Telit LTE Cat 1 module targets Latin America

  • December 7, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Telit has announced an LTE Cat 1 module designed for IoT applications in Latin America that need a combination of performance, affordability, voice support and 2G fallback in a compact form factor.

The LE910S1-ELG has an embedded GNSS receiver and is suitable for tracking applications such as fleet management, stolen vehicle tracking and recovery, and other mobile IoT applications that need to maintain a reliable connection when moving around in a country, region or multiple regions.

It is the latest member of Telit’s flagship xE910 module family, whose unified form factor and electrical and programming interfaces spanning 2G, 3G and 4G products enable developers to implement a design once, use anywhere strategy.

The module supports LTE Cat 1 with single-antenna reception, providing downlink speeds of up to 10Mbit/s and uplink speeds up to 5Mbit/s. Its streamlined configuration compared with LTE Cat 1 devices with two antennas helps reduce cost and complexity.

Supporting 2G fallback, it suits applications that require full mobility throughout Latin America, including areas that have not yet upgraded to 4G. It also supports both circuit-switched voice and VoLTE for applications that require making phone calls, such as healthcare mobile personal emergency response systems (mPERS), connected elevators and alarm systems. The power-saving embedded GNSS receiver enables the use of GNSS positioning even when the cellular modem is switched off.

“The LE910S1-ELG is a great option for migrating customers that use legacy 2G and 3G modules in Latin America, especially where nationwide LTE-M and NB-IoT coverage does not yet exist,” said Marco Stracuzzi, head of product marketing at Telit. “Our all-in-one cellular and GNSS module covers all Latin American 4G and 2G bands, as well as mainstream bands used in Europe and Asia, which makes it well-suited particularly for high-performance tracking across intercontinental deployments.”

The module is sampling now, and will be commercially available during the first quarter of 2022.