Swiss u-blox, a provider of wireless and positioning modules and semiconductors, has announced that its MPCI-L100 LTE mPCIe module has been certified on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
The MPCI-L100 is a versatile, dual-band LTE-only data module, ideal for industrial M2M applications, data terminals, ATMs, video cameras, routers, and gateways. The device is easy to integrate into compact designs and supports both Verizon LTE bands. The MPCI-L100’s broad temperature range makes it well-suited for outdoor operation and harsh environments. The MPCI-L100 joins the TOBY-L100 surface-mount LTE module as LTE modules certified by Verizon.
Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u-blox America, believes this module’s certification on Verizon’s network is a step in the right direction.
“With the certification of our LTE modules for use over Verizon’s extensive 4G LTE network, system designers have the flexibility to upgrade their existing mini-PCIe based products to LTE with MPCI-L100, or design even smaller devices using the surface-mount TOBY-L100,” said Papadopoulos.
Designed for high data rates, the module supports a high-speed USB 2.0 interface. With LTE Category 3 data rates of 100 Mb/s (downlink) and 50 Mb/s (uplink), the module is useful for applications requiring the highest data-rates and high-speed internet access in a compact mini-PCI Express form factor.
USB drivers for Windows Vista, 7 and 8 plus RIL software for Android 4.0 and 4.2 are available free of charge. In addition, the mini-PCIe package allows easy plug and play and manufacturing flexibility in dealing with multiple product SKUs. The evaluation kit EVK-L10M is available to test and prototype with MPCI-L100.