u-blox LTE Cat 1 Modules Available on T-Mobile's US 4G LTE Network

u-blox, has announced PTCRB certification of its TOBY-R202 and TOBY-R200 LTE Cat 1 modules for T-Mobile's US 4G LTE network. Both modules will be available for both of T-Mobile's IoT Access packs, which offer simple IoT pricing with a Cat 1 module and support a broad range of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, reducing the cost for product makers to introduce new LTE devices on the network.

The TOBY-R202 and TOBY-R200 modules deliver efficient industrial performance. They are robust and reliable with extended temperature range of -40 to +85ºC with manufacturing in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites. LTE Cat 1 provides efficient power consumption with battery life lasting up to 5 years, depending on the application. In addition, TOBY-R200 includes a wider supply voltage input that allows for less expensive design and further lowers power consumption. They come in a compact 24.8 x 35.6 mm form factor and operate on LTE bands 2, 4, 5 and 12. TOBY-R202 provides fallback on 3G bands 2 and 5, while TOBY-R200 provides global 2G and 3G fallback. Based on u-blox nested design, migration between the TOBY-R2 modules and other u-blox 2G, 3G and 4G modules is easy, while enabling future-proof, seamless mechanical scalability across technologies.

The two u-blox TOBY-R2 LTE Cat 1 modules support many IoT and M2M applications and are specifically targeted at those markets requiring industrial performance, such as smart metering, alarm and security systems, connected health, automotive and transportation, as well as smart payment solutions.

The modules will be included in T-Mobile’s IoT Access packs, which provide product makers with a simplified launch pad for their IoT devices. For a limited time, customers will get unlimited data at 64kbps for just $20 per year per device, with up to $16 per certified module covered via a bill credit from T-Mobile upon activation.