The u-blox ALEX-R5, a miniature mobile module, integrates LPWA (Low Energy Huge Space) connectivity and GNSS know-how into a really small system-in-box (SiP) type issue. Comprised of totally in-house designed {hardware} elements, ALEX-R5 relies on the safe UBX-R5 LTE-M / NB-IoT chipset platform with out-of-the-box Safe Cloud performance and u-blox M8 GNSS chip for pinpointing accuracy.

ALEX-R5 has a miniature 14 × 14mm footprint, functionally equal to the bigger u-blox SARA-R5 module. Its small dimensions are helpful for small measurement purposes.

The 23dBm mobile transmission energy of the ALEX-R5 ensures that finish gadgets function effectively below all sign situations, even at cell ends, underground, or different harsh situations. A devoted GNSS antenna interface permits simultaneous and utterly impartial operation of the u-blox M8 GNSS chip, equivalent to the efficiency of a stand-alone u-blox M8 module. u-blox IoT Location-as-a-Service with CellLocate and AssistNow (on-line, offline and standalone) additional improves positioning efficiency.

ALEX-R5 is optimized for power-sensitive and battery-dependent purposes, addressing widespread points in small-scale purposes reminiscent of transportable gadgets and linked medical gadgets. It achieves this by making the most of the decrease energy modes of the UBX-R5 and UBX-M8 u-blox chipsets and offering customers with choices to additional stability energy consumption and efficiency utilizing GNSS Tremendous-E mode.

Its rugged SiP development makes it appropriate for harsh environments, the place humidity or vibration is a matter. ALEX-R5 is rated at Moisture Sensitivity Stage 3 (MSL 3), which reduces the complexity of dealing with and manufacturing of the gadgets.

By bringing all of the tech items collectively in-house and having full possession of the {hardware} and software program, u-blox can guarantee long-term machine uptime and supply lifetime help for your complete platform, as much as on the chipset degree. The Safe Cloud characteristic supporting IoT safety as a service primarily based on an inside hardware-based safe aspect allows a light-weight pre-shared key administration system particularly designed for LPWA gadgets.

ALEX-R5 sustains IoT gadgets and options by permitting prospects to improve the software program of deployed gadgets to make them suitable with 5G networks, offering a transition to the subsequent technology of mobile know-how as 5G networks are deployed by cell operators.



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