GCT Semiconductor multi-mode LTE IoT solution supports LPWA cellular, Sigfox market

GCT Semiconductor, a designer and supplier of advanced 4G and 5G LTE mobile semiconductor solutions, has announced its multi-mode GDM7243i Hybrid LTE + Sigfox chip is now available and currently in development with several IoT module vendors, the company said.

GCT and Sigfox have been working closely for over a year along with several module vendors in the LPWA market. GCT´s GDM7243i is currently in development with various IoT devices for applications such as tracking, wearables, security, agriculture, healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications. GDM7243i enables ultra-long battery life tracking devices to connect using the Sigfox wireless IoT network for several years without the need for frequent battery re-charging.

GCT Semiconductor is a fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G LTE and WiMAX semiconductor solutions. GCT´s market-proven LTE solutions, commercially available since 2010, have enabled fast and reliable LTE connectivity to numerous commercial devices such as smartphones, tablets, hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M applications, etc., for the world´s top LTE carriers. GCT´s system-on-chip solutions integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions, therefore offering complete 4G platform solutions with small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit www.gctsemi.com

Sigfox is the world´s provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France´s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.