Skip to main content
Region: Global Security Functionality GNSS GSM IoT (Internet of Things) LTE Cat. M1

LPWA IoT Module Platform Delivers NB-IoT, LTE M with 2G fallback

Thales's Cinterion® EXS82-W Wireless IoT Module is driving LTE evolution to 5G, enabling Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity for billions of new industrial applications.

This IoT device is part of a broader range of IoT products offered by Thales.

The innovative Cinterion platform leverages Qualcomm’s MDM9205 Modem and the mature LTE ecosystem to deliver global LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity with 2G fallback to cover scenarios where LTE-M and/or NB-IoT are not yet available. 

Ready for 3GPP Rel 14 and 5G, the tiny IoT modules share the same footprint as all Cinterion Industrial devices to ensure ease of migration.

Enhanced with Thales security and value-added features, the platform is ideal for small, battery-operated devices in remote locations such as smart meters, asset trackers, healthcare apps, wearables, and smart city solutions.

Global IoT connectivity, reduced power consumption, extended coverage range.

The miniature Cinterion IoT Modules deliver an extended coverage range while simultaneously reducing power consumption by 70%.

Delivering LTE-M, NB-IoT, and 2G connectivity from a single IoT module, the Cinterion platform reduces cost and complexity for device makers while ensuring worldwide reliability.

Innovative FOTA strategy extends lifespan and efficiency.

Thales' unique incremental firmware over-the-air (FOTA) solution allows only the portion of code that needs to be changed to be updated.

The result?

This decreases update file size by 95% compared to competing LPWA solutions while reducing transmission time, power draw and data usage.

This is essential to meet mandatory MNO requirements that specify a delta firmware package size below 100 kB for NB-IoT and several hundred kB for LTE-M.

Efficient FOTA preserves customers’ investment in LPWAN technology and ensures IoT solution reliability and security for 10+ years.

Thales eSIM simplifies and secures IoT connectivity

A Thales eSIM integrated into platform modules during manufacturing strengthens security, authenticates devices, encrypts data and securely manages connections to cellular networks.

The eSIM works seamlessly with Thales's eSIM management solution to provide remote connectivity management over the long lifecycle of devices.

There's more.

It simplifies integration, manufacturing, and logistics for IoT developers while enabling smaller designs. 

Streamlining the device-to-cloud journey

The platform leverages unique digital IDs inherent to each Cinterion IoT Module along with a secure digital handshake to verify the authenticity of devices and applications.

This allows streamlined and swift enrollment in any major IoT cloud platform.

It also simplifies development and manufacturing, eliminating the need for OEMs to provide their own secure production facilities.

The EXS82-W forms part of a family of optimized Machine Type Communication (MTC) modules.

Its sister module, the EXS62-W, offers the same global LPWA connectivity and a full feature set targeted to applications or geographies that do not require the 2G fallback provided by the EXS82-W.

EXS82-W features include

Multiple MTC technologies

Multiple MTC technologies for global operation

  • 3GPP Rel.14 Cat.M1, Cat.NB1, Cat.NB2 and 2G on EXS82-W
  • World-wideband configuration in a single SKU
Lower power - 10+ years of operation

Optimized for 10+ years of operation in the field

  • Efficient PSM and eDRX
  • Power Class 5 for lower power
  • Reliable design to operate in extreme conditions
Smart Platform

Smart platform for lower TCO

  • Embedded processing and service engine
  • Enable wider choice of battery technologies

State of the art security

  • Secure boot
  • Embedded SIM (eSIM)
  • Secure Keystore
Easy connectivity

Easy Connectivity

  • Secure enrollment toward significant cloud platforms
  • Remote update and device management

SnapEDA Schematic Symbol and PCB footprint


You may also be interested in




Get in touch with us

For more information regarding our services and solutions contact one of our sales representatives. We have agents worldwide that are available to help with your digital security needs. Fill out our contact form and one of our representatives will be in touch to discuss how we can assist you.

Please note we do not sell any products nor offer support directly to end users. If you have questions regarding one of our products provided by e.g. your bank or government, then please contact them for advice first.