Chipset Solution for Category 1 LTE Devices for the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Calliope LTE platform is designed specifically for wearables and other Category 1 M2M and IoT devices. Calliope comprises baseband and RF chips, an integrated IoT applications processor running Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an IMS client, and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing. It includes Sequans’ powerful interference rejection technology, Sequans AIR™.

Calliope is ideal for adding Cat 1 LTE connectivity to M2M and IoT modules and is also suitable for wearables and M2M devices for metering, home automation, and automotive applications.


  • Validated by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, KDDI, NTT Docomo, T-Mobile and Sprint
  • Throughput: up to Category 1 – 10 Mbps DL/ 5 Mbps UL
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • 3GPP Release 10; software-upgradable to Release 11
  • FDD and TDD, up to 20 MHz LTE channels
  • Embedded application CPU
  • Wafer-level packaging
  • Supports VoLTE and location based services
  • Host environments: Android, Linux, Windows, Real Time OS
  • Versatile interfaces to host system: UART, USB 2.0 device
  • Includes Sequans AIR™ interference cancelation technology


There is a big momentum developing around Cat 1 LTE in Japan, and having the support of Sequans with their Cat 1 Calliope chipset strengthens our IoT strategy and network development, enabling us to extend the reach of our LTE network to support M2M applications in industrial sectors.

Toshiyuki Futakata – Director, Communication Device Development Department, Radio Access Technology Group, NTT DOCOMO

We’re thrilled to partner with Sequans to power the next generation of our telematics devices. Sequans’ LTE Cat 1 Calliope solution is well-suited to power vehicle tracking devices and we can promise our customers advanced connectivity with the added benefit of a cost-effective yet future proof fleet management solution.

Neil Cawse – CEO, Geotab

Calliope Awards


Calliope Modules

VZ120Q Module

LGA module for LTE Cat 1 IoT devices for Verizon


US130Q Module

LGA module for LTE Cat 1 IoT devices for T-Mobile and AT&T


SP150Q Module

LGA module for LTE Cat 1 IoT devices for Sprint


EU140Q Module

LGA Cat 1 Module for Europe


Calliope Development Platforms

Calliope VZ120Q Starter Kit

For testing of the Calliope VZ120Q Cat 1 Module on the Verizon network.


Calliope SP150Q Starter Kit

For testing of the Calliope SP150Q Cat 1 Module on the Sprint network or testing equipment.


Calliope US130Q Starter Kit

For testing of the Calliope US130Q Cat 1 Module on the T-Mobile network or testing equipment.


Calliope EU140Q Starter Kit

For testing of the Calliope EU140Q Cat 1 Module on the European network or testing equipment.


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