NXP, Sequans to Deliver LTE-M/NB-IoT Connected MCU Solutions

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) and NXP® Semiconductors are collaborating to bring LTE for IoT connectivity to NXP´s microcontroller (MCU) ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of cellular connectivity, the company said.

The companies are combining NXP´s LPC5500 series microcontroller with Sequans´ Monarch GM01Q and NB01Q modules to give IoT device makers a development platform that speeds time to market for connected IoT devices. NXP customers who are using the LPC5500 series MCU now have a single solution to add LTE-M or NB-IoT connectivity to their products.

Sequans´ Monarch GM01Q and NB01Q modules are based on Sequans´ industry-leading Monarch chip platform. The modules support 17 LTE bands for worldwide connectivity and include an LTE-optimized transceiver and a Single-SKU™ RF front end. They deliver industry-leading low power consumption with rock bottom power consumption at 1uA. Monarch GM01Q supports both LTE-M and NB-IoT, and NB01Q is optimized for NB-IoT only.

The NXP LPC5500 series development board provides an ideal platform for product evaluation or prototyping. It is based on the Arm® Cortex®-M33 architecture and includes a high-performance onboard debug probe, audio subsystem, accelerometer and several options for add-on boards for networking, sensors, displays, and other interfaces.

Sequans Communications is a developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for massive, broadband, and critical IoT devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Visit Sequans online at www.sequans.com.