Qualcomm 9205 announced: a new baseband chip for IoT devices

Today, Qualcomm officially launched a new IoT LTE modem, the 9205 LTE modem chipset. Unlike the Qualcomm X-Series (such as the first 5G baseband, X50) modem that is often used in mobile phones, the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is specifically designed for low-power and wide-area IoT products.

Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem chipset supports products such as wearables, health monitors, smart city sensors and smart meters. In addition, it is equipped with an A7 processor with a frequency of 800MHz, and also supports global multi-mode LTE, including M1 (eMTC) and NB2 (NB-IoT) and 2G / E-GPRS. According to Qualcomm, the 9205 LTE modem chipset has been reduced by 50% compared to the previous generation, and idle power consumption has been reduced by 70 %. The 9205 LTE modem chipset will be available in 2019.



Chipsets: Qualcomm 9205: baseband IC, PME9205: power management IC, SDR105: radio transceiver and front-end IC, WCD9306: audio codec ICSMB231: charger IC


  • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 800 MHz
  • CPU Cores: ARM Cortex A7

Cellular Modem

Voice Services: LTE Cat-M1 VoLTE over IMS, GSM CS voice

Advanced Rel.14 LTE capabilities: Cat-M1 with 2,984 max. UL TBS Rel.14, Cat-M1 coverage enhancements Mode B support, Cat-M1 w/ HARQ-ACK bundling in HD-FDD mode, Cat-M1 retuning to another narrowband region within 1 retuning symbol, Cat-M1 VoLTE enhancements, Cat-M1 with enhanced coverage restriction, Cat-NB2 with larger TBS and 2 HARQ processes, Cat-NB2 Release Assistance Indication (RAI), Cat-NB2 with multi-carrier NPRACH and Paging

LTE Speed

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  • LTE Peak Download Speed: 588 kbps (Rel.14 Cat-M1), 127kbps (Rel.14 Cat-NB2)
  • LTE Peak Upload Speed: 1119 kbps (Rel.14 Cat-M1), 158.5 kbps (Rel.14 Cat-NB2)

Network Protocols

  • Protocols: IPv4/IPv6 stack with TCP and UDP, PPP, SSL, DTSL, FTP, ping, HTTTP, MQTT, OMA Lightweight M2M, CoAP


  • Satellite Systems Support: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


  • LTE low bands B5, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B26, B27, B28, B31, B71, B72, B73, B85
  • LTE mid bands: B1, B2, B3, B4, B25, B66
  • EGPRS bands: B3, B2, B8, B5


  • Supply Voltage Range: 2.4V to 4.8V


  • Features: Battery thermal monitoring capability

Security Support

Security Features: H/W based Crypto Engine, Secure file system, Secure debug, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment, Secure Boot


  • Supported Interfaces: ADC, SPI (master only), I²S, PWM, HS-UART (4-wire), GPIO, SPI, USB 2.0

Operating Temperature Range

  • Maximum Temperature: 85°C
  • Minimum Temperature: -40°C

Software Options

  • Operating System: Ali Things OS, ThreadX OS
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