Telit unveils 450-Mbps LTE-advanced automotive-grade module

June 7, 2017  - By

Telit has introduced the LE940A9 smart module, an automotive-grade module designed to support LTE Advanced Category 9 (Cat 9) networks.

The series offers three multi-band, multi-mode variants — including voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) — and is optimized for automobile manufacturers to deploy next-generation connected-car technology in world markets.

The LE940A9 is the latest addition to Telit’s xE940 family of automotive-grade modules. According to Telit, it delivers 450 Mbps download and 50 Mbps upload speeds with extremely low latency and advanced security, enabling the next wave of automobile industry’s applications and services which also serve as a springboard for autonomous driving.

“Digital transformation is driving the evolution of the connected car with major improvements in driver safety, new revenue streams, and an immersive connected experience,” Telit said in a press release. “With government safety mandates around the globe, added advancements in the connected world, there is greater demand for more value-add services and feature-rich in-vehicle applications.

The xE940A9 40×40 mm LGA form factor nests with the 34x40mm Telit xE920 automotive module family, offering flexibility for the OEM or tier-one integrator.

“From commercial and consumer telematics services, to autonomous driving and driver assistance features, along with a host of other applications dependent on remote software updates, including infotainment; secure, wired broadband-like speed is now a requirement. The evolution to high-speed wireless connectivity is only possible if powered by LTE Advanced, with little to no lag time, for the applications to work.”

The LE940A9 powers the entire connected-car platform, supporting current needs while including advanced features that enable future integration of upcoming value-added, telematics and managed services.

The module can run in-vehicle applications inside a secure processing environment from the built-in application processor, storage and memory. Automotive application programs can run entirely and securely on the module itself, protected by advanced cyber-security capabilities.

“In addition to serving as a significant advancement for the connected car industry, the LE940A9 series is a powerful testament to Telit’s continued technology leadership enabling the future of the connected car worldwide,” said Yossi Moscovitz, CEO of Telit Automotive Solutions. “Not only does the LE940A9 enable unprecedented applications with the speed and low latency of Cat 9 of the multi-mode variants, it also simplifies integration and reduces costs that help accelerate the development of our OEM partners’ global roadmaps.”

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