u-blox: 5G-ready cellular module and chipset for low power wide area IoT applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Strong security requires multiple roots of trustNext AAEON: AI Core XP4 and XP8 offer flexible AI solution with Intel Myriad X u-blox has announced the SARA-R5 series of LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for low power wide area (LPWA) IoT applications, its most advanced, secure and highly integrated cellular product. The module, built on the u-blox UBX-R5 cellular chipset and the u-blox M8 GNSS receiver chip, offers unmatched end-to-end security and long product availability, making it ideal for IoT applications with long-term device deployments.The module also features a lightweight and low power pre-shared key (PSK) management system that is tailored to the needs of IoT applications, along with a comprehensive set of security features.With mobile network operators announcing their plans to roll out 5G networks, 5G readiness is becoming a key factor in selecting cellular communication modules. LTE-M and NB-IoT are forward-compatible with 5G networks and, by implementing key LTE-M and NB-IoT features from 3GPP Release 14, SARA-R5 offers customers a smooth transition towards 5G via software upgrades to already deployed devices.The SARA-R5 series builds on the new u-blox UBX-R5 LTE chipset and the u-blox M8 GNSS chip, which means that production and product lifetime are not dependent on third party chipmakers. For customers, this translates into long-term availability, roadmap stability, and technical support down to the silicon level. Core technology ownership enables new features, relevant for positioning, timing, connectivity, and security. SARA-R5 comes in two product variants. Featuring a built-in u-blox M8 GNSS receiver, SARA R511M targets mobile applications in the automotive, fleet management, tracking, and telematics sectors. The GNSS receiver’s chip-down design includes a dedicated GNSS antenna interface and can run in parallel with the cellular connection. This assures maximum design flexibility, while preserving overall system power consumption.The second product variant, SARA-R510M, is optimized to deliver the lowest achievable power consumption, drawing less than 1 microampere of current in power save mode, making it ideal for metering, smart city, connected health, security and surveillance, remote monitoring and other battery-powered applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Danish Kalundborg Port Eyes Expansion

first_imgzoom Danish port of Kalundborg has revealed plans to commence the construction of 330,000 extra square metres with 500 metres of dock and 15 metres of water depth next year in an effort to increase the feeder and container traffic, the port said. Under the expansion project on the south side of Kalundborg Port, the port will invest EUR 26 million (USD 29.3 million) to expand its existing space of 800.000 square metres.The port said that a part of the plan is to move the existing container terminal from the present dock area to the new port area, to be called Ny Vesthavn.Some 270,000 square metres of the expanded area will be made available for port-using companies, while the remaining 60,000 square metres will be used for dock, roads, and parking facilities, according to the port.Port of Kalundborg is set to launch the building project in the summer of 2017, and expects the new port area to be fully functional from the fall of 2018.“Deep water is an important future issue, and we want to invest in the future. But we have run out of space for port-using companies to establish themselves. In order to fulfill the enormous growth potential of the port and the area we will now expand with more square metres and water depth enabling new companies to settle as well as securing the port and the surrounding business cluster to keep contributing actively to further development,” the port’s CEO, Bent Rasmussen, said.last_img read more