LTE-M and NB-IoT Single Chip for the Internet of Things

Monarch is a single LTE-M and NB-IoT chip, supporting LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2, and designed specifically for  IoT applications, including sensors, wearables, and other low data, low power M2M and IoT devices. Monarch complies with the ultra-low-power and reduced complexity feature requirements of the 3GPP release 13 LTE Advanced Pro standard, defining narrowband, low data rate LTE technology for machine-type-communications (MTC). Monarch achieves a very high level of integration whereby baseband, RF transceiver, power management, and RAM memory are integrated into a tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package, running Sequans carrier-proven LTE protocol stack, an OMA lightweight M2M (LWM2M) client for over-the-air device management, and a rich set of AT commands. Support for programmable RF filtering allows a simple, reduced bill-of-materials hardware design that enables single SKU devices supporting global LTE bands.

Applications
Monarch is ideal for adding Cat M1 and/or NB1 LTE connectivity to narrowband, low data rate M2M and IoT devices, including utility meters, industrial sensors, health and fitness bands, asset trackers, and numerous additional devices for smart home, smart city, and wearable applications.

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Highlights

  • Validated by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT Docomo, SoftBank, T-Mobile, Orange, Telstra, Sprint, TELUS, LGU+
  • 3GPP Release 13 LTE Advanced Pro
  • Supports narrowband LTE UE categories M1/NB1
  • Single chip 6.5 x 8.5 mm FC-CSP package
  • Integrated baseband, RF, RAM memory, and power management
  • Extended DRX and PSM features for long sleep duration use cases
  • Programmable RF filtering for global band support in a single-SKU design
  • Proprietary Dynamic Power Management (DPM) technology for 10+ years operation
  • Optimized for half-duplex FDD (HD-FDD) operation, also supports full-duplex FDD (FD-FDD)
  • Throughput:
    – LTE UE category M1 (1.4 MHz bandwidth) up to 300 kbps DL/375 kbps UL in HD-FDD, and 1 Mbps in FD-FDD
    – LTE UE category NB1 (200 kHz bandwidth) up to 40 kbps DL/55 kbps UL in HD-FDD
  • Single antenna system architecture
  • Coverage enhancement methods
  • Reduced Tx power class option
  • Low power serial interfaces

Testimonials

Monarch is a proven LTE for IoT solution and it provided an excellent basis for the Gemtek IoT Tracker. We were able to design our new IoT tracker quickly and with all the features that are important, including worldwide deployment capability in a single SKU.

Fred Yeh – CTO, Gemtek

Our LTE Cat M1 EMS31 module, based on Sequans’ Monarch technology and now certified by Verizon, streamlines the development of LTE Cat M1 devices and improves their total cost of ownership. Sequans’ Monarch LTE Platform is the most highly-optimized LTE Cat M1 chip that we could find and it provides us with a strong technology foundation for our market leading EMS31.

Andreas Haegele – SVP of IoT Products, Gemalto

Sequans’ Monarch chip has been key in enabling our LTE Cat M1 network strategy, and readying the first of many LTE Cat M1 devices to run on it. We are very pleased that Monarch has now passed our certification tests and has proven its ability to support the vast new range of low-power, ultra-efficient IoT devices now being developed for the world’s first commercial LTE Cat M1 network.

Ro McNally – VP of Device Technology, Verizon

Monarch Awards

Certifications

Monarch Modules

Monarch SiP (Global)

All-in-One System-in-Package for Ultra Compact LTE-M and NB-IoT Devices

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Monarch Go (Verizon)

LTE Category M1 modem component designed for and certified by Verizon. Includes an integrated antenna, a ThingSpace IoT SIM and comes with a Verizon data plan.

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Monarch GM01Q (Global)

Single-mode LTE Cat M1 Module

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Monarch GMS01Q (Orange eSIM)

Single-mode LTE Cat M1 IoT Solution

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Monarch NB01Q (Global)

Single-mode LTE Cat NB1/NB2 Module for the NB-IoT

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Monarch Development Platforms

Monarch SiP (SKY66430) Evaluation Kit (Global)

INFO ABOUT SIP EVK GOES HERE

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Monarch Go Starter Kit (Global)

For testing of Monarch Go LTE-M modem component on the Verizon network.

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Monarch Go GPS Starter Kit (Verizon)

For testing of Monarch Go-GPS modem component on the Verizon network.

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Monarch Go LTE-M Evaluation Kit (Verizon)

INFO ON GO LTE-M EVK GOES HERE

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Monarch Go Pi HAT (Verizon/Raspberry Pi)

For connecting Raspberry Pi HAT-capable SBCs (single board computer) to the Monarch Go LTE Cat-M1 modem.

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Monarch GM01Q Evaluation Kit (Global)

For testing of Monarch GM01Q module on an LTE-M network.

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Monarch GM01Q-STMOD Evaluation Kit (Global; ST-Micro Plugin)

The GM01Q-STMOD is a cellular expansion board for STMicroelectronics’ STM32 Discovery Kits, providing LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity to any STM32 Discovery Kit and enabling designers to prototype IoT applications.

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Monarch GMs01Q-STMOD Evaluation Kit (Orange eSIM; ST-Micro Plugin)

A Cellular Expansion Board with Orange connectivity inside for STM32-DISCOVERY Kits and STEVAL-STWIN IoT Development Kits.

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