Telit Unveils 450 Mbps LTE-Advanced Automotive-Grade Module

By Ken Briodagh June 07, 2017

In a recent announcement, Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has introduced its LE940A9 smart module, what it’s calling the industry’s first automotive-grade module to support LTE Advanced Category 9 (Cat 9) networks. The series offers three multi-band, multi-mode variants, including Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), and reportedly is optimized for automobile manufacturers to deploy next generation connected car technology in top world markets.

The LE940A9 is the latest addition to Telit’s xE940 family of automotive-grade modules, and is designed to deliver 450 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload speeds with low latency and advanced security.

“In addition to serving as a significant advancement for the connected car industry, the LE940A9 series is a powerful testament to Telit’s continued technology leadership enabling the future of the connected car worldwide,” said Yossi Moscovitz, CEO, Telit Automotive Solutions. “Not only does the LE940A9 enable unprecedented applications with the speed and low latency of Cat 9 of the multi-mode variants but also simplifies integration and reduces costs that help accelerate the development of our OEM partners’ global roadmaps.”

LE940A9 Features

  • Worldwide GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS support.
  • Advanced security including secure boot and storage
  • Multi-radio access technology: 3GPP Release 11, LTE-Advanced with Carrier Aggregation (3xCA) support, and 3G/2G fallback
  • Supports eCall, ERA GLONASS, other regulatory and safety standards, and is VoLTE-ready (voice over LTE) with circuit-switch fallback (CSFB) to 3G or 2G aligned with regional requirements.
  • 40x40 mm LGA form factor nests with the 34x40mm Telit xE920 automotive module family,
  • Built with ruggedized, mechanically robust package with thermal characteristics for effective heat dissipation and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C

Telit designs and manufactures automotive modules per ISO TS16949 processes to ensure quality and compliance with automotive OEM and tier-one supply chains requiring the certification.

Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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