u-blox ultra-compact 4G LTE module certified for Verizon’s 4G LTE network
Certification of TOBY-L100 module enables the Internet of Things and M2M customers to leverage America’s largest 4G LTE Network
THALWIL, Switzerland, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Swiss-based u-blox, a leading provider of wireless and global positioning chips and modules, today announced that its ultra-compact TOBY-L100 4G LTE module has been certified by Verizon Wireless. The certification of u-blox’s TOBY-L100 module will enable customers to leverage the Verizon Wireless network to develop Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M applications.
The certification allows customers to design u-blox’s TOBY-L100 LTE modules into devices operating on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network. Applications using u-blox’s TOBY-L100 module include wireless routers, vehicle infotainment and telematics systems, industrial automation, metering, digital signage, and security systems. The TOBY-L100 is a fully integrated solution complete with power management, IP stack and USB 2.0 interface that can be easily embedded within an existing application. A mini PCI-express version, the MPCI-L100, is also available for customers with existing devices who want to easily migrate to the more cost-efficient and robust u-blox technology.
“Having passed the certification requirements, we are pleased to offer our TOBY-L100 LTE module that will enable development of new and competitive products for industrial, automotive and consumer applications in the United States,” says Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u-blox America.
TOBY-L100’s small form factor supports u-blox’s nested design philosophy which allows smooth migration to LTE from u-blox’s CDMA, GSM, and HSPA modules. The module is also backed by a team of U.S.-based applications engineers, to provide comprehensive technical support.
TOBY-L100 delivers ultra-fast data rates and operates in the automotive temperature range from –40 degrees C to +85 degrees C. USB drivers for Windows XP and Windows 7, as well as RIL software for Android 4.0 and 4.2 are available free of charge.
The MPCI-L100, the mini-PCI version, allows customers to switch to the latest u-blox technology.
The LGA format module measures 22.8 x 35.6 x 2.8 mm3, allowing for easy manufacturing. An evaluation kit EVK-L10 with the leading evaluation software m-center is also available.
For a high resolution photo of TOBY-L1, click here.
Swiss-based u-blox (SIX: UBXN) is the global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative personal, professional and M2M solutions quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.