Telit pushes next generation connected car technology with AT&T certification of LTE-advanced automotive-grade module


Telit announced Tuesday that the LE920A4-NALTE Cat 4 module has received AT&T certification for use on the carrier’s North American LTE wireless networks. The smart module delivers voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and 150 Mbps Cat 4 automotive-grade performance.

With advanced security features, the LE920A4 delivers OEMs and tier one automotive system integrators, flexibility to meet requirements of vehicle roadmaps for secure, high-speed mobile data with support for next gen applications such as advanced diagnostics, infotainment and remote software updates.

The LE920 Series combines two high-speed cellular modes: LTE delivering 100 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink data rates and full fallback compatibility with HSPA+ delivering up to 42 Mbs downlink and 5.76 Mbps uplink rates. With 2.5G quad-band support, the LE920 is also fully backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM | GPRS networks to ensure that it can connect even in remote areas devoid of 4G or 3G coverage.

The xE920 family is Telit’s new generation of automotive grade modules in HSPA+ and LTE cellular technologies. The 34 x 40 mm, 198-pad LGA package is a ruggedized module ideal for the most demanding applications

and environments. In addition, xE920 modules are designed and manufactured according to ISO TS16949 processes to ensure quality and suitability for OEM applications requiring this certification.

Telit technology in the LE920A4 powers the entire connected car platform with a design that supports current connectivity needs with the flexibility to integrate value-add and other telematics services down the road as wireless communications continue to evolve. Complex in-vehicle applications are inside a secure processing environment with a built-in application processor, storage and memory. This flexible development environment allows customer application programs to run entirely and securely on the module itself using advanced anti-hacking capabilities.

The series includes three multi-band, multi-mode, variants with integrated world-covering GNSS functionality, optimized for automobile manufacturers to deploy connected car solutions for the top automotive markets, and features include secure boot, secure storage, unique identifiers, random number generation and cryptographic algorithms. LTE high-speed data secured with 3G/2G fallback delivers widest possible combination of voice and data connection technologies always-on communications, particularly in life-critical situations.

The line also supports regulatory and safety standards, and is VoLTE-ready (voice over LTE) with circuit-switch fallback (CSFB) to 3G or 2G aligned with regional requirements. The LE920A4 34×40 mm LGA form factor nests with the new LE940B6 Telit xE940 automotive module family, offering the OEM or tier one integrator, superior flexibility to address economic, feature and regional requirements with a single device design.

The series also includes ruggedized, mechanically robust package with excellent thermal characteristics for effective heat dissipation. With an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, it is suitable for demanding applications and environments. Telit designs and manufactures automotive modules per ISO TS16949 processes to ensure quality and compliance with automotive OEM and tier-one supply chains requiring this certification.

“Automobile manufacturers demand best-in-class solutions enabling world-class connected car innovation with robust security features that the LE920A4 delivers,” said Yossi Moscovitz, CEO of Telit Automotive Solutions. “AT&T’s approval for the North American module variant is a critical milestone that the auto industry can leverage for immediate deployment in U.S. car models. Telit remains committed to developing solutions aligned with progressive roadmaps that embrace advanced connected car and autonomous driving technologies.”

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