Scotia Communications and Thales expand cooperation on next-generation LTE-M, NB-IoT and Cat 1 solutions


Sequans Communications SA announces its long-term partner in mobile communications Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, Tyre Thales plans to use the second-generation Monarch 2 and Calliope 2 platforms of Sequel Communications as the basis for its next-generation Cinterion IoT LTE-M/NB-IoT and Cat 1 modules. Since 2015, Thales has been using the first-generation large-scale IoT modem technology of Secco Communications in its Cinterion IoT modules , and it has been shipped worldwide. Now, the launch of the second-generation large-scale Internet of Things chip from Skuang Communications will promote the second phase of cooperation, aiming to provide the market with first-class Internet of Things modules. Scotia’s Monarch 2 and Calliope 2 technologies provide many advanced features and improvements, including significantly reduced power consumption, higher integration, and integrated SIM card function EAL5+secure enclave that meets the GSMA standard.

Andreas Haegele, vice president of Thales Internet of Things, said: “By using Scot’s Monarch and Calliope LPWAN modems, Thales provides Cinterion IoT modules with industry-leading connectivity capabilities. Scot’s new Monarch 2 The LTE IoT modem is an exciting breakthrough. It can support Cat M1 and Cat NB2 IoT at the same time, providing a wider range of applications, improving power consumption, and extending battery life. We are very happy to expand our communication with Sikuan The long-term cooperation has enabled us to develop our LPWA product portfolio and continue to provide innovative IoT connectivity solutions that promote the development of the Internet of Things.”

Didier Dutronc, Executive Vice President of Large-scale Internet of Things, Scotia, said: “Our partnership ensures that Thales’ Internet of Things customers have the most advanced mobile communications Internet of Things connectivity solutions on the market today. Cinterion’s Internet of Things modules have first-class Together with Thales’ expertise in the security field, Thales’ IoT customers will gain the technology needed to build IoT devices and the capabilities needed to support large-scale IoT.”

Monarch 2 is a chip platform that supports 5G, supporting 3GPP Releases 14, 15 and LTE UE M1/NB1/NB2 categories. Monarch 2 integrates baseband, radio frequency, RAM, MCU and power management into a single chip, and supports all power levels of +23/20/14 dBm, allowing all operators around the world to deploy efficient network capacity and traffic packages. Monarch 2 supports power supplies as low as 2.2V, which is the lowest voltage level in the industry. At the same time, it reduces the power consumption in working mode and eDRX mode by more than 50%, and continues to lead the industry with a minimum of 1 microamp. The dedicated MCU of Monarch 2 can be expanded from ultra-low power consumption mode to high-efficiency mode, which can adapt to customer application requirements very effectively. Monarch 2 meets the GSMA standard Embedded Security Quarantine (SE) to provide the market’s premier EAL5+ government-level security level and iUICC (iSIM) function.

Calliope 2 is also a chip platform that supports 5G, supports the 3GPP Release 15 large-scale Internet of Things standard, and provides up to 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink. Calliope 2 also integrates baseband, radio frequency, RAM, MCU and power management into a single chip. In addition to cost and power consumption improvements, Calliope 2 also provides the same advanced features as Si Kuan’s Monarch 2 platform, including EAL5+ security isolation area for ieUICC (integrated SIM card). Calliope 2 also integrates the VoLTE voice engine with high-quality voice (EVS) to provide support for emergency voice calls and streaming audio.

About Si Kuan Communication

Si Kuan Communications Co., Ltd. is a leading developer and supplier of 5G and 4G chips and modules for large-scale, broadband and critical IoT. For 5G/4G large-scale IoT applications, Scotia Communications provides a comprehensive product portfolio based on its flagship Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT and Calliope Cat 1 chip platform, which has industry-leading low power consumption and a large number of integrated functions And global deployment capabilities. For 5G/4G broadband and key IoT applications, Scotia Communications provides a product portfolio using its Cassiopeia Cat 4/Cat 6 4G and high-end Taurus 5G chip platforms. These product portfolios have been optimized for low-cost residential, corporate and industrial applications. Jiahua. Founded in 2003, Skuan Communications is headquartered in Paris, France, and has offices in the United States, Britain, Finland, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and China.