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

Monarch SiP, SQN66430, is a multi-band LTE-M/NB-IoT system-in-package (SiP) codeveloped by Sequans and Skyworks. It integrates a multi-band RF front-end, transceiver, power management, and memory with Sequans’ industry-leading Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT chip platform, SQN3330, which supports worldwide deployment and roaming. Monarch SiP complies with the ultra-low power and reduced complexity feature requirements of the 3GPP release 13 and 14 LTE-Advanced Pro standard that defines narrowband, low data rate LTE technology for machine-type-communications (MTC). Monarch SiP’s very high level of integration results in an 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package for an industry-leading compact size. Monarch SiP runs Sequans’ carrier-proven LTE protocol stack which is certified worldwide, an OMA lightweight M2M (LWM2M) client for over-the-air device management, Sequans’ Cloud Connector™ , and a rich set of AT commands.

Applications

Monarch SiP is ideal for adding LTE-M and/or NBIoT connectivity to IoT devices. It is ideally suited for applications in harsh environments such as oil and gas smart meters, industrial sensors, and safety equipment, where the Ag-free composition of the Monarch SiP package ensures high-reliability and long life. The very small package size is ideal for space-constrained devices, including wearables for health and fitness applications and smart watches; industrial trackers, such as pallet trackers; and personal trackers for assets, people, and pets.

Highlights

  • LTE-M/NB-IoT system solution includes baseband, RF, memory, power management, PA, switches and passives
  • 3GPP Release 13 LTE-Advanced Pro; upgradable to Release 14
  • Supports narrowband LTE UE categories M1 and NB1/NB2
    – M1: 300 kbps DL / 375 kbps UL
    – NB1: 27 kbps DL / 63 kbps UL
    – NB2: 120 Kbps DL / 170 kbps UL
  • Best-in-class PSM power consumption of 1uA
  • Silver (Ag) free conformal shielding
  • Extended DRX features for long sleep duration use cases (e.g. eDRX
    655.36s below 15uA and 2621.44s below 5uA)
  • Cloud location service over LTE with precise location without added cost and power of GNSS
  • Proprietary Dynamic Power Management™ technology for >10 years operation
  • Coverage enhancement methods with smart PA biasing scheme to maximize operation efficiency
  • Programmable RF filtering for global band support in a Single SKU™
    design (LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 66, 85)
  • Single-chip 8.8 x 10.8 x 0.95 mm package, 229mg
  • Optimized for half-duplex FDD (HDFDD) operation
  • 23dBm power class, with reduced power class option
  • Low power serial interfaces 3xUART, 1xSPI, 1x…
  • Certified by leading global operators, including KDDI, NTT Docomo, SoftBank, Sprint, Verizon Wireless
  • Certified by regulatory agencies: GCF, PTRCB, FCC, IC, JATE, TELEC

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