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LENA-R8 series - multi-mode LTE Cat 1bis modules

LENA-R8 modules offer simple global LTE Cat 1 connectivity with 13 LTE and four 2G bands, reducing logistics complexity for IoT devices that may be deployed in different regions requiring different band combinations.

This module series is ideal for value-oriented IoT products, targeting the tracking and telematics markets or other applications requiring broad global coverage. With broad band support and fallback to 2G networks, LENA-R8 modules provide the best possible roaming coverage and make global tracking with a single product SKU possible.

  • Global LTE and 2G bands for simple roaming anywhere in the world
  • Small size creates more design flexibility
  • Out-of-the box, global MQTT Anywhere and MQTT Flex connectivity
  • Choose between integrated or stand-alone GNSS, as well as CellLocate
  • Easy migration between u‑blox form factors due to pin-compatible form factor

EVK-R8 evaluation kits are an ideal way to assess the performance and suitability of LENA-R8 LTE Cat 1bis modules for your application.

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The LENA-R8 series is highly integrated, providing out-of-the box support for MQTT Anywhere and MQTT Flex services on the Thingstream platform, enabling seamless global roaming.

The modules can enable a wide range of applications with GNSS requirements, ranging from high performance stand-alone solutions to a simple out-of-box experience via LENA-R8001M10. This product variant includes integrated GNSS based on the u‑blox M10 platform. The cellular modem and GNSS subsystems are accessible via dedicated interfaces for great usage flexibility. Both subsystems can be operated fully independently, facilitating the optimization of usage patterns to achieve the highest performances with the most efficient power consumption. The modules also support CellLocate, a network-based cellular location service.

LENA-R8 modules are small in size and pin-compatible with other u‑blox form factors, thereby simplifying migration to LTE Cat 1 from legacy 2G or 3G technologies, which are sunsetting on many MNO networks around the world.

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LENA-R8 at a glance

Product information
Product variants LENA-R8001  LENA-R8001M10 
Area Global  Global 
LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66 
GSM bands Quad-band  Quad-band 
Data rates Cat 1 (10 Mbit/s DL, 5 Mbit/s UL)  Cat 1 (10 Mbit/s DL, 5 Mbit/s UL) 
No. of concurrent GNSS N/A 
Temperature range (°C) -40 ~ +85  -40 ~ +85 
Supply (V) 3.3 ~ 4.5  3.3 ~ 4.5 
Dimensions (mm) 27.0 x 30.0 x 2.7  27.0 x 30.0 x 2.7 

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