Telit takes wraps off LTE module for telematics

LTE is poised to become an important ingredient in enabling next-generation telematics services, and vendors are stepping up to offer LTE modules for this M2M segment. Among these is Telit Wireless Solutions, which introduced its LE920 LTE module for European and North American OEM automotive and aftermarket segments. The module is designed to deliver LTE data at 100 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink, and it is fallback compatible with DC-HSPA+. The device also includes quad-band GSM/GPRS and EDGE capability for connections in remote areas not served by 3G or LTE. The LE920 includes a multi-constellation GPS plus GLONASS receiver for navigation coverage in harsh environments and urban canyons and is designed to meet current specifications for the European eCall and Russian ERA-Glonass programs. Telit said its LTE module also has a USB 2.0 high-speed port and device drivers for most Windows and Linux platforms, and it will be available in local variants as required for all major LTE carriers and partner networks in North America and Europe. Release