Sequans latest module, the Monarch 2 GM02S, supporting LTE-M and NB-IoT, is now licensed by AT&T and approved to operate on AT&T’s network.
Certification of the module by AT&T follows the June 1 ADAPT certification of the Monarch 2 (SQN3430) chip on which the module is based.
Monarch 2 GM02S is an advanced LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 connectivity solution based on Sequans’ second-generation Monarch 2 chip platform, designed and optimised to support massive IoT. The new module provides significant improvements in performance and power consumption, providing migration for Monarch 1 customers. Monarch 2 GM02S is the first member of Sequans next generation S-series module family, featuring a very small yet cost-effective form factor that requires no external components, the company said.
It also provides powerful support for integrated SIM (iUICC), enabled by its integrated high level EAL5+ secure enclave that is standards-based and GSMA-compliant, providing security for IoT devices.
The module also includes Sequans’ Single-SKU RF front end, supporting deployment in any band worldwide, for deployment capability. A low-power application MCU allows customers to port their own code into the module via a feature rich SDK.
The Monarch 2 GM02S module has been shipping in volume since early 2021 and is being used to add LTE-M and/or NB-IoT connectivity to IoT devices of all types.