Internet of Things News Headlines Update on May 30, 2021

OQ Technology set to launch the first IoT commercial satellite

OQ Technology will be launching next month its first commercial satellite to a sun-synchronous orbit via a launch agreement with Spaceflight. The smallsat will lift off on the SpaceX Transporter-2 mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than June 2021. Spaceflight is managing the procurement, mission management, and integration of the spacecraft for the upcoming launch.

OQ Technology set to launch the first IoT commercial satellite
OQ Technology set to launch the first IoT commercial satellite

Murata and Nowi partner on powering IoT devices

Murata and Nowi are working together to enable and simplify the development of sustainable energy-autonomous IoT platforms for use in plug-and-forget applications.

The objective of this collaboration is to bring to market reference platforms and designs that use Murata’s small, low power consumption LoRa modules, powered by Nowi’s compact and efficient energy harvesting PMIC.

The 60 by 65mm modular platform is designed to increase development versatility for end-users, offering LoRa connectivity by embedding Murata’s 1SJ or ABZ module and sending the data from the external sensor attached to the onboard sensor socket.

Combined with Nowi’s small NH2 energy harvesting PMIC, the platform allows for simple and fast development of low-cost energy-autonomous LoRa connected products. The PMIC is designed to extract power efficiently from ambient energy sources to charge a wide variety of energy storage elements.

Wind River Studio improves security for mission-critical systems

Wind River has made security enhancements to its Studio cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems. Studio lets companies meet rigorous cyber-security and anti-tamper requirements, helping secure devices and systems through development, deployment, and operations.

Quectel and Telit back Qualcomm 5G IoT modem

Quectel and Telit are supporting Qualcomm’s purpose-built IoT modem equipped with 5G connectivity and optimized for industrial applications. The Qualcomm 315 5G IoT modem – RF system is a modem-to-antenna design to support the IoT ecosystem in building upgradeable LTE and 5G devices for IoT verticals, accelerate the adoption of 5G connectivity for IoT, and expand the overall opportunity for 5G in the IoT industry.

315 5G IoT Modem
315 5G IoT Modem
Qualcomm 315 5G IoT Modem Block Diagram
Qualcomm 315 5G IoT Modem Block Diagram

AT&T has certified Telit’s FN980 5G module for use on its 5G nationwide network

Telit’s FN980 5G module series enables bandwidth-intensive IoT applications, including high-definition (HD) surveillance video and digital signage, to take advantage of AT&T’s 5G network in the sub-6GHz spectrum. Telit’s FN980 5G module series powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem-RF system to supports all key 3GPP release 15 5G deployment scenarios, including non-standalone LTE-5G NR dual connectivity (EN-DC) and dynamic spectrum sharing between LTE and 5G.

AT&T has certified Telit’s FN980 5G module for use on its 5G nationwide network
AT&T has certified Telit’s FN980 5G module for use on its 5G nationwide network