The ME910C1 is the Category M1 evolution of the Telit LE910 Series of LTE modules. Specified in the approved Release 13 of the 36PP standard, Cat M1 devices are spe-cifically tailored for IoT applications, offering optimized power consumption and enhanced coverage.This model further enriches the widely deployed Telit xE910 family of 28 x 28 mm L6A modules.
The ME910C1 is an LTE UE Category M1 device with maxi-mum downlink and uplink data rate in the range of 300kbps. This next generation of products supports the new features specified by 36PP to boost IoT applications, such as the Power Sav-ing 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 in maximum coupling loss (MCL) compared to the other cellular technologies, is also one of the key benefits of this new LTE flavour. LTE Cat M1 devices are therefore optimized in cost, size and power consumption compared to higher UE categories. These advantages make the ME910C1 the perfect platform to enable a quick implemen-tation of LTE technology in IoT/M2M where low cost and low power are more relevant than high speed.
The ME910C1 helps increase the addressable market for LTE technology to include a broad range of new applica-tions and use cases best served with lower maximum data rate, ultra-low power, reduced complexity and cost. Some examples are smart meters, industrial sensors, healthcare monitors, home automation, asset tracker and many more low data rate IoT devices. The ME910C1 is offered in two different band configurations for deployment in Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile 46 networks; Additional regional variants will follow, starting with an addition SKU for EMEA market. It is highly recommended for new designs, but also in particular as a migration path for exist-ing 6PRS or CDMA devices, both new and updated designs benefit from a significant extension in lifecycle with LTE Cat M1.