TOBY-L1 - Compact single mode LTE cellular module

Single‑mode LTE LGA module in a very small form‑factor

The TOBY-L100 single-mode LTE module in a very small form factor is easy to integrate in compact designs. The TOBY-L100 supports up to two LTE-FDD bands. As a single-mode LTE module, it offers cost advantages compared to multi-mode (LTE/3G/2G) modules, and is optimized for applications using only LTE networks.

The TOBY-L100 module is dedicated to data transfer, supporting a high-speed USB 2.0 interface. With LTE Category 3 data rates of 100 Mb/s (downlink) and 50 Mb/s (uplink), the module is ideal for applications requiring the highest data-rates and high-speed internet access. It is the perfect choice for consumer fixed-wireless terminals, mobile routers and gateways, and applications requiring video streaming. It is also optimally suited for industrial (M2M) applications, such as remote access to video cameras, digital signage, telehealth, security and surveillance systems.

The TOBY-L100 can operate in a temperature range of -40 to +85°C, making it well suited to devices intended for outdoor operation and harsh environments.

The compact LGA package enables easy manufacturing, and straightforward migration from u-blox GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA(UMTS) and CDMA modules. This allows customers to take maximum advantage of their hardware and software investments, and provides very short time-to-market. The module is fully certified for the Verizon network. USB drivers and RIL software for Android are available free of charge.

Features

  • Single‑mode LTE LGA module in a very small form‑factor
  • LTE Cat 3, 100 Mb/s download, 50 Mb/s upload
  • Easy migration from u‑blox W‑CDMA, CDMA, GSM modules
  • North American region (Verizon)

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Parameters Specifications
Features
LTE

Cat. 3

50 Mb/s UL,100 Mb/s DL

FDD Bands 4, 13

3GPP Release 9

FDD channel bandwidth 1.4 - 20 MHz

MIMO 2x2

Rx diversity

SMS

SMS via embedded IMS¹

Network

Status indication via LED

Firmware upgrade FOTA (Firmware upgrade Over The Air)²

¹ IP Multimedia Subsystem

² Available in FW version 01S

Interfaces
Serial 1 USB 2.0 (high speed, 480 Mb/s)
GPIO

6 GPIO's³

(U)SIM

1 4-wire interface

Supports 1.8 V and 3 V, SIM toolkit

³ Available in FW version 01S

Electrical data
Power supply 3.3 - 4.5 V
Power consumption

Power Off: 40 µA

Idle (power saving): 2.6 mA

Transmitting: 740 mA (Band 4, 10 MHz channel width)

Transmitting: 800 mA (Band 13, 10 MHz channel width)

Certifications & approvals

GCF, FCC, Verizon

See the u-blox website for latest approvals

Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temperature -40°C to +85ºC (extended range)
RoHS compliant (lead-free)
REACH compliant
Manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites

Package

Package

152 pin LGA (Land Grid Array): 24.8 x 35.6 x 2.6 mm, < 7 g

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Part Number Description Reel Size
TOBY-L100
LTE Cat. 3, Bands 4,13 (Verizon)
150
EVK-L10 u-blox 4G LTE evaluation kit with embedded GNSS receiver, supports TOBY-L100 (Verizon, USA)
Each
EVK-L10M u-blox 4G LTE evaluation kit with embedded GNSS receiver, supports MPCI-L100 (Verizon, USA) Each
RIL software Android 4.x
USB driver Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8

The EVK‑L10/L10M evaluation kits provide a simple, flexible and ready‑to‑use environment for evaluating u‑blox' TOBY‑L1 or MPCI‑L1 LTE wireless modules, as well as for designing and testing of wireless and GNSS applications. The kits are very userfriendly, providing a USB interface for development, testing and tracing. The kit comes with a built‑in u‑blox GNSS receiver module, giving designers the flexibility to test either the LTE or the GNSS functionality. The kits are to be used with a Windows PC via USB interface, and require an activated SIM card (not included). USB drivers can be downloaded from u‑blox website.

AlphaMicro_u-blox_EVK-L10-L10M_300pxKey features:

  • u‑blox 4G LTE wireless technology
  • Easy to use
  • Simple access to:
    • pins and features of the TOBY‑L100 module
    • features of the MPCI‑L100 module
  • Extensive visualization and evaluation features
  • 1 USB port

Kit includes:

  • Evaluation board with TOBY‑L100 4G LTE module and u‑blox GNSS module
  • The EVK‑L10M board also has an MPCI connector
  • USB cable
  • 2 cellular LTE antennas
  • GPS/GLONASS antenna
  • Power adapter

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Last updated: 17 November 2017