Qualcomm Technologies announced its new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem targeting IoT OEMs in asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers.
Gemalto, Quectel and Telit will use Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem to launch IoT devices in 2019.
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Qualcomm announced that it has already won more than 110 design-wins to date from the earlier version of Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem.
IoT device OEMs can use the new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem to build cellular-enabled IoT products and services using the single chipset. Multimode LTE category M1 (eMTC) and NB2 (NB-IoT) as well as 2G/E-GPRS connectivity, application processing, geolocation, security and cloud services support are the main highlights.
The modem is engineered to reduce power consumption by up to 70 percent in idle mode, Qualcomm said. The Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is 50 percent smaller and more cost-effective than its predecessor.
The new modem is also software-compatible with the company’s prior LTE IoT solutions which allows module manufacturers to reuse software investments to develop new module solutions.
“The innovations included in the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem are critical to support many of the 6 billion IoT devices expected to use low-power, wide-area connectivity by 2026,” said Vieri Vanghi, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Europe.
Andreas Haegele, SVP IoT products, Gemalto, said: “Our security enhancements provide a strong framework for unique Gemalto services such as Device Lifecycle Management that help drive down TCO for device makers and IoT service providers.”
Doron Zhang, senior vice president, Quectel, said: “All its features are put together in a tiny and very energy-efficient chipset that will help Quectel to offer LTE IoT modules that are powerful, economical and with support for superb battery life.”
Manish Watwani, executive vice president, global product management, Telit, said: “The capabilities of the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem allow us to reduce power consumption and module footprint.”