Optimized NB-IoT Platform for Massive IoT

Monarch N is a single-chip LTE Advanced Pro, Cat NB1/NB2 platform. It is designed specifically for low data rate IoT applications such as sensors and utility meters that will be deployed on a wide scale. Monarch N complies with the ultra-low-power and reduced complexity feature requirements of the 3GPP release 14/15 LTE-Advanced Pro standards, defining narrowband, low data rate LTE technology for machine-type-communications (MTC). Monarch N achieves a very high level of integration in a tiny package with a highly reduced BOM, running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an OMA lightweight M2M (LWM2M) client for over-the-air device management, a secure kernel, and a rich set of AT commands.

Monarch N is ideal for adding NB-IoT connectivity to low data rate M2M and IoT devices, including utility meters, industrial sensors, asset trackers, and a wide range of other devices for smart home and smart city applications.


  • Supports 3GPP Release 14 LTE Advanced Pro and is upgradable to Release 15
  • Supports narrowband LTE categories NB1/NB2, single and multi-tone
    • NB1: 27 kbps DL / 63 kbps UL
    • NB2: 120 Kbps DL / 170 kbps UL
  • Extended DRX and PSM features for long sleep duration use cases
  • Proprietary Dynamic Power Management (DPM) technology for 10-15 years’ battery life
  • Coverage enhancement methods
  • Programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single-SKU™ design (617 MHz to 2.2 GHz)
  • Software compatible with Monarch
  • Integrated baseband, RF, SE, application MCU, RAM and power management
  • Single chip CSP package
  • Optimized for half-duplex FDD (HD-FDD)
  • Supports normal (+23 dBm) and reduced (+20 dBm, +14 dBm) Tx power class options
  • Low power serial interfaces
  • Optional GNSS

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