Telit Launches Single Form Factor LPWAN, WLAN, and WPAN IoT Modules

Telit has expanded its popular xE866 family of high performing, low power modules to meet the needs of an even broader range of IoT applications. The additions mark the industry’s only offering of a module family in a single LGA form factor to offer multiple Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity options as well as Wireless Personal Area Networking (PAN) short range wireless technologies and Wireless Wide Local Area network (WLAN).

The xE866 modules enable companies to easily add any number of popular low power wireless connection to their IoT innovation, without the need to modify their designs to accommodate each new standard - all while extending the battery life of devices. With this approach, an application designed for use in an environment that is best suited for the licensed spectrum 3GPP standard Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT), could easily be deployed in another environment better suited for unlicensed band proprietary LoRaWAN, with little to no impact.

The ultra-compact family already well adopted in the market with long-standing GE866 2G/GPRS and UE866 3G/UMTS series, now includes LTE Cat 1, NB-IoT, LoRa in combination with BLE and Wi-Fi models - all with a common AT command set and additional unique features. The xE866 family form factor follows a nested scalability concept with models from 15x19mm to 15X25mm respecting pin out compatibility.

The Telit xE866 Single Form Factor LPWAN, WLAN, and WPAN Modules include:

  • LE866: Smallest LTE Cat 1 module with multiple regional variants for worldwide deployment.
  • ME866: Natural evolution to LTE Cat M1 in the Telit miniaturized xE866 family.
  • NE866: NB-IoT module with dual band LTE FDD B8 and B20 and an optional on-board Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC).
  • RE866: Innovative combination of BLE 5, NFC and LoRa enables remote management/configuration via PC/mobile.
  • WE866: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 | b/g/n companion module to Telit 3G to LTE modules offers the fastest path to adding 2.4 GHz wireless capability to product.

Telit is showcasing the xE866 modules at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 17).