Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Cellular module for LPWA applications

31 July 2019 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

u-blox has announced the SARA R5 series of LTE M and NB-IoT modules for low-power wide-area (LPWA) IoT applications.

The secure element is compliant with EAL5+ High common criteria certification, which makes the module well suited to protect sensitive assets and communications. It also features a lightweight and low-power pre-shared key (PSK) management system that is tailored to the needs of IoT applications, along with a comprehensive set of security features.

SARA R5 comes in two product variants. Featuring a built-in M8 GNSS receiver, the R511M targets mobile applications in the automotive, fleet management, tracking and telematics sectors. The GNSS receiver’s chip-down design includes a dedicated GNSS antenna interface and can run in parallel with the cellular connection.

The second product variant, SARA R510M, is optimised to deliver the lowest achievable power consumption, drawing less than 1 µA of current in power save mode, making it ideal for metering, smart city, connected health, security and surveillance, remote monitoring and other battery powered applications.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 21 555 8400, andrew@rfdesign.co.za



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