UE866-EU ultra-miniature is market’s smallest 3G module with 2G fallback
Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced commercial availability of the UE866-EU, an HSPA module banded for European and Asian markets. With its ultra-compact 15x25mm LGA footprint, the new module is ideal for IoT applications with stringent space constraints such as telematics OBDII dongles, health monitoring devices and connected wearables.
Leveraging a hardware and software platform design validated in more than eight million shipped modules, the UE866-EU dual-band HSPA module with fallback to GSM/GPRS provides system integrators with a proven, long-term deployment option for a wide range of IoT applications. The Telit IoT Portal-ready UE866-EU also enables solution providers to take direct advantage of Telit IoT Connectivity and IoT Platform services designed for hassle-free device-to-cloud onboarding. Telit’s “design once and deploy globally” development philosophy makes it easy for customers to deploy devices anywhere in the world by simply selecting regional or technology variants from the same form factor family. The xE866 family includes broadly carrier certified and regional regulatory compliant 2G, 3G and LTE Cat 1 modules.
“The launch of this module is an important achievement for us. It is the result of significant R&D not only to fit the electronics but also to make the RF in the dual-band 3G and 2G modems perform to traditional Telit standards, in a module barely bigger than one of the keys on your laptop keyboard,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit Executive Vice President of Products and Solutions. “New technology and strategies we developed here will enable us to keep bringing extraordinary breakthroughs in module miniaturization as we reaffirm our commitment to innovation leadership in the IoT.”
The UE866-EU is a dual-mode, dual-band UMTS|HSPA, GSM|GPRS, 3GPP Release 7 compliant module. It supports 3G 900/2100MHz and 2G 900/1800MHz bands, delivering 7.2Mbps downlink and 5.76 uplink data rates. The new module supports application development inside module through the Telit AppZone application development environment, includes digital voice support and is ideal for new and upgrade designs, particularly for redesign projects aiming at reducing bill of material costs and/or device dimensions.