Due to the narrow range of previous cellular standards, so far smart meters areusually equipped with a proprietary solution working on the Sub-GHz frequency bands, which transmits the data to a central gateway. The gateway sends then the collected data via GSM or LTE to the cloud.
LTE-M, NB-IoT as well as the use of the 450 MHz band improve the range significantly and make the need of a gateway obsolete. Data can be send now directly from the meter to the cloud.
The ME310G1-W2 LTE-M/NB-IoT module supports LTE Cat M1 and NB2 in accordance to the 3GPP release 14. It integrates additionally an GNSS receiver. Thanks to the very small form factor of only 15 x 18mm, the module is also ideally suited for smaller designs.
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Anja Schaal, Team Leader Product Marketing Wireless
+49 7231 801 1471 | anja.schaal(at)rutronik.com