The influence of consumer products is spreading across the entire universe of IoT applications and devices. This market is creating demand for IoT smart wireless modules that leverage Android™ operating system (OS) to improve user experience.
Smart modules allow device manufacturers to create IoT devices (e.g., home thermostats and vending machines) with touch-scroll-swipe consumer multimedia experiences.
They integrate with ease to offer high-speed computing performance, including graphical processing and peripheral management. They can deliver wireless connectivity through multiple technologies.
As with consumer devices, developers must navigate hardware and software intersections to utilize Android OS and meet customers’ expectations.
The right IoT solution — and partner — can simplify development in this complex environment and ensure the final product elevates user experience with comprehensive multimedia functions while lowering data rates.
Transforming the Smart Module Developer Experience
Smart modules are a new connected edge intelligence enabler. Developers may feel ill-equipped to work in Android if they are accustomed to embedded modules.
Smart modules make it possible to create IoT device solutions more like those in the consumer gadget market.
Android OS and app software will be able to leverage the new features smart modules enable. To use Android for IoT devices, you need expert IoT guidance and tools to design applications and develop or reuse code.
Telit IoT smart modules are transforming the developer experience. They simplify architecture with integrated functionalities, expanding your solutions’ capabilities fast.
Telit Smart Modules as Innovation Enablers
At Telit, we don’t view smart modules as commodity components. These modules are innovation enablers because of how seamless we have made connectivity, software and hardware integration.
The Telit SE150A4 smart module development kit is a quick-setup tool featuring Telit’s smart module (powered by Qualcomm® QCM2150 and Android OS).
Smart Module Use Cases
Diverse markets are seeing early adoption of Android-based IoT devices:
Smart thermostats and home panels will transition from module-plus-microcontroller units to integrated solutions.
Retail and Payment Systems
Vending machines and point-of-sale registers that include touch screens are a good fit for smart modules.
The rear-view and low-resolution dash and body camera vertical is expanding to include telematics.
Smart modules will enable enhanced PDAs, scanners and bar code readers with screens.
Telit smart modules reinvent IoT application development. They offer multistandard wireless connectivity and peripherals to support multiple architectures and applications.
The Telit Difference
Telit’s expertise in combining hardware and software for many platforms gives us a unique position in the smart module market. Over two decades, we’ve built a solid product portfolio to help application developers expand into new areas.
Our approach provides a framework and best practices to guide your success across the development value chain, including:
An initial assessment to align use cases with products so you’re developing the right solutions for your customers
A design review process to maximize your products’ capabilities
A development checkpoint process to help you avoid mistakes that can result in additional time or material costs
Integration and pretesting assistance so your solutions perform well in regulatory certifications and mass production preparation
Design Powerful IoT Solutions
with Telit Smart Module Features
Smart modules enable consumer-style user experiences on IoT devices and ensure system integrity equal to embedded modules. This combination provides the confidence that your solutions are protected. Telit paves the way for secure and rapid IoT solution design and development.
Telit smart modules feature:
- Quad-core A53 @ 1.3 GHz CPU
- Enhanced mobile rendering APIs for image and video applications via an Adreno 308 GPU
- Two Qualcomm Hexagon™ QDSP6 v6 @ 691 MHz processors
- Support for one or two cameras up to 13 MP
- Support for recording and playback of 1080p video at 30 FPS
- Multimode 4G, 3G and 2G cellular radio for wide-area network coverage
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity support for short-range communications
- Onboard multiconstellation GNSS positioning receiver
- USB, SPI, I2C and UART interface support for connecting external sensors and peripherals
- System integrity and security equal to embedded modules
- Digital and analog interface support, including LCD screens and touch panels
Our kit provides everything to design devices for intelligent edge processing, bringing your IoT product to market fast.