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Telit Adds Short Range Wireless Module to High Power 868MHz M2M Lineup

By Colleen Lynch January 25, 2013

Telit Wireless has something to tell you--the machine-to-machine (M2M) distributor announced on Thursday the introduction of its new wireless module to market.

The new product is known as the LE70-868, and is a point-to-point, star-topology, short-range wireless module optimized for the European M2M migration market, for networks with multi-kilometer range, from wired to wireless.

The LE70-868 is for use in application areas such as solar or wind farms, in addition to agricultural automation, and operates on the 868MHz European ISM license-free frequency.

Operating the module on this frequency allows manufacturers to integrate wireless communication, control, and sensor nodes replacing wire-networked models, while ensuring the short-range radio link meets full regulatory compliance.

“The LE70-868 was designed to help manufacturers of electronic devices which have traditionally been cable-networked to go wireless quickly and easily,” explained Dominikus Heirl, CMO for Telit.

Heirl added that the module was designed to follow “the engineering tradition of all our cellular and short-range modules, with industry-topping performance and features that can significantly lower BOM cost and engineering complexity.”

Features of the LE70-868 include high 500mW configurable radio output bower, -112dBbm sensitivity, an ultra-low 1μA standby current, and AES encryption.

The module is also designed to be compact, housed in a 26x15mm package, but despite being small; the unit can handle data rates up to 57.7Kbps, and can provide an operating range of up to 10Km.

Additionally, with such a low standby current, the module can be successfully integrated into battery powered electronic applications, including soil moisture monitors, hall-effect closure detectors, and PIR surveillance devices. Such devices generally require battery replacement frequently, and have short cycles that may recur every couple of years, but the LE70-868 eliminates this dependency.

Heirl adds, “Our customers further benefit from the extensive know how in RF design from our R&D and Support organizations which collaborate with them starting with the product concept all the way to testing and manufacturing.”

The LE70-868 is compatible with many of Telit’s other short range modules, including the ZigBee and Low-Power Mesh counterparts, and its air-interface inter-connectable to the lower-radio-power LE50 product series.

Touting less cost to integrate, maintain, operate, and update, with lower price points for bundled products, and with a lengthy operating life, Telit’s new offering is a powerful addition to M2M.




Edited by Brooke Neuman

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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