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Full PCI Express Mini Card Supports LTE Advanced Category 11

22 August 2017

The LM940 mPCIe card. Source: Telit The LM940 mPCIe card. Source: Telit Telit has introduced what it claims is the first full PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) module for routers and gateways that supports the LTE Advanced Category 11, offering speeds up to 600 megabits per second.

The LM940 module supports Cat 11 with the Snapdragon X12 LTE modem and allows OEMs to deploy next-generation products quickly.

Telit says today's customers of router and gateway OEMs demand additional bandwidth and near-instant network response time as applications such as HD video streaming with digital signage, commercial and enterprise failover needs and pop-up stores are becoming more sophisticated.

The module features 3x aggregation leveraging extended capabilities of the network for increased coverage and bandwidth, up to 600 Mbps DL with 3x carrier aggregation and 256 QAM, up to 75 Mbps UL with 64QAM. Other features include quad-constellation integrated GNSS, temperature range of -40° C and 85° C as well as Linux and Windows support.

IHS Markit forecasts that gateway shipments will rise to more than six million units shipped by 2021, up from just two million shipped in 2016. By this time, industrial cellular internet of things (IoT) gateways shipped will be worth more than $1.6 billion.

Telit says the module will be available in the fourth quarter of this year.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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