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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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.


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Session 3:


In this session, we will build upon what was previously done in Workshop #2. Starting with the Azure IoT Central out of box design, we will discuss how to add additional functionality. This will involve adding a sensor to the Monarch LTE-M Development in addition to adding in embedded code to display the data in the IoT Central dashboard. This functionality will be added using the shuttle click expansion connector which provides an interface to over 800 MikroElektronika click modules.



  • Give a brief overview of workshop two, discuss the Azure IoT Central OOB example
  • Discuss the advantage the Monarch LTE-M Dev Kit offers for prototyping
  • Utilize the prototyping capabilities of the Monarch LTE-M Dev kit to develop an example solution based on the existing Azure IoT Central OOB example.


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


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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


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


  • Register Above for Free!




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.