Telit announced the LM960, world’s first PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) for enterprise routers and appliances.
The 23-band product, supporting LTE Advanced Category 18 (Cat 18) with download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and 5-band fallback to 3G, will be available in select markets in third quarter of 2018.
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The first product in the mPCIe form factor to support Cat 18, the rugged LM960 delivers flexibility and other benefits to OEMs looking to deploy next generation products delivering carrier broadband-like user experience.
Since the new LM960 and the Cat 11 LM940 are interchangeable, OEMs will have the opportunity to create new products based on designs already using the LM940, or to create products in different grades of performance based either on the LM960 for high end, or the LM940 for mid-market.
“By bringing 5G-like performance to the market with the LM960, we are making it easier not only for customers looking to innovate in 1Gbps applications enabled by the new LM960 but also for customers across all industries and application areas,” said Manish Watwani, vice president global product marketing, Telit.
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