Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has unveiled the addition of the LE920A4 LTE Cat 4 smart module to its portfolio of automotive-grade cellular IoT modules.
The 150Mbps product addresses automakers’ growing demand for high-speed mobile data connectivity to support applications like advanced diagnostics and infotainment, remote software updates; and is fully compliant to eCall and ERA GLONASS requirements for emerging, mandated European and Russian emergency call systems.
The new module is available in variants compliant with regional regulatory and mobile carrier requirements for cars to be delivered to North American, European and Chinese markets. The LE920A4 is sampling now, shipping later this year and concluding final carrier certifications Q1-2017.
The new module will be used in upcoming model year cars to comply with eCall and to leverage planned conclusion of 3GPP Release 10 service rollout by major carriers in these markets.
With built-in application processor, storage and memory, the LE920A4 is an automotive smart module capable of running customer application programs completely within the module itself. Application programs running in the module have full access and control of the module’s extensive hardware resources, which include advanced multi-standard satellite navigation, analog to digital converters, audio interfaces, serial and USB 2.0 ports and other general purpose direct and multiplexed I/O.
“The LE920A4 provides our automotive OEM and tier-one customers a single hardware platform to deliver high-speed mobile data and voice connection for car models deployed in major world markets requiring broad operator certifications,” said Yossi Moscovitz, CEO of Telit Automotive Solutions. “The module’s ability to run complex applications without an external processor makes it an ideal solution for the car maker to optimize cost and simplify manufacturing. Applications closely related to the data connection like hack-detection and prevention, dead-reckoning navigation, and software revision control and re-flashing for the ECU and other onboard electronic control units can all be developed or ported to run in the module.”
Telit automotive IoT modules include the deviceWISE agent, offering seamless and instant access to the Telit IoT Portal for simple, secure and scalable automotive device onboarding. Developers can create end-to-end solutions by using simple commands that provide quick and hassle-free onboarding of device and data to the cloud, customer apps, back-end systems and servers.
The LE920A4 will be featured on the Telit booth #4832 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016, taking place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, September 7 through 9.