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TMCNet:  Faststream Technologies Unveils Solutions for IoT Ecosystem With NB-IoT/LTE-M

[March 15, 2017]

Faststream Technologies Unveils Solutions for IoT Ecosystem With NB-IoT/LTE-M

BANGALORE, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The season of growth is just around the corner in many parts of the world and so is the Embedded World Conference 2017, which is happening on March 14-16, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany. Embedded World unites over 30,000 experts focusing on embedded systems and software application devices, and Faststream Technologies is delighted to announce their participation once more this year in Hall 3, STAND NO 3-522A.

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The point in time at which LTE becomes to be the leading connectivity technology in the Internet of Things is open to question, it is clear that's where the world is heading towards it and the time is coming too close rapidly. The eruptive growth of the IoT is forecasted to get to several billions of devices in the next couple of years and the unprecedented high adoption rate of LTE have triggered a tidal wave of new business possibilities not just for mobile operators, but also for gadget manufacturers that are now extremely incentivized to connect their gadgets to the Internet through LTE.

Beyond traditional manufacturers of routers, smartphones, and tablet computers, the LTE-enabled IoT uses a myriad of new business opportunities to non-traditional gadget manufacturers based upon connecting devices to the Internet that have never ever been connected in the past - gadgets that develop significantly new efficiency for home and business, transport, power, farming, healthcare, security, retail, advertising and a lot more.

The extensive nature of LTE's all-IP architecture makes it excellent option for IoT applications. LTE gives integrated security along with durable and scalable traffic management capabilities, yet the primary driver for LTE in the IoT is economic. Considering that LTE is considerably a lot more spectrally-efficient compared to 2G or 3G, delivering information over a 4G LTE network could be done at a much lower cost each bit.

LTE hereof is 2 or 3 times more reliable and efficient when compared to 3G; and 20 times more reliable and efficient when compared to 2G. An expert has approximated that data costing a dollar to send over a 2G network could be sent out over an LTE network for a mere 5 cents. For this, effective economic incentive, operators all over the world are aggressively re-farmig their 2G and 3G spectrum and moving swiftly to LTE. In the USA, Japan and South Korea, LTE coverage already exceeds 3G coverage and so the emerging market is set to follow this trend.


IoT-friendly LTE chipsets are the foundation for the new age of LTE device development and the most effective solutions are flexible, reliable, and affordable. There are LTE components and chipsets available today which have been specifically crafted for this purpose. Highly customized and enhanced for M2M and IoT devices, these new solutions provide all features and functionality required to build durable, long-serving LTE devices for numerous applications at a much lower cost. The features include a little impact, ultra-low power consumption, a mature and adjustable software suite, and 'drop-in' simplicity for ease-of-integration, required for the many non-traditional device-makers without wireless expertise. Overall, single-mode LTE chipsets and components supply a perfect equilibrium of feature functionality and cost for a price to performance ratio that strengthens business case for numerous types of devices.

LTE for IoT solution provider Faststream Technologies today introduced LTE for IoT solution, a highly-integrated system-on-chip that incorporates IoT optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT platform with a low-power ARM ® Cortex ®-M4 processor, low power sensor unit center, GPU and display controller, and media processing engine, done in one compact package of much less compared to 90 square millimeters. It is created to enhance the development of many types of IoT gadgets, consisting of trackers, wearables, sensor units, utility meters, and other smart home and city applications.

"We've taken our industry-leading LTE-M/NB-IoT chip platform and integrated it on a single silicon element with the processing power required for many of today's most prominent IoT applications these days," stated Vinay Bansal, CEO of Faststream Technologies. Our LTE IoT services and solutions remove the need of including external processors to run IoT applications supporting voice, music, graphics display, sensor unit or location information collection. Its integrated elements are highly optimized for power-efficiency, making it possible for LTE-M or NB-IoT applications to run for several years on small batteries and deliver industry-leading price/performance ability.

SoC Main Components

  • Based on Sequans' Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform with baseband, RF, RAM and power management, and integrating:
    • ARM Cortex-M4 processor
    • Media processing engine for audio and voice applications, including support for VoLTE on LTE-M
    • Low power sensor hub
    • GPU and display controller
    • IoT interfaces for USB, screen, microphone, battery, GNSS, SIM card, secure element, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, keyboard, accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensors
  • Single chip FC-CSP package

The rate at which LTE is being embraced for IoT devices is remarkable. We are already seeing LTE embedded in utility meters, automobiles, wellness tracking devices, security cameras, and public security systems, and new applications are being developed and released almost daily. It is clear that LTE is the future of the IoT, so, to be future-proof, IoT devices, which in most cases will remain in the field for 10 years or more, should be LTE.

About Embedded World Conference: 

Embedded World - the leading international fair for embedded systems

Be it security for electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things or e-mobility and energy efficiency - the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg enables users to experience the whole world of embedded systems.

Discover the innovations from the embedded sector, meet experts and acquire new customers: Over 930 exhibitors and numerous speakers from 42 countries will be presenting the entire spectrum - ranging from construction elements through modules and full systems, operating systems, hardware and software to services to more than 30,000 trade visitors and approximately 1,700 conference participants from 73 countries.

About the Company:

Faststream Technologies, a leading global design and engineering services and solutions company, focused on complete software and hardware product development. The company focuses on building IoT and mobile solutions that aid clients transform their concepts and existing products into next-gen technologies. Faststream builds converged solutions using the most up-to-date hardware, BI, IoT and cloud technologies for technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications and enterprise clients.

More details about the company can be gathered by calling them at+1-310-491-0410 or shoot them a mail at info@faststreamtech.com. Connect with them on Twitter @faststreamtech.


Faststream Technologies Pvt Ltd
111 N La Brea Ave
Suite 608
Inglewood
CA 90301

https://faststreamtech.com



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