Smallest LTE modem supports Android 4.0
U-blox, the Swiss wireless module supplier, has introduced a range of LTE modules on a small format.
Designated TOBY-L100 and European variant TOBY-L110 are designed for incorporating in tablets, mobile routers and M2M applications such as digital signage, mobile health, and security systems.
Two versions are currently available: TOBY-L100 for the USA (bands 4, 13 on Verizon), and TOBY-L110 for Europe (bands 3, 7, 20 for EU operators).
Housed in a 152-pin LGA module, the TOBY-L1 series is layout compatible with u-blox’ SARA GSM and LISA UMTS/CDMA module series.
“TOBY-L100 is particularly suited for the exploding tablet market in the US, where TOBY-L100 offers users and carriers flexibility as a ‘Super-Wifi’ option,” said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u-blox America.
“With low-cost TOBY-L100, we expect connected tablets to significantly increase volumes compared to Wifi-only tablets, increasing wireless carriers’ penetration in this market.”
TOBY-L1 series delivers data rates (LTE Cat. 3; 100Mbit/s download, 50 MB/s upload) and operates from –40 to +85°C.
USB drivers for Windows XP and 7 plus RIL software for Android 4.0 and 4.2 are available free of charge.
TOBY-L1 LGA modules measure 22.8 x 35.6 x 2.8mm.
Tags: Android, mobile health, TOBY-L100, u-blox