Qualcomm introduces IoT modem with extremely low power consumption

Source: QualcommQualcomm Technologies, has announced the Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem that requires under one micro-amp (1uA) of sleep current for extremely low average power consumption.

Supporting a wide range of batteries and longer life span in the field, the modem couples ultra-low system-level cut-off voltage with provisions for adapting power usage according to varying source power levels, allowing end devices with power supply levels as low as 2.2 volts.

“The Qualcomm 212 LTE IoT Modem will help usher in a new era for a range of IoT applications around the globe, especially those requiring connectivity deep within buildings combined with low power use, like battery-powered IoT devices that need to operate for 15 years or longer in the field. Its ultra-low power consumption, compact form factor, and low cost will greatly benefit OEMs creating the next generation of low-power IoT devices,” said Vieri Vanghi, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Europe.

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Gemalto, Microsoft, Quectel, Telit, and Verizon are among those that are keen on the new chipset.