Less is more: Ingenu and u-Blox announce smaller IoT module
Global chip companies are creating ever-smaller solutions not only for cellular IoT but also for dedicated low-power wide area networks. The latest comes from Switzerland’s u-Blox, which has reduced the size of its random phase multiple access modules by 65%. u-Blox said the smaller module, called the SARA-S200 was a direct response to customer requests from companies that serve the oil and gas industry, the smart meter industry, the smart building industry, the asset tracking industry and the agriculture industry. u-Blox makes its random phase multiple access modules for Ingenu, a u-Blox partner since 2016.
“Our strategic partnership with u-blox is further strengthened by the introduction of SARA-S200,” said Ingenu CEO John Horn. “It will give our partners the option of a fully compliant RPMA module with the same outstanding performance, in a significantly smaller format. The introduction of the SARA-S200 module will help enable a new generation of IoT applications.”
Random phase multiple access, or RPMA, is a low-power wide area network technology that operates in the 2.4 GHz spectrum band. Ingenu has deployed solutions using the technology for customers in the oil industry as well as for utilities.
“Ingenu’s patented RPMA technology offers significant advantages to a great variety of IoT applications, such as excellent in-building range and AES 128bit security encryption,” said Andreas Thiel, EVP and co-founder of u-blox. “With autonomous adaptation, RPMA delivers interference-free operation and the best performance and reliability in real-world applications.”