QUECTEL’s first NB-IoT module is available at CODICO!
Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is a new way of communicating with smart devices that require small amounts of data, small power consumption, in hard to reach places. NB-IoT is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard that has been developed to enable a wide range of devices and services to be connected using cellular telecommunications bands.
QUECTEL BC95 module, one of the first cellular module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13 is now available at CODICO and it will provide the basic platform for the terminal suppliers’ NB-IoT deployment.
BC95 module is based on Hisilicon Boudica chipset and is single mode LTE Category NB1 and single band. It’s available in 3 frequency bands configurations: 850Mhz (B5), 900Mhz (B8), 800Mhz (B20). Dual band B8/B20 version is also available.
Both B8 and B20 will become standard and widely deployed bands across Europe but 800MHz. will be predominately used in metering segment due to the lower frequency, hence best penetration.
• Size: 19.9×23.6×2.2mm
• Industrial temperature range: -40°C + 85°C
• Supply voltage : 3.1~4.2V Typical: 3.8V
• Interfaces: 2x UART, ADC, Antenna, SIM
• NB-IoT protocols
• FOTA support
• Output power: 23dBm
• Power sensitivity: -135dBm
• Power consumption: Sleep < 10uA, Idle < 6mA
The BC95 module is also compatible with 2G module M95, 3G modules UG95/UG96 and 4G modules EG91 which allows easy migration from existent GPRS application to NB-IoT as well as full scalability between different cellular technologies with a common footprint on the pcb. It features ultra-low power consumption, offering global connectivity with over 10 years’ battery life for low data rate IoT applications.
The low profile, the small size of 19.9×23.6× 2.2mm and the easy LCC package allows BC95 to be easily embedded into IoT applications which are every day smaller and smaller.
Due to compact form factor, ultra-low power consumption and extended temperature range, BC95 is the best choice for a wide range of M2M applications, such as smart metering, smart city, security and asset tracking, white goods, agricultural and environmental monitoring, etc. it is able to provide a complete range of SMS and data transmission services to meet client-side demands.
For more information, please get in touch with your CODICO contact or Ivan Mitic.
+43 1 86 305-194