoT LPWA networks deliver a new class of wireless technology specifically designed for low-power IoT applications [ see infographic]. LPWA technologies combine lower cost, broader coverage and better battery life with globally available and secure cellular networks ready to connect hundreds of millions more things to the Internet."The ability to switch seamlessly between any commercially deployed LTE-M or NB-IoT frequency band gives HL78 customers the flexibility to choose which network they want to deploy their low bandwidth application on. And for those regions where LPWAN coverage is not as widely available, optional 2G fallback ensures their devices stay online," said Ilan Reingold, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing at Altair Semiconductor (A Sony Group Company). "Incorporating Altair's advanced IoT chipset, HL78 devices will also enjoy an extended life of up to 15 years on a single battery." Availability The AirPrime HL78 modules are fully compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 standard and are Release-14-ready to support NB2 features in the future. Sierra Wireless AirPrime HL and WP Series modules are the smallest embedded modules to be completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G, 4G and LPWA technologies. They use the CF3® form factor, which is footprint compatible across product lines, providing customers with the option to develop smarter by building their connected IoT product or service on a single module. HL7800 and HL7802 modules are sampling with lead customers now, with general availability in Q3 2018. For more information, visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/LPWA. Resources
- Infographic: What is LPWA?
- Webinar: Designing Low-Power Applications for LTE-M and NB-IoT LPWA Networks, Feb. 1, 2018, 10 AM EST
- White papers: Evaluation of LTE-M Towards 5G IoT Requirements, LPWA Technologies: Separating Fact from Fiction
- Product Data Sheets: HL7800 and HL7802
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