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Module maker u-box intros new LTE-M and GNSS ‘combo’ units for low-power IoT

February 8, 2024

Swiss IoT module maker u-blox has announced two new LTE-M cellular module series, the SARA-R52 and LEXI-R52, designed for industrial IoT applications. Both are based on its UBX-R5 cellular chip and integrate GNSS positioning. The firm is pitching them for monitoring and tracking applications in the utilities and logistics markets, as well as in the healthcare sector.

The R52 series introduces a new “combo module” to offer simultaneous GNSS and LTE-M connectivity – described as “important for applications requiring continuous or cyclic tracking”. The SARA-R520M10 has an integrated GNSS receiver (M10) for “concurrent low-power tracking, better time-to-first-fix (TTFF), and improved radio (RF) sensitivity,” the company said. “It is tailored for users who [want a] pre-integrated cellular and GNSS solution,” it added.

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