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First low power CBRS tracker for IoT module

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By Nick Flaherty

French chip designer Sequans Communications is enabling a tracker module for the 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) private networks in the US that can last for over a year on standard AA batteries.

The Cassiopeia CB410L CBRS module is being used by Monogoto, a cloud-based global cellular connectivity provider. The CBRSense asset tracker launched at CES 2022 this week was designed and built by SODAQ, a designer and manufacturer of low power sensing and tracking IoT devices.

The Cassiopeia CBRS modules are available in two versions, both in 32 x 29 mm leadless chip carrier (LCC) packaging. The Cassiopeia CB410L has LTE Category 4 throughput, while the CB610L has LTE Category 6 throughput.  Both modules are standalone all-in-one solutions delivering robust LTE network connectivity.  The module design benefits from Sequans’ long and extensive experience in 3.5 GHz solutions. The module supports CBRS networks in the USA on LTE band 48 and MNO networks worldwide on LTE bands 42/43.

“Sequans’ CBRS module is an ideal connectivity solution for the new CBRSense IoT Tracker, because it delivers the lowest power consumption in the industry,” said Itamar Kunik, CEO of Monogoto. “We are happy to welcome the CBRSense into our network and pleased to have such a successful collaboration with both Sequans and SODAQ to bring to market the first ever battery-operated multi-purpose, IoT sensor/tracker for LTE private networks. Sequans’ new low power capability enables CBRS network users to deploy massive IoT type applications on CBRS, thereby unblocking a flood of new low power application possibilities.”

“We saw the need for low power solutions that would enable CBRS use cases to expand beyond campus, industrial, agricultural, and fleet management applications to include more power-aware applications,” said Bertrand Debray, Sequans EVP. “In response, we adapted our Cassiopeia CB410L and CB610L modules to support new low power requirements, and Monogoto’s new CBRSense tracker is the first tracker available that can support low power apps such as smart meters, asset trackers, and smart building sensors. We are very pleased to have collaborated with Monogoto and SODAQ to deliver this valuable solution for the CBRS ecosystem.”

The CBRSense asset tracker will be on display during CES 2022

www.monogoto.io; www.sequans.com

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