Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit module supports CBRS private networks

Steve Rogerson
May 6, 2020

Telit’s LM960A PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) family is available in a version supporting the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to applications that can benefit from private networking, such as warehousing, industrial manufacturing, and public and enterprise venues.
The module provides the CBRS market with an LTE-Advanced product to foster the deployment of IoT devices on private LTE CBRS networks. It is hardware and software compatible with the LM960A18. With full industrial temperature range, it is suitable for high data rate applications, including industrial gateways, enterprise routers and CPEs, high-resolution video cameras, and bandwidth intensive industrial sensors such as infra-red, x-ray and ultrasound imagers.
The private LTE LM960A9-P version can operate in the CBRS band 48 for the US market and in band 42 and 43 for other markets. The LM960A modules also provide a 5G evolution path to Telit’s FN980m 5G sub-6GHz and mm-wave data card, helping OEMs develop products for the CBRS market.
The 1Gbit/s-class LTE-Advanced category 18 mPCIe module supports CBRS band 48 (3.55GHz). Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem, it has up to 1.2Gbit/s download and 150Mbit/s upload speeds. This makes it suitable for bandwidth-intensive CBRS applications such as enterprise routers and gateways, HD and 4K video, and software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs). It is certified for major mobile network operators in North America as well as others worldwide.
“CBRS and private LTE networks are changing the way enterprises wirelessly connect their sites and campuses,” said Alan Ewing, executive director of the CBRS Alliance. “With Telit’s enterprise-grade technologies and experience, they are among the leaders in the industry, helping system integrators and OEMs get their certified products to market faster. We look forward to Telit’s continued work in advancing this exciting market.”
CBRS is a spectrum-sharing concept backed by US regulators and government agencies that can support the expansion of 4G and 5G into new consumer and industrial applications. CBRS devices operate in 150MHz of prime mid-band spectrum in the 3.55GHz band for private LTE and 5G use.
“The LM960A9-P and our membership in the CBRS Alliance highlight Telit’s commitment to providing OEMs and their customers with industry-first private LTE solutions,” said Safi Khan, regional product marketing director at Telit. “The new, CBRS-only version, LM960A9-P provides LTE-Advanced high performance today and previews what OEMs and customers can expect from our forthcoming 5G mobile broadband devices for CBRS applications.”