Companies from semiconductors to software have partnered to ease the pain for cellular connectivity for IoT design engineers. Engineers designing IoT devices need to focus on the hardware and software for their device’s applications such as smart meters, logistics tracking devices, and so on. For many designers, connectivity is not their area of expertise. Soracom,…
Power, price, security, and easy deployment could lead IoT companies to adopt iSIM over eSIM and plastic SIM cards.
The ALT1350 from Sony Semiconductor Israel also provides LPWA and 2.4 GHz connectivity and LTE-M/NB-IoT protocols.
While eSIM moves carrier information from external cards to internal devices, iSIM moves the SIM down to the chipset. That reduces size and cost.
The LTE extension boards from Sony let you add LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT cellular capabilities to sensors and other devices.
The ALT1255 from Sony reduces cost for IoT connectivity by limiting features found in higher-end parts.