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Add-on board brings LTE to IoT dev kit family

February 20, 2019

cmathas-February 20, 2019

Sequans Communications and STMicroelectronics announced the development of a dedicated cellular extension board for ST’s STM32 Discovery kits using Sequans’s Monarch LTE-M module. The extension boards are expected to encourage even greater IoT development, given an easy-to-use IoT device solution that operates on LTE networks globally. With this board, developers can easily prototype their IoT applications adding LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity to an STM32 Discovery board via the Sequans Monarch GM01Q module.

The Monarch-based GM01Q module supports 17 LTE bands and the expansion board is pre-integrated into STM32CUBE software suite for a turnkey solution to connect STM32-based products to such cloud servers as AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.

Additional cellular extension board features include a Sequans GM01Q LTE Module, worldwide LTE-M support upgradeable to NB-IoT, a debug connector for modem upgrade and console, a switchable SIM interface, eSIM, MicroSIM, and high-performance SMA antenna for frequency ranges from 700 MHz to 2,100 MHz.

The Sequans GM01Q-STMOD works with any STM32-based DISCOVERY kit using a STMod+ connector, as well as with Nucleo kits using X-NUCLEO-STMODA1 . Cellular driver and examples for STM32 available with STM32Cube expansion package are available at X-CUBE-CELLULAR .

The new Monarch cellular extension board for ST Discovery kits is available now, and the more integrated Monarch/STM32 module solution is currently under development and is expected to be available later in 2019. Free drivers and code examples are available with the STM32Cube package. More information on the GM01Q-STMod Development Kit is available for download.

The GM01Q development kits are being made available to select developers at Mobile World Congress, Feb. 25−28. Visit Sequans in Hall 5, Stand 5C87 and ST in Hall 7, Stand 7A61.

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