LTE peripheral board for wearables, asset tracking, monitoring and metering

LTE peripheral board for wearables, asset tracking, monitoring and metering
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Low power LTE-M and NB-IoT LTE IoT 8 Click peripheral board from MikroE supports designs across the Internet of Things  
By Nick Flaherty


MikroElektronika has launched a $79 peripheral board for low power LTE cellular links in the Interset of Things (IoT)  

The LTE IOT 8 Click board supports LTE-M and NB-IoT connections using the SKY66430-11, a multi-band multi-chip System-in-Package (SiP) from Skyworks Solutions and Sequans Communications. The pre-certified SiP integrates the entire RF front end, transceiver, power management, memory, and baseband modem for an LTE multi-band radio operating in the 698-2200MHz frequency range.

The board is based on the 16pin mikroBUS standard for sockets on a development board invented by MikroE ten years ago. This allows design engineers to change peripherals easily, cutting months off development time for wearables, asset tracking, monitoring and metering systems. Many leading microcontroller companies including Microchip, NXP, Infineon, Dialog, STMicroelectronics, Analog Devices Renesas and Toshiba now include the mikroBUS socket on their development boards.

The LTE IoT 8 Click board is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board comes as a fully tested product, ready to be used on any system equipped with the mikroBUS socket.

“LTE IoT is very popular, and we have a Click board to suit most configurations. But if you need something different, let us know and we’ll make one. 8 Click costs just $79 USD – with discounts for multiple purchases,” said Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MikroE.

The LTE IoT 8 Click joins 11 other LTE IoT Click boards.

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