Telit Adds LoRaWAN™ / BLE Combo Module to its Broad Range of IoT Wireless Technologies

Company also joins the LoRa Alliance™

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of the RE866A1-EU, its LoRaWAN™ protocol, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IoT combo module. With the addition of LoRaWAN technology, BLE and Wi-Fi to NB-IoT, Cat M and to other cellular standards, the company continues to offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of wireless modules that feature a common form factor. Telit’s pin-compatible modules enable integrators to design devices that can be deployed with different variants, leveraging the technology that is best suited to each individual deployment area or use case, both in business and technical terms.

The company has also has joined the LoRa Alliance™, which is an open, non-profit association of over 450 members in the IoT ecosystem. It was initiated by industry leaders with the mission to standardize low power wide area networks (LPWANs) being deployed around the world to enable IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city and industrial applications. As an alliance member, Telit will collaborate to enhance the LoRaWAN protocol, by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability among operators in one open, global standard.

“We are very pleased to have Telit in the Alliance. As one of the leading solution enablers and longest standing players in the IoT space, Telit brings experience and technology that can help meet the needs of the rapidly growing LPWAN market,” said LoRa Alliance Chairman, Geoff Mulligan.

The new module is fully compliant with the latest LoRaWAN standard. It is an ideal solution for public or private networks, smart metering, remote sensing, industrial automation/monitoring and control, wireless alarm and security systems, agriculture, asset tracking, street lighting and smart city applications.

“Enabling IoT solutions from end to end is part of the Telit brand promise. That includes maintaining a strong portfolio of low power modules that is fully aligned with market trends and free of gaps in relevant technologies,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit’s EVP of Products and Solutions. “With the new RE866, a customer can re-use a device and application designed for cellular to create new business opportunities by simply dropping our LoRaWAN protocol module in it, potentially creating a new product, serving a previously unaddressed market or developing a new business model. And the same goes, of course, for our Wi-Fi, and the emerging new LTE Cat NB and Cat M modules.”

Product Detail
The RE866 combo module supports both the unlicensed LPWAN LoRaWAN standard and Bluetooth® Low Energy with NFC capabilities inside the 863-931 MHz band. It offers a long range LoRaWAN radio link as well as different BLE peripheral and central roles. With full over-the-air capabilities, the module can stay current with standards evolution through remote firmware installation and upgrading. It is a natural gateway between BLE sensor devices connected to the module, sending data to a LoRaWAN protocol network. The RE866 is pin compatible with the NE866 (LTE Cat NB) module allowing customers to move from licensed to an unlicensed standard quickly and at little or no cost. It is available in May 2017. Learn more about the new RE866A1-EU module at http://www.telit.com/sr-rf/re866/.

Telit powers new Axstone gateway for IoT apps

Axstone speeds time to market with Cloud-ready Telit H910 wireless module

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that its Cloud-ready HE910 wireless module has been designed into the Axstone DW-100 gateway for cellular communications. The Axstone gateway is ideal for IoT applications with high-data throughput requirements such as asset and fleet tracking, in-car telematics, security surveillance and more.

“The HE910 wireless module allowed us to get to market quickly with an IoT gateway and differentiate ourselves in the market,” said Gihong Bang, the CEO of Axstone. “As a Telit-designated Competence Center in Korea, we design connected products using Telit technology and our new gateway will enable innovative IoT applications throughout the region.”

Featuring GSM/GPRS, CDMA and WCDMA cellular connectivity capabilities, the DW-100 gateway allows customers to connect remote devices and sensors to the internet easily through serial (RS232/RS485) and multiple I/O ports. It also features Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) for remote firmware updates and remote monitoring and control via SMS. ZigBee, Bluetooth and GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and QZSS) options are also available.

To simplify the development of IoT applications, the Cloud-ready gateway also features support for Telit’s deviceWISE platform and instant access to the Telit IoT Portal. deviceWISE allows customers to seamlessly integrate any device or remote sensor with mobile or web-based applications and enterprise systems, for real-time data collection, remote monitoring and control, and big data analytics.

“Axstone is a leading developer of connected solutions in Korea,” said Steven Kim, Sr. Sales Director of Telit Korea. “With the integration of Telit modules into the DW-100, we are helping Axstone deliver operational efficiencies and other business values to organizations across Asia Pacific.”

The HE910 is a multi-band HSPA+ LGA module well suited for numerous industrial and consumer applications with high data throughput requirements. From low cost tri-band models to fully loaded configurations, Telit offers a wide range of HE910 models.

STMicroelectronics Collaborates with Local Partners in China to Enrich IoT Development Ecosystem and Stimulate Creation of Smart Things

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces that its efforts to enrich the IoT development ecosystem have been further strengthened by the recent adoption of its STM32 Nucleo Development Kit by the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University and for the Xiao Gang Pao IoT development system by JUMA, an IoT software platform company. The STM32 Nucleo Kit has been adopted by the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Peking University for its Electronic System Design Project. Relying on ST’s STM32F401 Nucleo (mother board), X-Nucleo-IDB04A1 (daughter board), and X-Nucleo-IKS01 (sensor board), together with the ARM® mbed™ online software development platform, the new course provides students with a complete toolset to develop Smart Things and IoT applications.

“STMicroelectronics’ STM32 Nucleo-based Smart-Thing development kit together with its teaching resources provides a fast, easy-to-learn and -use tool-set enabling our students to quickly grasp the skills necessary to develop microprocessor, sensor, and Bluetooth applications,” said Duan Xiao Hui, Professor of Engineering, EECS, Peking University. “Combined with innovative project experiments, the ST tool-set has laid a solid foundation for the students’ future career development.”

In addition to supporting the IoT design courses at EECS, ST has been working with JUMA, a software company focusing on providing Bluetooth software IP and fast IoT development platform, helping developers accelerate the translation of an idea into a prototype and product. The ST/JUMA cooperation sets to support the growing number of small- and medium-sized IoT design houses and startups unlocking their innovation potential in both hardware and software.

Xiao Gang Pao (XGP, Little Cannon) from JUMA Inc demonstrates the power of ST’s IoT components and development tools in innovative designs. XGP integrates, on a business-card-sized printed-circuit board, several components from ST ideally suited to IoT applications: a BlueNRG-MS low-power BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) network processor; an LSM6DS3, the industry’s lowest-power gyroscope/accelerometer combo in a 3×2.5mm package; an LPS25HB, a unique pressure sensor in an innovative, dust-free, water-resistant and stress-proof package; an HTS221 temperature and humidity sensor; and an LSM303AGR magnetometer/accelerometer combo in a 2x2mm package. In addition, the on-board implementation of JUMA™ software IP modules enables designers to develop complete IoT applications quickly, including all the embedded, mobile applications, and cloud part, based on JUMA.IO™ SDK and the open-source examples.

As a result, developers can easily verify their prototypes and make them into real products. “ST’s broad portfolio of ARM-core-based MCUs, MEMS sensors, wireless connectivity, and power-management solutions constitutes an industry-leading IoT platform,” said Tian Dan, Founder of JUMA Inc. “Innovative IoT applications can spring up everywhere. So JUMA and ST have worked closely on creating an IoT ecosystem that leverages JUMA.IO, together with our IoT IPs and deep application knowledge, to enable fast creation of IoT applications based on ST’s IoT components.

“ST has focused on creating localized approaches to IoT application developers, from universities and open communities to the end customers in China, and our open development environment, which combines the STM32 MCU portfolio with analog devices, sensors, and Bluetooth technologies, enables fast creation of turnkey designs from a hardware prototype to software integration,” said Collins Wu, Marketing Director of Analog, MEMS and Sensors, Greater China & South Asia, STMicroelectronics. “ST’s MCUs and sensors, together with our low-power connectivity, attract considerable interest from innovative IoT companies like JUMA.

ST will continue to work with system designers fostering the development of Smart-Life applications in the Industry 4.0, Smart Home, Smart Driving, and Smart City domains.” ST’s Analog, MEMS & Sensors (AMS) team has also played an active part in nurturing the Innovator Community and Smart Hardware Development Platform in China, establishing a Chinese-speaking engineer community, st_AMSchina, a service subscription on Wechat, as well as the MEMS QQ Group.