u-blox to develop IoT modules using Ingenu’s RPMA protocol

September 08, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Ingenu is a US-based provider of machine-machine and IoT connectivity technologies; it has announced a partnership with Swiss module maker u-blox to develop and manufacture devices according to Ingenu’s RPMA prinicples.

The strategic partnership will enable the next generation of Ingenu’s patented RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology. RPMA is a low-power wide-area channel access method used exclusively for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication on the Internet of Things (IoT). RPMA uses the globally available 2.4 GHz ISM band; one radio module can serve applications throughout the globe, providing scale and cost benefits to enable partners with a profitable option to bring IoT solutions to market. The u-blox modules feature extended temperature range and will allow for simple integration of positioning services. RPMA has been configured specifically to extend battery life to the maximum with features such as variable RF power levels, set at just the signal level needed to ensure reception; and variable data rate, minimising the bit rate/on-time equation.


Ingenu has a paper describing the principles of RPMA, here (registration required).


“The demand for low-power, wide-area network technologies is growing across the globe,” said Andreas Thiel, executive vice president and co-founder of u-blox. “We believe that Ingenu has superior technology to support growth of unlicensed spectrum technologies, and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership to address the needs of this market, while continuing to maintain our leadership position in developing products for the licensed spectrum.”


Launch of the first module is expected in Q4 2016.


u-blox; www.u-blox.com


Ingenu; www.ingenu.com