Energy Harvesting NB-IoT Module with integrated nuSIM

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Murata, Deutsche Telekom and Nowi, a specialist in energy harvesting, have introduced what they are claiming is the world’s smallest energy harvesting NB-IoT module, featuring pioneering nuSIM technology.

The companies have worked closely together over the past few months to develop an energy autonomous cellular IoT development solution.

The Autonomous NB-IoT Development Solution (ANDS) combines three main components to fit into the most space-constrained applications. The ANDS brings together a Murata module for low-power wireless transmission with Deutsche Telekom’s integrated nuSIM to provide network connectivity and an advanced Nowi PMIC to power the solution with ambient light energy.

The main components of the ANDS are:

  • Murata’s 1YS NB-IoT module: Which reduces the global size of the solution by being one of the smallest modules currently available.
  • Deutsche Telekom’s nuSIM: Directly integrated into the Murata module, this saves valuable board real estate and creates a digital SIM process.
  • The Nowi NH2 energy harvesting PMIC: Which perpetually powers the solution, with its compact size of only 3x3mm and a reduced bill-of-materials (BOM).

The ANDS is intended to encourage more widespread IoT use by helping customers to complete their development projects quicker - with the wireless communication, power management and SIM aspects already covered.