London, UK. Telit today introduced the LE940A9 smart module, which it calls the industry’s first automotive-grade module to support LTE-Advanced Category 9 (Cat 9) networks. The series offers three multiband, multimode variants, including Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), and is optimized for automobile manufacturers to deploy next-generation connected-car technology.
The LE940A9, the latest addition Telit’s xE940 family of automotive-grade modules, delivers 450 Mb/s download and 50-Mb/s upload speeds with low latency and advanced security, enabling the next wave of automobile industry’s applications and services, which also serve as a springboard for autonomous driving.
Digital transformation is driving the evolution of the connected car with major improvements in driver safety, new revenue streams, and an immersive connected experience. From commercial and consumer telematics services, to autonomous driving and driver assistance features, along with a host of other applications dependent on remote software updates—including infotainment—secure, wired broadband-like speed is now a requirement. The evolution to high-speed wireless connectivity is only possible if powered by LTE-Advanced, with little to no lag time, for the applications to work.
“In addition to serving as a significant advancement for the connected car industry, the LE940A9 Series is a powerful testament to Telit’s continued technology leadership enabling the future of the connected car worldwide,” said Yossi Moscovitz, CEO of Telit Automotive Solutions. “Not only does the LE940A9 enable unprecedented applications with the speed and low latency of Cat 9 of the multimode variants but also simplifies integration and reduces costs that help accelerate the development of our OEM partners’ global roadmaps.”
The LE940A9 powers the entire connected car platform, supporting current needs while including advanced features that enable future integration of upcoming value-added telematics and managed services. The module can run in-vehicle applications inside a secure processing environment from the built-in application processor, storage, and memory. Automotive application programs can run entirely and securely on the module itself protected by advanced cyber-security capabilities.
The LE940A9 offers worldwide GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS. It also offers secure boot and secure storage features.