Qualcomm blog

IoT is impacting almost all aspects of our lives, from smart homes, retail, and healthcare to smart cities, automotive, and industrial IoT (IIoT). So it’s no surprise the global Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2027.

IoT developers have faced challenges around cost, integrations with other hardware, connectivity to cloud services, and power efficiency at the edge. Thankfully, a new generation of companies focusing on the end-to-end developer experience based around devices and services are changing that.

One company that has simplified the IoT development process is Blues Wireless, member of our Qualcomm® Advantage Network. The Blues Wireless Notecard is a system-on-module (SOM) that provides high-performance cellular connectivity. It draws as little as ~8μA while idle and comes with a 10-year global data plan with 500MB of data included in the cost of the device. Notecards can be integrated with existing microcontroller units (MCUs) or hosted in a Blues Wireless Notecarrier, which includes cellular antennas, power connectors (including solar and battery applications), and other features. Their products are suitable for both greenfield and retrofit IoT projects…