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Space saving 24 x 26 x 2.6 mm LTE Cat 4 wireless module

Date: 02/06/2022
Targeting space starved applications, u-blox launched a new LARA-L6 LTE Cat 4 cellular module featuring download data rates of 150 Mbps and upload data rates of 50 Mbps. Measuring only 24 x 26 x 2.6 mm, this module is smallest among its competing products.

Suggested for applications such as video surveillance, dashboard camera in automotives, high-end telematics, gateways and routers, and connected health monitoring medical devices, LARA-L6 combines high data throughput and native support for external u-blox GNSS receivers with a full set of security features including a root of trust, secure boot, and secure updates.

The security is further maintained by sending updates. LARA-L6 supports u-blox’s IoT Security-as-a-Service offering, which includes design security, end-to-end security, and access control services, which are all available from the Thingstream service delivery platform.

Featuring truly global coverage and 2G/3G fallback, LARA-L6 is available in two versions the LARA-L6004 for the global market, and the LARA-L6404 for North American market. LARA-L6 is pin to pin replaceble with all the u-blox LARA and SARA form factors, giving customers the flexibility to design a single PCB, saving them from the PCB re-engineering. LARA-L6 is also said to be compliant with most relevant regulatory and MNO certifications.

To support global positioning systems, LARA-L6 is designed to integrate seamlessly with u-blox GNSS receivers with onboard GNSS receivers. Bundling the LARA-L6 with u-blox GNSS receivers is simplified by having native support for GNSS AT commands used to manage u-blox positioning modules and chipsets.

“At u-blox, we understand that customers need compact, flexible, and secure solutions that simplify the complex logistics of product development for global applications. As the smallest globally certified LTE Cat 4 module on the market, LARA-L6 is a clear fit for size-constrained solutions demanding robust security, integration with positioning solutions, and flexibility to adapt designs to use-case specific data rate requirements,” says Drazen Drinic, Product Manager, Product Center Cellular, at u-blox.

Engineering samples of the LARA-L6 a scheduled to be available in second quarter of 2022.