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2019-06-11 09:25:40
Designed to last an IoT lifetime, SARA-R5 LTE-M / NB-IoT module

u-blox, the market leading Swiss wireless module manufacturer, has announced the new generation of LTE Low Cat. fully proprietary chipset and modules.

The UBX-R5 is designed and optimized to be utilized in a highly secure and reliable IoT professional enviroment, and it will be offered in the widely used SARA form factor. The new LTE-M / NB-IoT modules are named SARA-R510M and SARA-R511M, and can be equipped with high performance GNSS receiver section, based on a u-blox M8 GNSS chip with RF improvements bringing performance also with smaller GNSS antennas.
By providing all technology building blocks in house and having full hardware and software ownership, u-blox can guarantee long-term device availability and provide lifetime support of the entire platform, down to the chipset level.


Main features of the products include:

•    3GPP Release 13/14 - M1 and NB2
•    Built-in end-to-end security with hardware-based Root of Trust inside discrete Secure Element (EAL5+)
•    Accurate and reliable positioning, always and everywhere, with u-blox M8 GNSS receiver (up to 3 concurrent constellations) and RF improvements
•    Optimized ultra-low power consumption
•    Critical firmware updates delivered and services enabled via uFOTA
•    Simplified multi-regional deployments with each hardware variant
•    5G-ready - once 5G LTE has been rolled out, the module will be upgreadable via software update
•    IoT protocol support: CoAP, MQTT, MQTT-SN, and LWM2M Device Management
•    Antenna dynamic tuning, to simplify support of many LTE bands
•    Cloud Certificate Provisioning, Zero Touch Provisioning for AWS FreeRTOS & IoT Device SDK and Azure IoT Device SDK
•    u-blox CellLocate®, CellTime, Last Gasp and other features


First samples are scheduled for Q4'19. 

 

More information and resources are available on the manufacturers webpage: UBX-R5SARA-R5

 

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