Samsung announces the Exynos i S111 narrowband IoT solution
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.