The ML865C1 is the Category (Cat) M1/NB1 evolution in the widely deployed Telit xL865 product family. Specified in Release (Rel) 13 of the 3GPP standard, LTE Cat M1/NB1 is specifically tailored for IoT applications, offering optimized power consumption and enhanced coverage.
- Design once and deploy globally, thanks to the xL865 form factor family
- Compact VQFN package is ideally suited for low-profile integrated solutions, limited real estate application boards, reducing cost in high-volume applications, as well as saving space and weight in portable devices
- Perfect platform for regional IoT applications such as smart metering, security and surveillance, point of sale, health monitoring, fleet management, asset tracking and wearable devices
- LTE UE Cat M1/NB1 compliant to the latest 3GPP Rel 13 enhanced machine-type communication
This next generation of products supports the new features specified by 3GPP to boost IoT applications, such as the Power Saving Mode (PSM) and the extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX), which allow the devices to wake up periodically to deliver only very small amounts of data to the network and then go back to sleep for most of the time, thus allowing longer battery operation. Enhanced coverage, with up to +15dB/+20dB in maximum coupling loss (MCL) com-pared to the other cellular technologies, is also one of the key benefits of this new LTE flavour. LTE Cat M1/NB1 devices are therefore optimized in cost, size and power consump-tion compared to higher UE categories. These advantages make the ML865C1 the perfect platform to enable a quick implementation of LTE technology in IoT/ M2M where low cost and low power are more relevant than high speed.
The ML865C1 helps increase the addressable market for LTE technology to include a broad range of new applications and use cases best served with lower maximum data rate, ultra-low power, reduced complexity and cost. Some examples are asset trackers, smart metering, smart parking, smart agri-culture, waste collection, industrial sensors, healthcare monitors, home automation, and many more low data rate IoT devices. The ML865C1 is offered in different bands configurations for deployment in Europe and North America. It is highly recommended for new designs, but also in particular as a migration path for existing GPRS devices, both new and updated designs benefit from a significant extension in life-cycle with LTE Cat M1/NB1.
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