Optimized, single-mode LTE category NB1/NB2 IoT connectivity solution for use on the worldwide NB-IoT network

The Monarch NB01Q module is the first, all-in-one, single-mode LTE category NB1/NB2 module with worldwide deployment and roaming capability. The Monarch NB01Q module comprises Sequans’ Monarch and other elements necessary for a complete LTE modem system. These include an LTE-optimized transceiver, a complete Single-SKU™ RF front-end to support LTE bands worldwide, and key interfaces, all in a single compact LGA package. The Monarch NB01Q module also includes Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack and a comprehensive software package for over-the-air device management and packet routing. The Monarch NB01Q module is compatible with any host running Linux or Windows, and a wide range of embedded and real-time operating systems.


The Monarch NB01Q module is ideal for adding LTE connectivity to M2M and IoT devices. It is an ultra-compact, high performance solution, delivering a perfect blend of LTE features and ultra-low power consumption for the design of NB-IoT connected devices including sensors, meters, buttons, and trackers of all kinds.


  • Based on Sequans Monarch LTE Platform
  • 3GPP LTE Release 13 Cat NB1, half-duplex FDD, 27.2 Kbps downlink and 62.5 Kbps uplink, Cat NB2, half-duplex FDD, 120 Kbps downlink and 160 Kbps uplink
  • Upgradable to 3GPP Release 14 LTE Advanced Pro
  • Operates with a single LTE antenna on LTE low and mid bands
  • Multi-tone and single-tone
  • In-band, stand alone and guard-band operation
  • Small 20 x 21 x 1.5 mm LGA module
  • Supports 200 kHz narrowband channel size for machine type communications
  • Embedded LWM2M client
  • Supports location based services
  • Compatible with Linux, Windows, and a wide range of embedded and real-time OSes
  • High-speed UART as primary data interface
  • Fully tested and calibrated
  • Pin-to-pin compatible footprint with Sequans  Cat 4 VZ22Q, Cat 1 VZ120Q and Cat M VZM20Q modules
  • Embedded power management, pSRAM
  • Optional GNSS

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