STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, and Sequans Communications, a leading LTE chip maker, have introduced a new LTE-connected tracker platform based on the integration of Sequans and ST technologies.
CLOE, an acronym of Connecting and Locating Objects Everywhere, combines the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies of two industry leaders into one comprehensive platform for the simplified development of LTE-based IoT tracker devices for the full range of vertical markets including consumer electronics, logistics, and automotive.
The platform has been specifically designed and optimised for OEMs and ODMs to add IoT tracking capability to their product offerings. The platform reflects an integration of Sequan’s Monarch LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip with ST’s Teseo III Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip for industry-leading communications and satellite-based tracking performance.
Key Features of CLOE
Turnkey cellular tracker solution for OEMs and ODMs, anywhere in the world
Chipset integrates PMU, LTE, GNSS, memories, and MCU
LTE Cat M1/NB1 dual-category
Covers all worldwide LTE bands with a single hardware design
Industry-leading GNSS accuracy and Time To First Fix
Support for autonomous or server-based Assisted GPS (AGPS) for optimal Time To Fix
Designed to address multiple track & trace segments, including
o Consumer electronics
Optimized for low power consumption and cost
Modular design includes GNSS, cellular connectivity, MEMS; can be expanded to include other sensors, Bluetooth, and/or Wi-Fi.
“CLOE targets multiple vertical markets with best-in-class performance for all of the important tracking measures: battery life, location accuracy, reachability, mobility, and reporting periodicity,” said Antonio Radaelli, Infotainment BU Director, STMicroelectronics. “‘Componentizing’ ST’s navigation technology and Sequans’ LTE modem technology makes CLOE an ideal platform to build trackers of all types—anything a developer can think of.”
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. is a leading provider of single-mode 4G LTE semiconductor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and a wide range of broadband data devices. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world.
Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE(TM), optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE(TM), optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the IoT.
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market, serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from health care and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car, and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.