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LENA-R8 series

Multi-mode LTE Cat 1 modules (In Development)

Simple global connectivity with location options

  • 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

Product variants


LTE Cat 1 module with global coverage


LTE Cat 1 module with global coverage and integrated u-blox M10 GNSS

Product variantsLENA-R8001LENA-R8001M10
Antenna supervisor
Dual stack IPv4/IPv6
Embedded FTP/HTTP
Embedded MQTT, MQTT-SN
Embedded TCP/UDP
Embedded TLS 1.2
FW update via serial interface
Jamming detection
Secure boot
Compatible with u-blox servicesAssistNow, CellLocate, MQTT Anywhere, MQTT Flex
Cellular features 
LTE bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
Data ratesCat 1 (10 Mbit/s DL, 5 Mbit/s UL)
GSM bandsQuad-band
Positioning (for CEL products)GNSS via ModemDedicated GNSS antenna interface, Integrated GNSS receiver
DDC (I2C compliant)1
Electrical data 
Minimum supply [V]3.30
Maximum supply [V]4.5
Environmental data, quality & reliability 
Maximum temperature [°C]85
Minimum temperature [°C]-40
Size [mm]27 x 30

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.
The 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, the modules provide the best possible roaming coverage and make global tracking with a single product SKU possible.
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.