TOBY-L2 - Multi-mode LTE Cat 4 modules with HSPA+ and/or 2G fallback

u-blox TOBY-L2 series modules support multi-band LTE-FDD, along with HSPA+ and GPRS/ EDGE in a very small LGA package.

TOBY-L2 series modules support multi-band LTE-FDD, along with DC-HSPA+ and GPRS/ EDGE in a very small LGA package. With 3GPP Rel. 9 and LTE Cat 4, which provides data throughput up to 150 Mb/s, the modules are ideal for both industrial and consumer applications requiring the highest data-rates.

They are the perfect choice for vehicle infotainment systems, ruggedized mobile terminals, set top boxes, notebooks, tablets, as well as high-speed M2M applications such as digital signage, mobile health, remote security and video systems where backwards compatibility with 3G and 2G networks is desired.

The modules support Circuit-Switched-Fall-Back voice and guarantee HSPA+ connectivity, also in areas that do not yet have LTE coverage.

The TOBY-L201 works on AT&T and Verizon networks and can switch between the operators, based on the SIM card used or via AT command.

The compact LGA package enables straightforward automated manufacturing. Easy migration from u-blox GSM/GPRS, HSPA and CDMA modules maximizes the investments of customers, simplify logistics, and have very short time-to-market.

TOBY-L2 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites, with the highest production standards and the highest quality and reliability. Each module is fully tested and inspected during production. Modules are qualified according to ISO16750 - for systems installed in vehicles.

USB drivers and RIL software for Android are free of charge.


  • Small TOBY LGA form factor for easy manufacturing
  • Easy migration between u‑blox 2G, 3G and 4G modules
  • Automotive grade available, qualified according to ISO 16750
  • Deliver critical firmware updates over the air
  • TOBY‑L201 switches automatically between AT&T and Verizon

For sales and technical development support from our in-house engineering team, please contact the Alpha Micro team.

Parameters Specifications

Cat 4 (150 Mb/s DL, 50 Mb/s UL)

3GPP Release 9

FDD Bands:

TOBY-L200: 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 (N. America)

TOBY-L201: 2, 4, 5, 13, 17 (N. America)

TOBY-L210: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (EU/Asia/Africa)

TOBY-L220: 1, 3, 5, 8, 19 (Japan)

TOBY-L280: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28 (APAC)

All channel bandwidths: 1.4 - 20 MHz

MIMO 2x2

Rx diversity


Bands (in MHz):

TOBY-L200: 850/900/AWS/1900/2100

TOBY-L201: 850/1900

TOBY-L210: 850/900/1900/2100

TOBY-L220: 850/900/2100

TOBY-L280: 850/900/1900/2100

42 Mb/s downlink, 5.76 Mb/s uplink


Bands (in MHz):

TOBY-L200: 850/900/1800/1900

TOBY-L210: 850/900/1800/1900

TOBY-L280: 850/900/1800/1900

GPRS & EDGE Class 12


MT/MO PDU / Text mode

SMS over IMS and via SMS-C




Echo cancelation & noise reduction

Software features

Dual stack IPv4 / IPv6

Embedded TCP/IP, UDP/IP

HTTP/FTP/SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

Bearer Independent Protocol (BIP)

Network Jamming detection¹
Wi-Fi interface

To ELLA-W1 module

Firmware upgrade

Via UART and USB


¹ Available in future firmware release


1 USB 2.0 (high-speed, 480 Mb/s)

1 DDC (I²C)

1 SDIO (Master)


Up to 14 GPIO's, configurable

(U)SIM Supports 1.8 V and 3 V, SIM toolkit

1 digital

Electrical data
Power supply 3.8 V nominal, range 3.4 V to 4.35 V
Consumption current

Connected mode LTE max power: 610 mA

Idle mode: 1.1 mA

Certifications & approvals
TOBY-L200 PTCRB, GCF, FCC, ISED² , RED³ , AT&T, Anatel
TOBY-L201 PTCRB, GCF, FCC, ISED² , AT&T, Verizon
TOBY-L210 PTCRB, GCF, FCC, ISED² , RED³ , RCM (Australia), NCC, KCC (Korea), Giteki (Japan), Softbank (Japan)
TOBY-L220 Giteki (Japan), NTT DoCoMo (Japan)
TOBY-L280 PTCRB, GCF, FCC, ISED² , RED³ , RCM (Australia), NCC, Anatel (Brazil)

² ISED, formerly known as IC

³ RED, formerly known as R&TTE

Environmental data, quality & reliability
Operating temperature -40°C to +85ºC (extended range)
RoHS compliant (lead-free)
Qualification according to ISO 16750
Manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified production sites



152-pin LGA (Land Grid Array): 24.8 x 35.6 x 2.6 mm, 4.8 g


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Part Number Description Reel Size

LTE/HSPA+/GSM module for Americas

Cat 4; B2, B4, B5, B7, B17


LTE/HSPA+/GSM module for Americas

Cat 4; B2, B4, B5, B13, B17

Ability to switch between operators


LTE/HSPA+/GSM module for Europe/Asia

Cat 4; B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20


LTE/HSPA+/GSM module for Japan

Cat 4; B1, B3, B5, B8, B19


LTE/HSPA+/GSM module for S. America/APAC

Cat 4; B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B28

EVK-L2x Evaluation kits for TOBY-L2 series Each
RIL software Available for Android Each
USB driver Available for Embedded Windows 6.0, 7, 2013 and Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Each

The EVK-L2x series of evaluation kits provide a simple, flexible and ready-to-use environment for evaluating the u-blox range of TOBY-L2 series LTE cellular modules, as well as for designing and testing of cellular and GNSS applications. The kits are very user-friendly, providing a USB interface for development, testing and tracing.AlphaMicro_u-blox_EVK-L2x_300px


  • u-blox 4G LTE cellular technology
  • Easy to use
  • Simple access to all pins and features of the wireless module
  • Extensive visualization and evaluation features
  • 1 USB port

EVK-L2x evaluation kits include m-center and u-center: u-blox' interactive evaluation tools for configuration, testing, visualization and data analysis of cellular and GNSS receivers. These powerful and easy to use tools provide useful assistance during all phases of a system integration project.

Kit includes:

  • Evaluation board with TOBY-L2 4G LTE module (TOBY-L200/TOBY-L210/TOBY-L201/TOBY-L280) and u-blox GNSS receiver module
  • USB cable
  • 2 cellular LTE antennas
  • GPS antenna
  • Power adaptor

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Last updated: 17 November 2017