The HL7900 5G low-power wide-area (LPWA) module from Sierrra Wireless leverages Sony’s ALT1350 cellular LTE-M/NB-IoT chip with 3GPP Release 15-17 support. According to Sony Semiconductor Israel, the ALT1350 is the first cellular chip to additionally enable unlicensed spectrum communication protocols, as well as satellite connectivity.
“Not only does Sony’s Altair ALT1350 chipset enable hybrid connectivity options, but its advanced architecture sets a new bar in ultra-low power consumption,” said Dima Feldman, VP of product management and marketing, Sony Semiconductor Israel. “Its optimized standby mode (eDRX) reduces power consumption by 80% when compared to the current generation, with battery-operated devices benefitting from 4 times longer battery life for typical use cases.”
With its ALT1350 SoC, the HL7900 furnishes sub-GHz and 2.4-GHz integrated radios to enable low-power IoT protocols. The module offers customers the flexibility of multiple connectivity options with enhanced coverage and reduced costs. Additionally, the module stores encrypted keys in a hardware-based secure element to provide an added layer of protection from the edge to the cloud.
The HL7900 module is expected to sample to lead customers later in 2023. For more information on the HL series of LPWA modules, click here.
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