Qorvo® announced that SIMCom Wireless Solutions, a leading global Internet of Things (IoT) supplier, has selected Qorvo to provide the RF solution for its new NB-IoT modules.
The SIMCom SIM7000A and SIM7000C modules target high-volume cellular smart metering and asset tracking applications that use low-power wide-area networks based on the new NB-IoT and LTE CAT-M1 (eMTC) standards. At least 11 operators have already launched NB-IoT or LTE CAT-M1 networks, with a further 14 networks planned, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). ABI Research predicts that low-power wide-area networks will be the world’s fastest-growing connectivity technology through 2025, supporting four billion IoT devices by that date.
The Qorvo NB-IoT RF solution optimizes performance and low power consumption in high-volume, low-power IoT applications. Designed for global use, it helps IoT manufacturers reduce cost by minimizing the need to regionalize their products. The solution includes high-efficiency power amplifiers and a low-loss switch.
Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo’s Mobile Products Group, said, “IoT is strategically important for Qorvo, and we are excited to support SIMCom, one of the world’s leading IoT suppliers. The RF solution in the highly anticipated LTE SIM7000A and SIM7000C NB-IoT/eMTC modules expands our portfolio of IoT offerings and helps further establish Qorvo’s position in the fast-expanding global markets for low-power connected devices.”