The ME910C1 is the Category M1/NB1 evolution of the Telit LE910 Series of LTE modules. Specified in the approved Release 13 of the 3GPP standard, Cat M1/NB1 devices are specifically tailored for IoT applications, offering optimized power consumption and enhanced coverage. This model further enriches the widely deployed Telit xE910 family of 28 x 28 mm LGA modules.
The ME910C1 is an LTE UE Category M1/NB1 device with maximum downlink and uplink data rate of 1Mbps. This next generation of products supports the new features specified by 3GPP to boost IoT applications, such as the Power Saving Mode (PSM) and the extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX), which allow the devices to wake up periodically to deliver only very small amounts of data to the network and then go back to sleep for most of the time, thus allowing longer battery operation.
Enhanced coverage, with up to +15dB/+20dB in maximum coupling loss (MCL) compared to the other cellular technologies, is also one of the key benefits of this new LTE flavour. LTE Cat M1/NB1 devices are therefore optimized in cost, size and power consumption compared to higher UE categories. These advantages make the ME910C1 the perfect platform to enable a quick implementation of LTE technology in IoT/ M2M where low cost and low power are more relevant than high speed.
The ME910C1 helps increase the addressable market for LTE technology to include a broad range of new applications and use cases best served with lower maximum data rate, ultra-low power, reduced complexity and cost. Some examples are smart meters, industrial sensors, healthcare monitors, home automation, asset tracker and many more low data rate IoT devices. The ME910C1 is offered in different band configurations for deployment in North America (Verizon and AT&T 4G networks), and in EMEA, the latter with dual mode Cat M1/NB1 (NB-IoT) capability. It is highly recommended for new designs, but also in particular as a migration path for existing GPRS or CDMA devices, both new and updated designs benefit from a significant extension in lifecycle with LTE Cat M1/NB1.