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Skyworks and Sequans Launch LTE-M/NB-IoT Connectivity Solution for the Internet of Things

28 February 2018

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a developer of high performance analog semiconductors, and Sequans Communications S.A., maker of the world’s most highly-optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip for the internet of things (IoT), have built upon their successful multi-year collaboration to deliver the smallest, turnkey connectivity engine for next-generation LTE devices that can operate globally.

The new solution combines Skyworks’ industry-leading front-ends with Sequans’ advanced Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform to create an all-in-one design that is compliant with Release 13/14 of the 3GPP LTE standard. The single SKU device simplifies the design process, shortens development time and significantly accelerates the launch of numerous space-constrained IoT products such as sensors, trackers and wearables, where the size is extremely important.

The solution has been pre-certified with leading operators through existing certifications of Sequans’ Monarch platform, making it the most advanced offering available.

About the Skyworks/Sequans Turnkey Platform

The feature-rich product includes an integrated baseband, SRAM, RF transceiver, RF front-end, passives and power management in a single 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package with proprietary RF shielding. It is compliant with 3GPP Release 13/14 LTE Advanced Pro specifications, including VoLTE support, is optimized for LTE UE categories M1, NB1 and NB2 and operates across broad frequency ranges (700 MHz to 2.1 GHz) to support global deployment and roaming capability. Proprietary power management techniques offer improved battery life.

Units are available now for lead customers and partners. Broader availability is planned for the second calendar quarter of 2018. Customers should contact their respective Skyworks or Sequans representatives for more details.

Skyworks at Mobile World Congress

Skyworks representatives will be in Hall 2, Stand I-2.

Sequans at Mobile World Congress

Sequans representatives will be in Hall 5, Stand 5C87.

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