Remo Wireless selects Sequans–ST IoT platform for IoT tracker devices

STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018


Remo Wireless, a Chinese developer of IoT devices and integrated solutions, has selected the CLOE IoT tracker platform from LTE-for-IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications and semiconductor supplier STMicroelectronics to design into a variety of IoT tracker products for customers in North America, Japan and China.

CLOE — Connecting and Locating Objects Everywhere — combines Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M chip with ST’s Teseo III GNSS chip in an all-in-one IoT tracker product-development solution for ODMs worldwide. A turnkey IoT tracker solution for OEMs and ODMs, CLOE integrates a power management unit (PMU), LTE, GNSS, memories and a microcontroller in a 30 x 40 mm package.

CLOE is intelligently engineered to address multiple tracking applications with good battery life, location accuracy, reachability, mobility and reporting periodicity. Designed with separated GNSS, LTE-M and application domain power systems, CLOE allows its GNSS subsystem to continue to track while other domains are shut down, allowing rock-bottom power consumption.

“We selected CLOE because it delivers the most powerful IoT tracker development solution we’ve seen anywhere by combining the best-in-class technologies from both Sequans and ST,” said Lu Biao, senior marketing and sales director, Remo Wireless. “CLOE is a complete and compact pre-integrated solution that includes LTE-M, MEMS and GNSS, and can be expanded to include Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi in an extremely small form factor. We are developing solutions including asset trackers, pets and kids’ trackers, onboard diagnosis II (OBDII) devices and more.”

“Remo Wireless is a very aggressive and successful ODM and our collaboration with them on CLOE is yielding excellent results,” said Danny Kedar, VP, IoT Business Unit, Sequans. “CLOE’s power as a turnkey tracker solution is being put to good use with Remo customers who are designing highly efficient LTE for IoT trackers for several applications.”

“CLOE is a result of our close and efficient cooperation with Sequans, and Remo Wireless is the first ODM to benefit from it,” said Antonio Radaelli, infotainment BU director, STMicroelectronics. “The tracker products Remo is developing will benefit from CLOE’s integrated LTE-M and GNSS capabilities that we combined to operate independently at the lowest possible power consumption.”

CLOE is optimised for production based on a full bill of materials that includes LTE, GNSS, accelerometer, power supply, battery management, LED and button management. The modular design enables copy/paste to optimise BOM cost and is easily customisable.

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