An ideal starting point for LTE IoT application development.


The production-certified Monarch Go modem is end application certified allowing for easy transition from development to production.


Everyone is welcome to sign up and follow along.   To participate you will need to purchase the Monarch LTE Development Kit ,  activation on a Verizon Thing Space data plan (US Only), and register for a Microsoft Azure free account


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We're Giving Away Up to 3 Monarch LTE Kits to Use in an Upcoming Monarch Go Workshop! or Sign Up to RoadTest:  AVNET Monarch LTE-M Development Kit -- EU


Follow along with engineers from Avnet as they give you a hands on experience using the Monarch LTE-M Development Kit, a cellular IoT enablement platform featuring the NXP LPC55S69-EVK and the Monarch Go Arduino Shield. The Monarch Go LTE-M modem component is perfectly suited for a broad range of IoT applications, including telemetry, vending machines, agriculture sensor applications, asset and transportation trackers, hardware tools, and home security monitoring applications.  Arduino form factor enables use with NXP EVK and third-party boards.  The Monarch Go Arduino Shield in conjunction with the LPC55S69-EVK is enabled with Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud support. The click module ecosystem enables sensors, interfaces, displays, motor controls and more to allow for thousands of LTE IoT development applications.  The Monarch Go Arduino Shield also has an onboard VEML6030 ambient light sensor and a SE050 plug-and-trust secure element. The availability of these capabilities on board enables prototyping of both motion and secure LTE applications out of box.The Monarch Go Cat-M1 modem delivers the shortest possible route to market and lowest development cost for cellular IoT-connected devices. Unlike traditional cellular modules, this modem is certified for use on the Verizon network, which avoids costly lab testing while improving time to market. The Monarch Go has an integrated antenna and pre-installed Verizon ThingSpace IoT SIM card, giving developers an easy, cost-effective approach to developing LTE IoT solutions.


Getting Started Guide:



Session 1:


In this session, we will explore the Monarch LTE-M Development Kit and each advantage offered by the key technology that is enabled by this kit. Firstly, we will discuss the development hardware which includes the LPC55S69-EVK, Monarch Go, and Monarch Go Arduino Shield. Next, we will talk about the LTE CAT-M1 enablement from Verizon including how to enable your modem. Finally, we will discuss the out of box embedded applications that are available to developers out of box.



  • Discuss Monarch LTE-M Development Kit Hardware
  • Explore the Verizon ThingSpace environment and connect your modem
  • Introduce the Out of Box embedded user examples


To participate in this as well as the upcoming workshops you will need to purchase the following product online:


Required Hardware:



Development Environment Setup:






Dates and Register for Free:


Workshop:Dates and Time:

Session 1 - Deep Dive into the Monarch LTE-M Development Kit Advantage

Wednesday, 6th of January 2021


11:00 CT / 4:00 PM GMT


  • Register Above for Free!

Session 2 – Introduction to Azure IoT Central Out of Box Example

Wednesday, 20th of January 2021


11:00 CT / 4:00 PM GMT


Session 3 – Prototyping and Rapid Development using the Monarch LTE-M Development Kit

Wednesday, 3rd of February 2021


11:00 CT / 4:00 PM GMT




The Presenters:

Joshua Foster, Technical Marketing Engineer at AvnetPeter Fenn, Technical Manager, Avnet
Technical Solutions Engineer (IoT / Avnet Products & Emerging Technologies) Lead engineer on multiple NXP-processor based platform development programs as well as Sequans Monarch Go Modem based add-on boards. (Based in Phoenix Arizona)Responsible for technical management and hardware engineering of Avnet IoT platforms Hands-on also with developing embedded application and Azure cloud aspects of the product enablement.