Sequans Wins Golden Electron Award for Monarch SX from ElectroniqueS Magazine
July 12, 2017

ElectroniqueS Magazine, leading publication of the French electronics industry, has recognized Sequans with a Golden Electron award in the Connected Objects category.  The awards program is in its 20th year and in 2017 continues its purpose of recognizing the most significant innovations in electronics.

Sequans won for its recently introduced Monarch SX system on-chip, a highly integrated IoT platform combining its Monarch LTE chip with an ARM Cortex M4 processor, an audio and voice processing engine, a GPU and display controller, and a hub for external sensors.  The high integration level of Monarch SX eliminates the need for external processors to run IoT applications thus making it simpler and easier for developers to build a wide range of devices including wearables, trackers for people, pets, or goods, sensor applications of all types, energy meters, and devices for numerous smart city and smart home applications.

Monarch SX is the next step in integration for Sequans following the company’s introduction of Monarch, the world’s first LTE-M/NB-IoT chip, in 2016. Monarch has been adopted by modem manufacturers including Gemalto, Fibocom, and Huawei and numerous IoT device makers.  Monarch SX takes the form of a 40 nm CMOS circuit (TSMC) and complies with the 3GPP Release 13 specifications for narrowband LTE.  According to ElectroniqueS, Monarch SX was recognized for its high level of integration and its support of a wide range of interfaces (USB, SDIO, I2S, SPI, P2C, high speed UART, uSIM, GPIO) which are available to connect to numerous assorted entities such as a screen, a SIM card, a microphone, a keyboard, a battery, sensors, a geolocation receiver, Wi-Fi and BLE devices … all in a 90 mm2 FC-CSP.

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