Recent 'Wireless Communication' News

The ISP1507-AL module from Insight SiP is a low cost standalone Bluetooth Low Energy node is a small package (8x8x1mm). This complete BLE & Mesh solution integrates the nRF52810 chip from Nordic Semiconductor, an embedded antenna and an integrated DC/DC converter that includes both radio and synchronization crystals. The module runs the Nordic Bluetooth soft device which supports a full Bluetooth V4.2 stack and is Bluetooth 5.0 ready.
The ELS61T-E LAN multi-band LTE Cat 1 terminal from Gemalto offers highly efficient 4G connectivity with seamless fall back to 2G/3G networks. Leveraging the next-generation Java embedded technology, this plug and play terminal works out of the box to quickly connect industrial applications to the Internet with pre-approvals, virtually zero design time and minimal integration effort.
The SIM7600E and SIM7600E-H from SIMCom are multi-band LTE/HSPA+/GSM modules. These modules have strong extension capability with rich interfaces including UART, USB2.0, GPIO etc. The SIM7600E supports LTE CAT1 up to 10Mbps (DL) while the SIM7600E-H supports LTE CAT4 up to 150Mbps (DL).
The R2000 Ent router from Robustel adds a voice function to an industrial grade dual 4G LTE router making it the all-in-one IoT solution. This router provides fast and reliable network connectivity and enhanced voice capabilities, facilitating the response to and the management of any device - anytime and anywhere.
The ISP1507 from Insight SiP is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module, based on the latest Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 chip offering the next generation in BLE technology in a 8x8x1mm System-in-Package. The ISP1507 offers a full Bluetooth 5 ready stack and IPv6 connectivity, and thus can form the hub in IoT applications.

The SIM7100E from SIMCom is an ultra compact multi band LTE module which is based on the Qualcomm MDM9215. This complete multi-band TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE/WCDMA/GSM/GNSS SMT type module is designed with a powerful ARM Cortex™ A5, QDSP6 core processors. It delivers 50Mbps-up and 100Mbps-down data rates on LTE FDD networks, fully backward compatible with existing WCDMA/HSPA networks.

SIM7100E has strong extension capability with rich interfaces including UART, USB2.0, SPI, I2C,Keypad, PCM, etc. With abundant application capabilities like TCP/UDP/FTP/FTPS/HTTP/HTTPS/SMTP/POP3 and MMS, the module provides much flexibility and ease of integration for customer's application.

The miniPCIe type SIM7100E-PCIE is a SIM7100E module combined with a miniPCIE adapter

•  Five band FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7/B8/B20
•  Dual band TDD-LTE B38/B40
•  Dual band UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+ B1/B8
•  Dual band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800MHz
•  Qualcomm MDM9215 based
•  ARM Cortex™ A5, QDSP6 core processors
•  LTE: 50Mbps-up & 100Mbps-down
•  Supply voltage: 3.4 to 4.2V
•  Operating temperature: -40° to +85176C
•  Control Via AT Commands or Gobi API
•  Standalone GNSS
•  SMT package, dimensions 30x30x2.9mm

•  Smart metering
•  Healthcare and alarm products
•  Mobile POS

ELA Innovation launched a new wireless RFID magnetic sensor the COIN MAG. The Coin MAG has been development by the idea that we want to know real time if the door of your trailer or container is opened, or when a door in your building or your home is opened or closed

This new sensor directly integrates a magnetic sensor, coupled with its permanent actuator, the COIN MAG immediately transmits any change of state with its actuator. In addition, it can transmit regularly a " keep alive" frame.

This new sensor is as compact as the COIN ID (36mm, thickness 10mm), with the same transmission range (80m in open field). It is easy to install, easy to use and therefor the most appropriate industrial answer in asset security and building monitor applications.

The COIN MAG completes the existing COIN family, composed of the COIN ID for identification and location, the COIN T for temperature monitoring, the COIN RH for humidity monitoring and the COIN MOV for secure outdoor assets.

•   Wireless RFID sensor 433MHz
•   Internal magnetic sensor
•   To be used with its actuator MAGNET02
•   Switching detection of 10mm
•   User-definable tag’s identifier (RW)
•   Specific ID code's for low level of battery
•   High range: up to 80 meters (open field)
•   Autonomy: 2,5 years (according to settings)
•   Waterproof IP68, white delrin case
•   Ultra Compact anti-hanging shape (ø 36mm - H: 10mm - W: 11g)
•   RoHS Compliant

•   Asset security
•   Building monitoring
•   Real time theft protection
•   Truck and anti-tempering detection

Maestro Wireless Solutions has released the E205X machine-to-machine router with 3G and combinations for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi connectivity. The versatile, reliable and rugged router is designed for mission-critical enterprise applications requiring faultless connectivity.

The E205X can be configured through an easy-to-use web interface. A configuration wizard will help the user step by step to setup the router and to select their primary and redundancy network. Advanced configuration such as VPN, IPsec, OpenVPN and Wi-Fi hotspot setting are also directly available through the web interface.

There are 2 models; the cost-effective HSDPA ensures always-on connectivity for 2G migration or low-latency applications such as energy and sales & payment, while the HSPA penta-band is ideal for deployment in vertical markets requiring high-speed or global roaming such as security and transportation.

Remote management is also available through an HTTPS connection.

•   3G / WAN / LAN / Wi-Fi cellular
•   GPS NMEA outputs
•   Support PPTP / IpSec / L2TP / OpenVPN
•   Automatic WAN / cellular failover
•   Wide 9-60VDC power input
•   Configuration and firmware upgrade OTA
•   Management and configuration via GUI
•   Operating temperature -20°C to +60°C
•   Dimension 83.9 x 60 x 25mm

•   Sales payment
•   Automatic meter reading
•   Monitoring and control
The COIN series from ELA Innovation is a series of long range active RFID tags operating at a frequency of 433MHz. Compared with passive RFID tags, active tags can generally be interrogated at a greater distance, and their signals can pass more readily through a trailer wall or other materials.

The read range of these tags can reach up to 100 meters (in open air) with a battery life of 10 years or more. The smallest tag in the COIN series measures just 36mm in diameter and 10mm in thickness. ELA innovation offers a wide range of active RFID readers to facilitate integration of your RFID solution.

The COIN series is available three version: a standard-, a high capacity- and an OEM board version.

•  Ultra compact, 36mm diameter, 10mm thickness
•  433MHz operating frequency
•  Robust design, IP68 waterproof
•  Resistant to shocks and chemical agents
•  User-definable tag identifier (RW)
•  High distance range: up to 80 meters (open field)
•  Autonomy: up to 10 years
•  Compact anti-hanging shape

People safety: a typical application example

How can you automatically count the people entering a construction site or detect people walking near construction equipment?

A long-range COIN ID RFID tag fixed to people's helmets can be used to detect the direction of their movement as they pass in front of the reader terminal, without any action on their part.

SIMCom presents a small, high performance and reliable assisted GPS module the SIM28M. This is standalone L1 frequency GPS module in a SMT type body.

SIM28M module is designed with the high sensitivity navigation engine. This allows you to achieves the industry’s highest levels of sensitivity, accuracy, and Time-to-First-Fix (TTFF) with a low power consumption.

Customer can get the EPO data from the server and save it at the flash module (valid 14 days). It stays valid after shutdown the power.

There is a lite version SIM28ML, this module saves the EPO data at the RAM module (valid 6 hours), invalid after power off. For example: the customer wants to save the EPO data (14 days) at host side. The host can send the last 6 hours EPO data to the SIM28ML every time the power is on.

•  Support EASY™ self-generated orbit prediction, EPO™ orbit prediction
•  Support AGPS, SBAS ranging, Jamming removing
•  Integrated low-noise amplifier
•  Serial interface: UART
•  Digital I/O: GPIO, Timemark (PPS)
•  Protocols: NMEA, PMTK, PSIM
•  High sensitivity
•  Time-to-first-fix (TTFF)
•  Receiver22 tracking/66 acquisition channel GPS receiver GPS L1, C/A Code
•  Max update rate: 10Hz
•  Power: 2.8 to 4.3V
•  Operation temperature: -40° to +85 176C
•  Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.7 x 2.5mm
•  Weight: 0.5g

•  Mobile phone
•  Personal navigation devices
•  Asset tracking
•  Vehicle navigation
•  Machine to machine (M2M)

The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors from Insight SiP are autonomous low-power devices for wireless detection and transmission. These sensors are available in a variety of different sensors which can detect light, orientation, motion and temperature.

These BLE sensors are based on the Insight SiP ISP091201 BLE module combined with low power host processor, detection sensor and small primary button cell battery CR1632 or lower capacity CR1620. Overall size of the device is 18x29x6 mm.

The host processor that handles the autonomous sensor application, the high level portion of the BLE protocol stack and communication with the sensor is a low power 32-bit MCU (ARM Cortex-M0 based), with 56kB flash memory and 8kB SRAM. The sensor communicates via an I2C bus with the application processor.

An interface board is available from Insight SIP and allows for easy flash programming the LPC1114FHI33/302 application processor via the 14 pin FPC connector.

Sensors selection guide

•  Single Mode BLE v4.0 slave module
•  Based on Nordic Semiconductor uBlue family
•  ARM Cortex M0 based
•  Includes transceiver, baseband, software stack
•  Fully integrated RF matching and antenna
•  Integrated 16 MHz crystal clock
•  Ultra low power consumption
•  16MHz crystal clock for application processor
•  32.768kHz crystal for BLE protocol sync.
•  Overall size: 18x29x6mm
•  Temperature: -40 to +85 °C

•  Sport, fitness and health care sensors
•  Gaming sensors
•  Out of range sensors
•  Lighting monitoring
•  Temperature monitoring
The ISP130301 a new generation BLE module introduced by Insight SIP. It measures only 11x8x1.2 mm and integrates the nRF51822 chip from Nordic Semiconductor.

The module includes in addition to the nRF51822 and its 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 microprocessor, 256 kB of Flash memory, and full suite of analog and digital peripherals, a DC-DC converter, integrated RF antenna, 16 MHz and 32 kHz high stability quartz oscillators, plus an RF matching circuit and passive components. This module forms a complete standalone bluetooth low energy node.

The Insight SiP ISP130301 can be configured to operate in slave or master mode, requires no external supporting components beyond an on-board 2.1 to 3.6V power source and for sensing applications, an appropriate sensor. The module is specifically designed for both PC and smart phone peripherals and ultra-low power applications such as sports and wellness sensors.

In addition, Insight SiP has also developed its own development kit the ISP130301-DK1 which is available for purchase separately.

•  Single mode BLE v4.0 slave or master
•  Proprietary 2.4 GHz protocols
•  Based on Nordic Semiconductor nRF51 family
•  2.4GHz low energy RF transceiver
•  32bit ARM Cortex M0 CPU with 256kB flash
•  Analog and digital peripherals
•  Ultra low power consumption
•  Single 2.1 to 3.6 V supply
•  Very small size 8.0 x 11.0 x 1.2 mm
•  Temperature -25 to 75 °C
•  Fully integrated RF matching and antenna
•  Integrated 16 MHz and 32.768 kHz clocks

•  Space constrained bluetooth low energy slave devices
•  Sport and fitness sensors
•  Health care sensors
•  Out of range (OOR) sensors
•  Personal user interface devices (PUID)
•  Remote controls
The ISP1302 from Insight SIP is a smart Bluetooth module based on the nRF51 Bluetooth Low Energy chip from Nordic Semiconductor in an ultra-small LGA package of only 8.0 x 8.0 x 1.0 mm. The module integrates the antenna, the RF matching circuit, all decoupling and load capacitors plus the 16 MHz crystal oscillator. The ISP1302 works as a complete bi-directional transmitter/receiver.

The Bluetooth module is perfectly suited for devices that requires low power wireless connectivity and low cost. It is designed in accordance with the Bluetooth Smart (low energy) specification contained within v4.1 of the overall Bluetooth specification.

The ISP1302 has several end applications, the antenna was designed to be compatible with several ground-plane antenna sizes such as USB dongles or cell phones. It illustrates Insight SiP’s expertise in RF & Front End miniaturization and antenna integration.

The modules are specifically designed for both PC and smart phone peripherals and ultra-low power applications such as sports and wellness sensors.

•   Ultra Small size LGA Package 8 x 8 x 1 mm
•   Based on nRF51 SoC BLE transceiver
•   32-bit ARM Cortex - M0 CPU
•   Available with 128 K Flash & 16K SRAM
•   Antenna and Matching integrated
•   MCU and radio 16MHz crystal integrated
•   16 IOs including 5 ADC and 1 analog reference
•   Supports Bluetooth v4.1
•   External synchronization 32kHz crystal (optional)
•   External DC/DC loading circuit connection (optional)
•   IPv6 Connectivity
•   Single 1.8 to 3.6 V supply
•   Temperature -40 to +85 °C

•   High volume BLE applications
•   Connected sensors for medical devices, healthcare, sports, fitness, industrial
•   IoT applications, connected objects
•   Wearable technology
•   Home automation
•   Beacons
Gemalto announced the Cinterion EHS8 M2M module which has a global Five-Band 3G connectivity with embedded GPS in a miniaturized footprint.

The EHS8 module offers the latest Java ME 3.2 client runtime platform optimized for resource-constrained M2M applications. By sharing resources such as memory, a large code base and proven software building blocks it significantly reduces of the total cost of ownership (TCO) and development timelines.

The improved Java concept uses Multi MIDlet Java execution to simultaneously host and run multiple applications and protocols. An extended security concept with the latest TLS/SSL engine provides secure and reliable TCP/IP connectivity while an enriched internal flash file system enables royalty free firmware updates over-the-air (FOTA) when required.

The EHS8 module is the ideal solution for limited dimension, long life applications such as track and trace solutions.

•   3GPP Rel.7 Compliant Protocol Stack
•   Integrated 32 Channel GNSS receiver
•   Five Bands UMTS (WCDMA/FDD) Bands: 800, 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz
•   Quad-Band GSM Bands: 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz
•   SIM Application Toolkit, letter class " b", " c", " e" with BIP and RunAT support
•   Control via standardized and extended AT commands
•   TCP/IP stack access via AT command and transparent TCP/UDP services
•   Secure Connection with TLS
•   Internet Services TCP/UDP server/client, DNS, Ping, HTTP, FTP client
•   LGA pad soldering mount, MSL4
•   Supply voltage range 3.1 - 4.5 V,
•   Highly optimized for minimal power consumption
•   Dimension: 27.6 x 25.4 x 2.2 mm
•   Extended operating temperature range: -40°C to +90°C

•   Track and trace
•   Transportation
•   Security
•   M2M application

The R2000 Dual from Robustel is an industrial grade 4G LTE router with two cellular modules and two SIM cards for multiple carriers and continuous cellular connections. This programmable router only needs 3 seconds to switch between two mobile networks in case of network failure.
The EHS6 terminal from Gemalto is a simple and reliable plug-and-play communication device. With this terminal new M2M implementers can make a quick connection to their industrial application by using wireless technology. With very little integration and approval efforts, it provides a cost effective, swift solution for enterprise optimization technology.

The Cinterion gateways are in different versions universal industrial interfaces available. Interfaces such as USB or Ethernet . The terminals are compact, have a rugged housing with integrated SIM card holder and a has several mounting options

The EHS6T terminal with Java™ offers easy and fast application development, a broad choice of tools, high code reusability, easy maintenance, a proven security concept, on-device debugging as well as multi-threading programming and program execution.

Comparison overview
Cinterion module EHS6 EHS6 EHS5T
RS-232 (Sub-D) x x -
USB (USB-B) x - x
Weidmüller connector (GPIOs, SPI, I2C, RS-485) x (no RS-485) x (no RS-485) x
Ethernet (RJ45) - x x
Power supply (RJ11) x x x
RF antenna x x x

•   Terminal
•   Five Band 3G HSPA ) Bands: 800, 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz
•   USB 2.0
•   FOTA configurable & royalty-free
•   Quad Band, GSM Bands: 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz
•   GPRS/EDGE, Class 12
•   JAVA embedded
•   TCP/IP stack access via AT command and transparent TCP services
•   Secure Connection for client IP services
•   Advanced temperature management
•   Flexible mounting
•   RLS monitoring

•   Metering
•   Remote monitoring
•   Transportation
•   Security
•   M2M application
The SIM868 is a complete quad-band GSM/GPRS module which combines GNSS technology for satellite navigation made by SIMCom. Featuring an industry-standard interface and GNSS function, it allows variable assets to be tracked seamlessly at any location and anytime with signal coverage.

The SIM868 has a compact design which integrated GPRS and GPS/Glonass in a SMT package. This will significantly save time and costs for customers to develop GNSS enabled applications. The operation temperature is -40°C ~85°C and supply a wealth of application interfaces.
In addition to support GSM/GPRS and GPS, the SIM868 also has voice, MMS and Bluetooth.

The SIM868 can fit almost in all customers applications because of his small size.

•   Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900MHz
•   Multi-GNSS, 33 tracking/99 acquisition channel
•   Sensitivity: -165 dBm
•   Time-To-First-Fix
•   Cold starts: 25s (typ.)
•   Hot starts: <1s (typ.)
•   Serial interface
•   Embedded TCP/UDP/FTP/HTTP/SMTP/POP3/SSL protocol
•   Operation temperature:-40°C ~ +85°C
•   Supply voltage range 3.4 ~ 4.4V
•   Low power consumption
•   Dimensions: 17.6*15.7*2.3mm, Weight: 1.5g

•   Mobile devices
•   AVL, automatic vehicle location devices
•   Asset tracking devices
•   People tracking devices

ELA Innovation develops readers and active RFID tags to monitor goods for the tracking of tools and equipment in the logistics industry, as well as man-down alarm technology. Its activities hinge around the research & development, manufacturing and sales of high range active RFID solutions, industrial wireless sensors and connected objects.

ELA’s greatest growth has been in the deployment of ’telematics solutions’ for trucks and trailers, in which data about goods and drivers is transmitted via wireless sensors and tags to a reader, and is then forwarded by a cellular connection, such as the
FOX3 from Falcom, to a back-end server.

The systems are used to identify the conditions of goods within a trailer, along with the open or closed status of the trailer door. This information is paired with GPS-based data, collected by a user’s automatic vehicle location box (such as the FOX3 from Falcom) and sent to a server. This way users can receive alerts of the unexpected opening of a trailer or the breaching of an accepted temperature range within the trailer.

•   Wide range of active tags, readers, software and antennas
•   Long RF range (up to 100m)
•   Robust industrial products
•   Trailer’s temperature and humidity monitoring
•   Trailer & Driver ID
•   Event detection (doors opening, contact detection, asset’s movement, etc.)
•   Active RFID Integration with fleet management solutions
•   Automatic asset inventory
•   Battery life up to 10 years

•   Refrigerated transport
•   Transport of blood
•   Biomedical transport
•   Pharmaceutical industry
•   Monitoring drill temperature

At picture
1. SCIEL reader lite connected to FOX3
2. Active RFID tag for Driver ID
3. Active RFID tag for Trailer ID
4. Wireless RFID Temperature Sensor for Temperature Monitoring
5. Wireless RFID Humidity Monitoring
6. Active RFID TAG for Asset ID for Automatic Inventory
7. Wireless RFID Magnetic Sensor for Door Opening Detection

The new generation of Lena PCI Express MiniCard Data Module series is designed for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications in partnership with Gemalto, the worldwide leading supplier of wireless modules for the cellular M2M communication market.

The wireless communication card modules of Innocom are based on the miniPCI Express Mini Card standard with USB 2.0 interface. The cards support a variety of advanced air interfaces such as GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, UMTS, HSPA+, EV-DO, LTE (Europe & America).

The miniPCI Express cards from Innocomm enables any mobile computing device to be a communication tool!

Features 3G and 4G module
•   Full size form factor 51x 30 x 4.75 mm
•   Power: 3.0 ~ 3.6V
•   Operation temperature: -30176C to +85176C
•   Supports Windows, Linux and Android
•   Interface: USB 2.0, USIM/SIM, wake-up, status LED, reset
•   Sim card holder for M2M and vertical applications (optional)

Features 3G module
•   3GPP rel.7 compliant protocol stack
•   Air interface: GSM/GPRS/EDGE and WCDMA/UMTS/HSPA
•   Data speed: DL: 7.2 Mbps UL: 5.76 Mbps

Features 4G module
•   World wide band coverage
•   Data speed: DL: 14.4 Mbps UL: 5.76 Mbps

•   Wireless terminal
•   Fleet management
•   Tracking
•   Utility metering
•   In-Vehicle infotainment
•   Vending machines

The COIN MOV from ELA Innovation is a long range active RFID tag with internal motion sensor operating at a frequency of 433MHz. Active RFID is a form of Auto ID (automatic identification) characterized by the use of ID tags which are self-powered and typically emit a signal at a predefined rate. Compared with passive RFID tags, active tags can generally be interrogated at a greater distance, and their signals can pass more readily through a trailer wall or other materials.

The compact, IP68 waterproof COIN MOV can detect any critical movement of assets in large areas, indoor as well as outdoor. The read range of these tags can reach up to 80 meters (in open air) with a battery life of 4 years or more. If the measured movement is higher than the user programmed threshold, the COIN MOV sensor sends its identification code and movement value. Detected by an active RFID reader connected to a security system this signal will alert security people or generates protection relevant actions (visual or sound alarms, activation of surveillance cams e.g.)

•  433MHz Active RFID tag
•  Ultra-compact anti-hanging shape, 36mm diameter, 10mm thickness
•  Internal motion sensor
•  Robust design, IP68 waterproof white DELRIN casing
•  Movement threshold management
•  Multiple frame's emission cycle (alarm mode, sleep mode)
•  User-definable tag's identifier (RW)
•  Specific ID code's for low level of battery
•  High distance range: up to 80m (open field)
•  Autonomy: up to 4 years (according to settings)
•  Operating temperature: -30° to +70°C
•  RoHS compliant

•  Asset security

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