With a global set of bands from Telit and unified family form factors, the modules are ideal for 2G to 4G NB-IoT transition and offer the lowest power consumption for battery-driven applications that will help optimize cost. In addition to extending coverage for ubiquitous connectivity, use cases include smart metering for electricity, gas and water, smart city applications, smart agriculture and almost any type of industrial sensor or mass-deployment application—all of which benefit from low power and enhanced coverage without high data rate requirements.
According to Juniper Research, the number of IoT-connected devices is predicted to reach 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: Beyond smart home applications, industrial and public services sectors including retail, utilities, security and surveillance, healthcare and agriculture will collectively provide the largest portion of the device base, with widening applications driving the growth of the NB-IoT chipset market from USD 272 million in 2019 to USD 2,002 million by 2024.
The NE310H2-W1, with its 15- x 18-mm LGA form factor, is perfect for size-constrained applications with low power consumption. The module is and pin-to-pin compatible with 2G and LTE-M modules of the miniature Telit xE310 family. Optimized for ease-of-design, high yield and low-cost manufacturing, this module is compliant to 3GPP Release 14 Cat NB2. The NE310H2 is also backward compatible with 3GPP Release 13 and LTE Cat NB1 standard.