Intel is the latest participant in the Internet of Things after their highly anticipated release of the world’s smallest 3G modem to the market in hopes of integration into wearables, security devices, and industrial equipment for connectivity.
The whole modem is no larger than a penny and comes completed with its own power supply. The XMM™ 6255 features the X-GOLD™ 625 baseband processor chip and the SMARTI™ UE2p transceiver with its power amplifier come together in the first design to hit the market that is capable of combining both transmit and reception functionalities on a single chip.
The size and sturdiness can be seamlessly implemented into an array of things we use daily while cutting production cost in connnectable things from smartwatches to smoke alarms, as it can withstand overheating, power spikes while providing a reliable signal in hard to reach areas like parking garages, and other tough usage conditions.
Intel plans to address the connectivity gap between things and the Internet through utilization of their new modem and helping to build IoT standards along with The Open Interconnect Consortium.