Telit Releases World's First Category 11 LTE Mini PCIe Card Module

Global IoT leader, Telit has released the world's first global LTE PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) module. The new LM940 module is enabled for the router and gateway industry supporting LTE Advanced Category 11 (Cat 11) with speeds of up to 600 Mbps. The product will be available with various mobile network operator approvals in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The only enabling technology in an mPCIe form factor to support Cat 11 with the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem, the industrial-grade LM940 delivers significant flexibility and a competitive edge to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) looking to quickly deploy next generation products with an unrivaled user experience.

Today, customers of router and gateway OEMs demand additional bandwidth and near instant network response times as applications like high definition video streaming with digital signage, commercial and enterprise failover needs and pop-up stores are becoming increasingly sophisticated.  

This industrial-grade module from Telit supporting LTE Cat 11 with global coverage is very attractive for equipment manufacturers looking to deploy the latest solutions, especially in the router and gateway market supporting high-bandwidth dependent applications like digital signage.

As detailed in a June 2016 report on the industrial cellular IoT gateways market, IHS Markit anticipated gateway shipments to rise from nearly two million shipped in 2016 to more than six million shipped in 2021. The value of these industrial cellular IoT gateways shipped in 2021 is expected to slightly exceed USD $1.6 billion.

The LM940 is the only global product for the router and gateway segment that allows OEMs to immediately leverage the 3x carrier aggregation and the higher order modulation of the 256 QAM capabilities currently available amongst most mobile operator networks. Combined with an exceptional power efficiency platform, this is by far the ideal solution to enable commercial and enterprise applications in the router industry, such as branch office connectivity, LTE failover, digital signage, kiosks, pop-up stores, vehicle routers, construction sites and more.

Some technical features of the LM940 include:

  • LTE Category 11 LTE Cat. 11 DL / Cat. 5 UL Rel.10: 3x Carrier Aggregation leverages extended capabilities of the network for increased coverage and bandwidth; Up to 600 Mbps DL w/3x Carrier Aggregation and 256 QAM; Up to 75 Mbps UL w/ 64QAM
  • HSPA+ Rel. 8
  • Quad-constellation integrated GNSS
  • Popular mPCIe form factor (50.95 x 30 x 2.8 mm)
  • Temperature range: -40 to 85° C
  • Linux and Windows driver support

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