The SARA-R4 from u-blox AG is a LTE Cat M1 module for IoT applications. Along with NB-IoT, LTE Cat M1 is part of the new 3GPP Release 13 standard supporting low power wide area (LPWA) technologies in the licensed spectrum and is designed for IoT applications with low to medium data throughput rates, as well as devices that require long battery lifetimes. Additionally, M1’s vehicular handover capability delivers the technology necessary to support vehicle, asset and people tracking. It also supports lower latency applications and a data rate of 375 kbps in half duplex mode and 1 mbps in full duplex mode.
This module helps easy migration from u-blox 3G and LTE Cat 1 modules. It is available in a module that measures 16 x 26 x 2.6 mm and is ideal for smart home, security systems, industrial monitoring and control applications.