Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its low-power nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) with integrated LTE-M/NB-IoT modem and GPS has won Embedded Computing Design’s highly prestigious ‘Best in Show’ award at this year’s Embedded World Conference currently being held at Nuremberg in Germany.
nRF9160 SiP takes the unique value proposal of cellular IoT and adds
simplicity to appeal to a broader market,” says Geir Langeland, Nordic
Semiconductor's Director of Sales & Marketing. “It takes cellular
beyond mobile devices and fosters innovation to bring cellular
connectivity to anything. By setting new integration, size, and power
consumption benchmarks, coupled with its ease-of-use, the nRF9160 SiP
unleashes the huge potential of cellular in IoT.”
Langeland adds: “The Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 SiP is also supported by a complete suite of software and development tools to accelerate innovation and product development. As such it enables developers to concentrate on what they do best: design exceptional products and services using cellular technology.
Nordic hired some of the smartest cellular R&D engineers in the world from a bout of rationalization layoffs in Finland between 2011 and 2014 from companies such as Nokia, Microsoft, Broadcom, and ST-Ericsson. This is what enabled Nordic Semiconductor to become a brand-new entrant in the cellular IoT market and to take a completely different approach with its nRF9160 SiP LTE-M/NB-IoT solution.
“Nordic Semiconductor expanded the application-range of Bluetooth wireless technology by abstracting away from the designer all unnecessary technical complexity,” comments Nordic CEO, Svenn-Tore Larsen. “The pre-certified, ready-to-drop-in LTE-M/NB-IoT nRF9160 SiP module promises to do the same for cellular IoT.”
Larsen continues: “It is hard to put into words the amount of hard work Nordic Semiconductor’s R&D engineers has invested into developing the nRF9160 SiP over the past four years. But to see the nRF9160 SiP formally recognized by one of the most prestigious electronics design awards programs in the world is extremely encouraging and only further validates the commercial strategy behind this product.”