June 20, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- STMicroelectronics recently launched the ST4SIM-300, the industry’s first embedded SIM compliant with the upcoming GSMA eSIM IoT deployment standard. Also known as SGP.32, the new standard introduces special features to facilitate the management of IoT devices connected to cellular networks.

“Leveraging the incoming GSMA specification, our embedded SIM for IoT solution, ST4SIM-300, enhances flexibility, eases network provider switching, and simplifies managing large numbers of connected devices,” said Agostino Vanore, Edge Authentication and M2M Cellular Marketing Manager at STMicroelectronics. “In a more connected and secured world, it will enable seamlessly track assets across the globe, connect smart devices to the cloud, and securely handle data from billions of devices, supporting our healthcare and smart infrastructures, cities, factories, and homes.”

Unlike existing eSIM machine-to-machine (M2M) and eSIM Consumer specifications, eSIM for IoT (SGP.32) is created for the needs of today’s IoT deployments. ST’s ST4SIM-300 supports features including greater automation of remote SIM provisioning (RSP), easily managing SIM profiles for large fleets of devices, and remote switching between network providers that eliminates physical SIM card swaps. The new eSIM conforms to the latest 5G standard and facilitates deploying devices that have a limited user interface and deploying low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) devices.

ST is sampling ST4SIM-300 eSIMs in various form factors, including wafer-level chip-scale packages (WLCSP) suitable for smart meters, GPS trackers, asset monitors, remote sensors, medical wearables, and similar devices.

Built with an EAL6+ certified ST secure microcontroller, the ST4SIM-300 is architected for security from the ground up. Compatible with GSMA IoT SAFE applet the eSIM facilitates adding secure element features for end-to-end communication and supports scalable security by design for creators of IoT devices.

For more information, please visit https://www.st.com/st4sim-300.