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Telit targets Emea and Apac for LTE Cat-1 module
- November 18, 2020
- Steve Rogerson
Telit has announced an LTE Cat-1 module with single-antenna, designed for IoT applications in the Emea and Apac regions that need a combination of performance, affordability, voice support, 2G fallback, optional GNSS location and a compact form factor.
The LE910S1-EA is for tracking devices and other mobile IoT applications that need to maintain a reliable connection across multiple operators in a country, region or multiple regions.
It supports LTE Cat 1 with single-antenna reception, with downlink speeds of up to 10Mbit/s and up to 5Mbit/s uplinks. This streamlined configuration helps it reduce cost and complexity compared with LTE Cat-1 devices with two antennas.
Mobile operators worldwide plan to continue supporting LTE long after they have deployed 5G. LTE Cat 1 is also suitable for IoT deployments in regions where the new 3GPP low power wide-area (LPWA) technologies are not yet available.
The module supports 2G fallback, making it suitable for applications that require full mobility throughout the Emea and Apac regions, including areas that have not upgraded to 4G yet. It also supports circuit-switched voice and VoLTE for those applications that require making phone calls, such as alarm panels, connected elevators and healthcare mobile personal emergency response systems (mPERS).
An optional embedded GNSS receiver makes it suitable for tracking use cases where highly precise, faster-refreshing, satellite-based positioning and navigation must complement cellular-based positioning.
This is the latest member of Telit’s flagship xE910 module family, whose unified form factor, electrical and programming interfaces span 2G, 3G and 4G products. This heritage enables developers to implement a design once, use anywhere strategy.
“The new Telit LE910S1-EA module lets IoT developers quickly leverage the benefits of the well-established LTE Cat 1 standard, including affordability, widespread availability, compact size and seamless roaming throughout the Emea and Apac regions,” said Marco Stracuzzi, head of product marketing at Telit. “The LE910S1-EA is perfect for IoT applications that need a smooth migration path from 2G and 3G as those networks sunset but still need higher performance compared to Cat M1 and NB-IoT in terms of data rate, latency, mobility and voice support.”
Samples of the LE910S1-EA are available now with mass production due early next year.