Prior to this, ST4SIM parts were only available to selected customers.
“Mass-market availability now lets developers everywhere leverage secure and flexible cellular connectivity in more applications than ever, including independent M2M development, proof-of-concept, and prototype projects,” said ST marketing director Laurent Degauque.
The e-store part is ST4SI2M0020TPIFW, which comes in an industry-standard 5 x 6mm DFN8 (MFF2) wettable flank package.
ST4SIM devices provide services needed to connect IoT devices to cellular networks – the company sees them being used in machinery condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, as well as asset tracking, energy management and healthcare devices.
“By allowing remote management of the SIM profile in accordance with the GSMA specification, these eSIMs let customers change the connectivity provider without having access to the device,” said the company. “ST also takes care of activation and deployment by arranging for customers to use device on-boarding and service-provisioning platforms provided by ST authorised partner Truphone.”
ST4SIM parts are certified by GSMA and manufactured at ST’s GSMA SAS-UP (‘security accreditation scheme universal integrated circuit card production) accredited sites in Europe and southeast Asia.
For test and evaluation, the B-L462E-CELL1 discovery kit is also available at the e-store.