u-blox has unveiled the UBX-R3, its proprietary LTE modem technology platform. The platform supports the LARA-R3 module series, the only cellular product in the market to feature a combination of a Cat 1 LTE modem and GNSS technology, all developed by a single supplier.
The LARA-R3 product series is a single-mode LTE Cat 1 module based on the UBX‑R3 LTE modem technology platform. It complements u-bloxs existing multimode LTE Cat 1 portfolio, which consists of the LARA-R2 and TOBY-R2 module series. In response to customer demand, LARA‑R3 additionally provides positioning information based on an on-board GNSS receiver. The single-mode LTE Cat 1 configuration meets increasing market demand for dedicated LTE products. It completes u-bloxs unique portfolio of products and technologies aimed specifically at applications for things connected to the internet (IoT).
Designed and qualified for reliable communication in harsh environments, the new professional-grade LARA‑R3 series comes with features that set it apart from the competition, including robust system design, long-term availability, and full component traceability. The software-defined modem architecture in the UBX‑R3 modem platform offers specific features for IoT, like power minimization, signaling optimization and load and throughput control, all compatible with latest standard releases. System complexity has been adapted for LTE-only support and the device can be modified to meet specific customer requirements.
The new platform can support end-to-end security features (secure firmware boot, secure transport layer, secure interfaces, secure APIs) that are tightly integrated within the LARA‑R3 module. And as with all u-blox products, customers can rely on highly competent support.