Peripheral development boards are based on LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity

The LTE IOT 8 Click is the latest member of the Click peripheral development boards, available from MikroElectronika (Mikroe). The LTE IoT 8 Click board is designed for wearables, asset tracking, industrial monitoring and smart metering projects.

LTE IoT 8 Click is a compact add-on board that features the SKY66430-11, a multi-band multi-chip system in package (SiP) supporting 5G Massive IoT (LTE-M/NB-IoT) platforms from Skyworks Solutions and Sequans Communications. The pre-certified SiP integrates the entire RF front end, transceiver, power management, memory, and baseband modem for an LTE multi-band radio operating in the 698 to 2200MHz frequency range.

Click boards are based on the 16-pin mikroBUS standard for sockets on a development board invented by Mikroe. Click boards enable design engineers to change peripherals easily, cutting months off development time. Many leading microcontroller companies, including Microchip, NXP, Infineon, Dialog, STM, Analog Devices, Renesas and Toshiba now include the mikroBUS socket on their development boards.

LTE IoT 8 Click is supported by a mikroSDK-compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. The Click board is supplied as a fully tested product, ready to be used on any system equipped with the mikroBUS socket.

While there is a Click board to suit most configurations, says Mikroe, it also offers to make one if a customer needs something different.

In 2011, Mikroe invented the mikroBUS development socket standard and the compact Click boards that use the standard to dramatically cut development time. Now the company offers 1000 Click boards – 10 times more than competitors, says the company – and the mikroBUS standard is included by leading microcontroller companies on their development boards. SiBrain is Mikroe’s latest standard, for MCU development add-on boards and sockets. Mikroe also claims to make the world’s widest range of compilers and also provides development environments, development boards, smart displays and program debuggers.

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