Fibocom FM101-NA LTE-A Module Gets AT&T Certification

In May, Fibocom LTE-A module FM101-NA was the first to obtain AT&T certification, an important operator in North America, which indicates that FM101-NA meets the performance access standards and requirements of communication products in North America, and can run smoothly under AT&T wireless networks. Including the ability to provide wireless connectivity services for IoT end devices under the AT&T public safety network FirstNet. It is worth mentioning that FM101-NA is Fibocom‘s first IoT module that supports FirstNet network access.

FirstNet is a national wireless broadband private network in North America. It is operated by AT&T. It aims to provide efficient, reliable and stable communication guarantee for public safety maintenance personnel and other on-site emergency personnel, and help the emergency industry to better implement rescue. The terminal equipment with built-in Fibocom FM101-NA can be successfully connected to the FirstNet network, boosting the rapid implementation of CPE, STB, security cameras and other equipment in the emergency field.


Fibocom FM101-NA module complies with the 3GPP Release 12 evolution standard, based on Qualcomm Snapdragon® X12+ LTE modem, and adopts 30x42x2.3mm M.2 small size package, which is convenient for customers to develop terminal equipment flexibly. FM101-NA can bring LTE Cat6 wireless network experience, the maximum rate can reach 300Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink, providing high-performance, low-latency network; at the same time, it supports LTE-TDD, LTE-FDD, WCDMA three network standards, to meet the needs of many network switching requirements.

Fibocom FM101-NA supports multiple functions of DFOTA/VoLTE/Audio, and is compatible with mainstream operating systems such as Linux/Android/Windows; supports rich interface access, such as UART/USB3.0/PCM/I2S/SPI/I2C/PCIe2 .0 /USIM, etc.; At the same time, it has GNSS positioning function, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou four satellite navigation systems, which can achieve high-precision positioning. With its excellent performance, the Fibocom 4G module can be widely used in CPE, STB, industrial interconnection and other fields.


Fibocom FM101 series modules have entered the engineering sample delivery stage in August 2021, and can achieve mass production. In addition to AT&T certification, FM101-NA has also obtained FCC/IC/TSCA/RoHS/HF/GCF/PTCRB and other certifications, which is an important achievement for Fibocom products to enter the global market.


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4G LTE Modules

Laptops cam also go without a USB Surf stick or wireless modem online and even with the new data standard Long Term Evolution(LTE).


Thanks to the integrated modules that are built into the notebook, this is possible. For LTE, there are only a few such PC cards. Novatel wireless and Sierra Wireless have some modules in the portfolio, provide both LTE and HSPA. Thus, laptops can use this internal modem to connect to the Internet even when no LTE network is available.


Novatle Modules


With built LTE module, a notebook without connecting external hardware to bring high speed wireless Internet. The number of such internal modem is very manageable. Two main manufacturers have several models on offer: Novatel Wireless and Sierra Wireless.


Novatel Wireless has three modules on offer, which are not suitable for the European LTE market as it sparks in the 700MHz band. The modules Expedite E351 and E362 can also send in addition to LTE and CDMA networks receive. The E362 and E371 also still in UMTS networks. The chipsets installed in the modules from Novatel is from Qualcomm.


The offer from Sierra Wireless


The manufacturer Sierra Wireless also uses chipsets from Qualcomm, to make the house, internal modules for LTE fit. Sierra Offers like Novatel Three internal modems. The Air Prime MC7700 and MC7750 can both receive LTE signals at a frequency of 700Mhz. If no LTE is available, they will switch to CDMA and GSM standards.


The MC7710 is designed for the European market, because instead of receiving the uncustomary 700MHz in Europe, the MC7710 in the LTE frequency bands at 800, 900, 1800, 2100 and 2600Mhz. The Sierra Wireless Modules are as specified by the manufacturer up to 100 megabits per second downstream and can make up to 50 megabits per second upload.