Renesas launches LTE CAT-M1 module for Massive IoT

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Renesas Electronics has introduced the RYZ014A, the company's first cellular IoT module supporting the LTE Cat-M1 specification.

This technology allows devices to directly connect to the internet without the need for a gateway by relying on the existing communication infrastructure owned by mobile network operators. As a result, it makes it more economical to connect each device, which is beneficial when installing larger networks that require a low cost per unit. The pre-tested, pre-certified RYZ014A enables customers to more cost-effectively implement wireless IoT applications across the globe.

The module addresses both design and certification issues and provides RF regulatory certification, PTCRB/GCF certification and carrier certification for the customer’s network operator of choice.

The device has been built on proven technology both from a hardware and software perspective and is delivered fully tested and calibrated. It has been certified with all major radio frequency regulations in the world as well as with leading network operators in North America, APAC and Europe.

“Building wireless IoT networks around the world can be costly and time consuming,” said Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President in Renesas’ IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit. “The RYZ014A module delivers a proven solution that saves time and money for customers no matter where they are. We have received enthusiastic responses on this solution from customers in metering,smart home, infrastructure and industrial markets, where they can seamlessly interface Renesas MCU-based applications to the Internet through their cellular network of choice.”

Renesas is also teaming up with Sequans Communications, a developer and provider of 5G and 4G chips and modules for IoT, on the RYZ014A modules. Sequans offers the Monarch LTE CAT-M1 hardware and software technology used in the module, and has extensive experience implementing wireless IoT worldwide.