This LTE Cat M1 modem is a small form factor module for development that includes the PX4 type connectors suitable for connection with the NavQ.
Cellular IoT solutions are new standards defined by the 3GPP Group to answer requirements such as low power, long range and low data rate usage. Two standards currently exist - LTE Cat.M1 is one of the current standards and is intended for low bandwidth intermittent use, as expected for an IOT-type device.
Cat M1 can deliver secure, world-wide coverage by using the same base stations, public networks and power supplies as mobile phones.
It is important to recognize that Cat M1 is not the same as 4G LTE data bandwidth you have come to expect on your cell phone data plan. This is not suitable for streaming video, instead it would be intended more for intermittent low bandwidth telemetry or sensor data.
Generally speaking LTE Cat M1 modems are designed to support these features:
High Security, Encrypted communication and FOTA
Low consumption capable of 10+ years of battery life
Wide coverage using existing smartphone networks
Low cost - Reduction of R&D and operational cost
GPS-free geolocation solution
Large network capacity w/ reduction of data rate
LTE Cat.M1(Release 13)
Based on LTE
Up to 1.4MHz
Peak DL data rate Peak UL data rate
LTE in Band
Half or Full duplex
Voice & Data
Critical applications Healthcare, smart factory, security Low latency Emergency devices, smart cities Geolocation Asset tracking, wearable, fleet management