Riot Micro and Amarisoft Demonstrate NB-IoT/LTE-M Module Reference Design at Mobile World Congress
February 26, 2018
Ultra low-power module enables 10-year battery life in NB-IoT user equipment
Riot Micro, a start-up providing purpose-built silicon for IoT systems, and telecom software vendor Amarisoft will demonstrate a low-power dual-mode NB-IoT and LTE-M module reference design at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week (booth H5-K13). The demonstration will feature Riot’s RM1000 module design and Amarisoft’s AMARI LTE 100 software running on a compact software defined radio (SDR) platform.
Riot’s module reference design is based on the RM1000 NB-IoT baseband modem and integrates all of the circuitry required to implement NB-IoT and LTE-M into a low cost 18x23mm form factor. Supporting 17 global bands, modules can be built for IoT device OEMs that need a single-SKU design for deployment on global networks. Modules based on the design will feature an ultra-low current in eDRX mode, supporting a battery life in excess of 10 years, making it ideal for a variety of applications for the asset tracking, smart city, smart home and metering markets.
The AMARI LTE 100 is a software suite including eNB, ePC, eMBMS gateway and IMS test server. The software allows end-to-end communication from up to 1000 commercial user devices. AMARI software components are 3GPP release 13 compliant, and are easy to install and configure through JSON config files. The system is ready for automation and administration using Amarisoft’s WebSocket remote API.