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ALEX-R5 series

Cellular IoT Module by u-blox AG

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The ALEX-R5 Series from u-blox is an Ultra-small LTE-M/NB-IoT System-in-Package (SiP) with integrated GNSS functionality. It combines the secure u-blox UBX-R5 IoT chipset and the u-blox UBX-M8230 GNSS chipset with the highest level of integration in a SiP. The LTE-M and NB-IoT module supports a comprehensive set of 3GPP Rel. 14 features that are relevant for IoT applications, like improvements to power consumption, coverage, data rate, mobility, and positioning.

The Super-E mode of the GNSS receiver provides ALEX-R510M8S with an ideal balance between low power and good performance. It is optimized for power-sensitive and battery-powered applications, featuring a sub-μA current consumption in PSM mode.

The ALEX-R5 offers a dedicated GNSS serial interface and a dedicated GNSS antenna interface, which provides highly reliable and accurate positioning data concurrent with LTE communication. In addition, the module offers unique hybrid positioning, in which the GNSS position is enhanced with u-blox CellLocate® data, providing location always and everywhere. The module has built-in, hardware-based Secure Cloud functionality supporting IoT-Security-as-a-Service.

The SiP is available in a 133-pin LGA package that measures 14 x 14 x 1.5 mm and is ideal for size-constrained devices like people and animal wearables, small asset trackers, portable healthcare systems and other small IoT applications.

Product Specifications

Product Details

  • Part Number
    ALEX-R5 series
  • Manufacturer
    u-blox AG
  • Description
    Ultra-Small LTE-M / NB-IoT SiP with Secure Cloud

General Parameters

  • Application
    IoT Applications
  • Cellular Standards
    Cat M1, Cat NB2
  • Certification
    FCC, ISED, GCF, PTCRB, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, RED, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, KCC, SKT, Giteki, Softbank, RCM, Telstra, ICASA, NCC
  • Chipset
    UBX-M8230, UBX-R5 IoT
  • Dimensions
    14.0 x 14.0 x 1.5 mm
  • Firmware Update
    Via UART uFOTA client/server solution
  • GNSS
    Yes
  • GNSS Band
    GPS/GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo
  • Interface
    UART, USB, USIM, GPIO's, DDC (I2C compliant)
  • LTE Bands
    B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B66, B71, B85
  • Network Protocols
    TCP/IP, UDP/IP, FTP, HTTP, DNS, MQTT and MQTT-SN, CoAP and LwM2M, TLS/DTLS
  • Package
    133-pin LGA
  • Package Type
    Surface Mount
  • Region
    Global
  • SMS
    Yes
  • Technology
    LTE-M, NB-IoT
  • Current
    0.5 to 130 uA
  • Current Consumption
    195 mA ( LTE CAT M1)
  • Downlink Datarate
    125 to 375 kbit/s
  • Interface Voltage
    1.8 to 3 V
  • Operating Temperature
    -40 to 85 Degree C
  • Supply Voltage
    3 to 4.5 V
  • Transmitted Power
    23 dBm
  • Uplink Datarate
    140 to 1200 kbit/s

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