Tiny LTE Cat 4 module fits into space-constrained devices

U-blox has launched the LARA-L6 LTE Cat 4 cellular module, claimed as the smallest of its kind with global coverage and 2G/3G fallback. The LARA-L6, measuring 24 × 26 × 2.6 mm,  combines high data throughput and native support for external u-blox GNSS receivers with a full set of security features. The module can be used in space-constrained applications such video surveillance, dashcams, high-end telematics, gateways and routers, and connected health devices.

Tiny LTE Cat 4 module fits into space-constrained devices

(Source: u-blox)

As a successor to the TOBY-L2 module series, the LARA-L6 module delivers download data rates of 150 Mbits/s and upload data rates of 50 Mbits/s. It is available in two variants: the LARA-L6004 (global) and LARA-L6404 (North America).

The LARA-L6 is pin/pad compatible with all u-blox LARA and SARA form factors. This gives “customers the flexibility to design a single PCB able to support different u-blox technologies with minimum hardware and software development effort,” said the company. It also provides relevant regulatory and MNO certifications, which simplifies logistic management for worldwide deployment.

LARA-L6 supports a range of security features including a root of trust, secure boot, and secure updates. Regular maintenance releases are provided to keep end devices protected from attacks. The module also supports u-blox’s IoT Security-as-a-Service offering, which includes design security, end-to-end security, and access control services and are all available from the Thingstream service delivery platform. Engineering samples of the LARA-L6 will be available in the second quarter of 2022.

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