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

Related Articles

u-blox to Support Verizon LTE Cat M1 by End of 2016

By: Ken Briodagh    10/20/2016

In a new release, u-blox, a leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced plans to launch a module supporting Verizon's Category M1 …

Read More

Qualcomm Appoints Alex Rogers as EVP and President of QTL

By: Ken Briodagh    10/19/2016

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced its promotion of Alex Rogers to Executive Vice President (EVP) and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL…

Read More

Qualcomm Announces Broad Ecosystem Adoption of LTE M1/NB-1 Modem for IoT

By: Ken Briodagh    10/19/2016

Qualcomm has announced that its LTE Cat M1 and NB-1 modem has scored some big design wins among the IoT's leading module OEMs. These designs are an ad…

Read More

Nokia Brings Virtual Network Management to Small Mobile Networks

By: Ken Briodagh    10/12/2016

Nokia has now announced that it is activating an advanced virtualized mobile network management system ideally suited for the IoT, called Nokia NetAct…

Read More

Faraday Offers PowerSlash on UMC Ultra-Low-Power IoT Platform

By: Ken Briodagh    10/12/2016

Faraday Technology Corporation, an ASIC design service and IP provider, and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a semiconductor foundry, have r…

Read More