u-blox has announced TOBY-L201, the world’s first 4G LTE Cat 4 module with 3G WCDMA fall-back, which works on AT&T and Verizon networks. TOBY-L201 switches automatically or via AT command to AT&T’s or Verizon’s network, without the need to load firmware. Depending on which carrier’s SIM card is inserted, TOBY-L201 recognises the carrier and starts on that carrier’s network.
If devices are equipped with two SIM cards or a configurable SIM chip, TOBY-L201 can be switched between operators on-the-fly via a simple AT command.
The versatile TOBY-L201 module offers best-in-class download speeds up to 150Mb/s and comes in a miniature 24.8x35.6mm LGA form factor. It operates from -40 to +85°C, making it suitable for most demanding automotive, industrial, and consumer devices. TOBY-L201 is suitable for infotainment, telematics control units, rugged mobile terminals, STBs, notebooks and tablets, as well as high-speed M2M applications like alarm panels, digital signage, mobile health, remote security and video systems.
“No other cellular module can rival TOBY-L201 for its unique combination of carrier independence and high performance in a very cost-effective, compact package,” said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, President, u-blox America. “Of course, as all u-blox cellular modules, TOBY-L201 is layout compatible with our GSM/GPRS, HSPA/HSPA+, and CDMA modules, making it very easy for customers to upgrade their existing products.”
TOBY-L201 includes IPv4/IPv6 stacks for secure IoT applications. The module is designed for easy integration with u-blox GNSS modules and chips to provide both outdoor and indoor positioning capabilities. TOBY-L201 will also include an extensive suite of IP protocols including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, and SSL.
Linux supports TOBY-L201 modules natively, while u-blox provides RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows free of charge. The modules are produced in ISO/TS 16949 automotive-certified production sites to ensure the highest quality and reliability.