Simplified way to integrate embedded cellular connectivity
Planegg, December 10th, 2018
Atlantik Elektronik, provider of innovative wireless solutions, will present at the embedded world in Nuremberg, in hall 3, booth 141 a simplify way to integrate embedded cellular connectivity.
Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) technology is enabling the next big jump towards a connected world and IoT. LPWA networks are designed for IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications that have low data rates, require long battery life and optimized cost, and operate in remote and hard to reach locations. They will be easy to implement and deploy, and serve a number of vertical markets such as manufacturing, wearables, utilities and transport.
Atlantik Elektronik offers the easiest way to integrate cellular connectivity into an OEM device. With the introduction of 3GPP standards like LTE Cat 1, LTE-M, NB-IoT, as well as older standards like 3G HSPA/GSM we have the cellular modem for your design.
Digi XBee Cellular smart modems were specifically designed to accelerate time to market for OEMs or solution providers adding cellular technology to their products. The modems are end-device certified, so there is no need to go through the costly and lengthy CE/ FCC or carrier end-device certifications. The software integration is simplified by using Digi’s straightforward and flexible API. With the suite of standard XBee API frames and AT commands, existing Digi XBee customers can seamlessly transition to this new modem with only minor software adjustments. When OEMs add the Digi XBee Cellular to their design, they create a future-proof design with flexibility to switch between wireless protocols or frequencies as needed, ideal for any business with an agile roadmap.
The XBee3 family of cellular smart modems builds on the previous XBee Cellular family and adds the following functionality.
- Support for new, low power cellular technology LTE-M and NB-IOT
- Micro python with filesystem for embedded programming
- USB with support for PPP
- Bluetooth Ready
Furthermore, Atlantik Elektronik will present the latest Quectel Wireless solutions from the leading global supplier of LTE, LTE-A, LPWAN, UMTS/HSPA(+), GSM/GPRS and GNSS modules.
The advantages of Quectel LPWA modules are a very compact-sized NB-IoT and NB-IoT/eMTC module form factor, ultra-low power consumption, super high sensitivity, compatibility with Quectel GSM/GPRS modules for easy future upgrading and the integration of embedded abundant Internet service protocols.
Key characteristics of LPWA:
- Low power consumption that enables devices to last up to 10 years on a single charge
- Optimized data transfer that supports small, intermittent blocks of data
- Low device unit cost
- Easy installation of the network
The responsible person at Atlantik both 141 in Hall 3 is Mr. Guido Schwarz (Line Manager Quectel).