GCT’s GDM7243i LTE chip has been certified by a major US carrier and is now being designed into several IoT modules forLTE Category M1/NB1/EC-GSM and Sigfox
Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2018 – Today at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 in Los Angeles, GCT Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G and 5G LTE mobile semiconductor solutions, announced its multi-mode GDM7243i Hybrid LTE + Sigfox chip is now available and currently in development with several IoT module vendors.
“We have made tremendous progress in the past year developing our GDM7243i LTE chip and making it market-ready, offering superior connectivity options for IoT,” said John Schlaefer, CEO of GCT Semiconductor, Inc. “We are committed to supporting the growing LPWA market and continue to work closely with our partner, Sigfox, to provide optimized solutions for the LTE IoT ecosystem. With the Sigfox Verified GDM7243i, IoT devices can also connect to the global Sigfox network during typical operation and switch to LTE Cat M1, NB1, or EC-GSM networks “on-demand.””
“A year ago, we announced our partnership with GCT and have dedicated our efforts to providing a superior Sigfox + LTE hybrid solution,” said Ajay Rane, VP of MNO Business Development for Sigfox. “The GDM7243i adds Sigfox connectivity to complement cellular (NB-IoT & Cat M1) offering a unique capability for IoT applications requiring ultra-long battery life and global coverage at zero additional cost”
GCT and Sigfox have been working closely for over a year along with several module vendors in the LPWA market. GCT’s GDM7243i is currently in development with various IoT devices for applications such as tracking, wearables, security, agriculture, healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications. GDM7243i enables ultra-long battery life tracking devices to connect using the Sigfox wireless IoT network for several years without the need for frequent battery re-charging.
GDM7243i is part of GCT’s commitment to support customers focused on IoT applications.
For more information about GDM7243i, please visit www.gctsemi.com.
About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G LTE and WiMAX semiconductor solutions. GCT’s market-proven LTE solutions, commercially available since 2010, have enabled fast and reliable LTE connectivity to numerous commercial devices such as smartphones, tablets, hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M applications, etc., for the world’s top LTE carriers. GCT’s system-on-chip solutions integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions, therefore offering complete 4G platform solutions with small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit www.gctsemi.com
Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability. Today, the network is present in 45 countries and on track to cover 60 by 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo.