Qoitech Teams Up with Thales and Releases Low Power 5G NB-IoT Developer Starter Kit

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

October 05, 2020


Qoitech combined its Otii Arc with Thales' ENS22-E NB-IOT and created the 5G NB-IoT Low-Power Cellular Developer Starter Kit

Qoitech and Thales have just released the result of their latest cooperation, the 5G NB-IoT Low-Power Cellular Developer Starter Kit for cellular LPWAN technologies.

Assessing application parameters, calculating battery lifetime, and estimating performance across a range of environmental and network dynamics may be just a few of the challenges ahead of everyone working with low-power devices. Qoitech teamed up with Thales to tackle these challenges and provide developers with insights on low power performances of the NB-IoT and LTE-M technologies. They've combined Thales' ENS22-E NB-IOT dev kit with their Otii Arc, added suitable accessories, and created the 5G NB-IoT Low-Power Cellular Developer Starter Kit, which is available at Digi-Key.

Otii Arc's functionality as a power analyzer, power supply, and log sync, all-in one, complements Thales' DevKit to suitably evaluate and prototype narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) connectivity and its energy consumption. The combination of both will allow developers to test prototypes in a laboratory environment. Sensors, actuators, or any other additional interfaces are connected to external applications via pin headers before conducting current and voltage measurements in real-time, enabling analysis of an energy profile synced to device UART logs.

For more information, visit: https://www.qoitech.com/

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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