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u-blox introduces TOBY-L201, a 150 Mbps 4G LTE and WCDMA module with multi-carrier support

AT&T and Verizon‑certified cellular modem with voice and data offers future‑proof, high speed, always‑on connectivity

Thalwil, Switzerland – August 27, 2015 – u‑blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces TOBY‑L201, the world’s first 4G LTE Cat 4 module with 3G WCDMA fall‑back, which works on AT&T and Verizon networks. TOBY‑L201 switches automatically or via AT command to AT&T’s or Verizon’s network, without the need to load new firmware. Depending on which carrier’s SIM card is inserted, TOBY‑L201 recognizes the carrier and starts on that carrier’s network. If devices are equipped with two SIM cards or a configurable SIM chip, TOBY‑L201 can be switched between operators on‑the‑fly via a simple AT command.

 

The versatile TOBY‑L201 module offers best‑in‑class download speeds up to 150 Mbps and comes in a miniature 24.8 x 35.6 mm LGA form factor. It operates from -40°C to +85°C, making it suitable for most demanding automotive, industrial, and consumer devices.  TOBY‑L201 is ideal for infotainment systems, telematics control units, rugged mobile terminals, set‑top boxes, notebooks, tablets, as well as high‑speed M2M applications like alarm panels, digital signage, mobile health, remote security and video systems.

 

“No other cellular module can rival TOBY‑L201 for its unique combination of carrier independence and high performance in a very cost‑effective, compact package,” said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President of u‑blox America. “Of course, as all u‑blox cellular modules, TOBY‑L201 is layout compatible with our GSM/GPRS, HSPA/HSPA+, and CDMA modules, making it very easy for customers to upgrade their existing products.”

 

TOBY‑L201 includes IPv4/IPv6 stacks for secure Internet‑of‑Things applications. The module is designed for easy integration with u‑blox GNSS modules and chips to provide both outdoor and indoor positioning capabilities. TOBY‑L201 will also include an extensive suite of IP protocols including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, and SSL.

 

Linux supports TOBY‑L201 modules natively, while u‑blox provides RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows free of charge.

 

The modules are produced in ISO/TS 16949 automotive‑certified production sites to ensure the highest quality and reliability.