Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Telit modules save power for IoT applications

Steve Rogerson
April 28, 2020

IoT enabler Telit has added the ML865G1-WW to its portfolio of low-power NB-IoT and LTE-M modules. Compliant with 3GPP release 14, the LTE UE Cat M1 and NB2 module can enables increased power saving for IoT applications.
Using power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX), it allows devices to wake up periodically, delivering only the smallest amounts of data necessary before returning to sleep mode.
With broad frequency bands support, the module is suitable for global deployments. For devices deployed globally or across multiple countries, 2G fallback ensures connectivity where LTE-M and NB-IoT networks are not yet deployed on a national scale.
LTE CatM1 and NB2 devices are optimised in cost, size and power consumption compared with higher UE categories. The 3GPP release 14 further improves these features by adding techniques to increase the data rate for LTE-M and NB-IoT. These advantages make the ML865G1-WW suitable for enabling quick, global implementation of LTE technology where low cost and low power are more relevant than high speed.
The module is pin-to-pin and software compatible with Telit 2G and 3G modules in the xL865 family, allowing for an easy and quick transition of users' designs to the newer and longer lifecycle LTE technologies for IoT.
The module supports Telit value-added services including:

  • OneEdge module-embedded software with pre-packaged management tools that include LwM2M FOTA and device management.
  • AppZone app to module development environment.
"The ML865G1-WW provides Telit customers with 2G and 3G deployments, based on the Telit xL865 form factor, a seamless way to upgrade their applications and extend product life-cycles using the latest LTE technologies," said Marco Argenton, head of product management at Telit. "Thanks to global frequency bands, extended coverage support and 2G fallback, the ML865G1-WW is ideal for global deployment, including those regions such as EMEA and Latin America, where the new LTE-M and NB-IoT networks are not yet widely deployed on a national scale."
Engineering samples are currently shipping with commercial availability following later in 2020.
"Qualcomm Technologies is proud to collaborate with Telit on the ML865G1-WW to enhance the evolution of Telit xL865 2G and 3G designs," said Jeffery Torrance, vice president at Qualcomm Technologies. "The module takes advantage of the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem's high levels of hardware integration and ready-to-use cloud connectivity SDK tools to ensure Telit's customers can enjoy the savings and time-to-commercialisation advantages that IoT products need in order to build scale."