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Samsung announces the Exynos i S111 narrowband IoT solution

Samsung Exynos i S111 chip for IoT announced in late August 2018 (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)
Samsung Exynos i S111 chip (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)
The new Exynos i S111 is Samsung's latest narrowband solution for IoT applications that includes a modem, processor, memory, and Global Navigation Satellite System on the same chip. The Exynos i S111 comes as the successor of Samsung's first IoT solution, namely the Exynos i T200, which arrived last year.

Last year, Samsung introduced its first Exynos chip for IoT applications, namely the Exynos i T200. Now, the time has already arrived for a successor. The new Exynos i S111 is a narrowband IoT solution that "offers extremely wide coverage, low-power operation, accurate location feedback and strong security, optimized for today’s real-time tracking applications such as safety wearables or smart meters," reveals Samsung.

As usually happens with such hardware solutions for IoT applications, the Exynos i S111 integrates virtually everything in a single chip. In this case, the chipset includes an LTE Rel. 14-capable modem, a processor, memory, and a Global Navigation Satellite System.

Thanks to the power saving and reception technologies used, a device powered by the Exynos i S111 can stay dormant for very long periods (up to a decade or more). The data transmitted by the Exynos i S111 is secured thanks to a Security Sub-System hardware block and a Physical Unclonable Function that provides a unique identity to each chipset.

Samsung has not revealed anything about the devices that will use this new chip, but we expect to see Exynos i S111-powered IoT solutions showing up in the coming months, most likely before the end of the year.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08-23 (Update: 2018-08-23)
Codrut Nistor
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