LTE Cat M1 modem

This is a Murata Type1SC LTE CAT M1 Cellular Modem and is a low bandwidth solution for IOT.

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.

Note that at this time any software for this module is the responsibility of the user. Murata and Emcraft may have example or reference code to follow.

Details may be found here: Murata Type1SC LTE Cat M1 Cellular modem

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

300kbps 375bps

Frequency deployment

LTE in Band

Duplex mode

Half or Full duplex

Voice/Data support

Voice & Data



Tx Power

20, 23dBm

Targeted Applications

Critical applications Healthcare, smart factory, security Low latency Emergency devices, smart cities Geolocation Asset tracking, wearable, fleet management

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