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Pre-certified LTE CAT 1/CAT 4 Modem
An Easy & Cost-effective Way to Integrate LTE Connectivity

InHand Networks FB23 (CAT 1) and FB38 (CAT 4) Verizon Wireless end-device certified modems are specially designed to help OEMs integrate LTE connectivity and conduct rapid development. Featuring low power consumption, low cost, and high performance, the FB23 and FB38 modems are also ideal alternatives to the aging 3G/2G. 

With ultra-small size and the compact connector interface, the FB23 and FB38 can be easily integrated into customers’ devices and are perfect for IoT and M2M applications including retail, ATM/POS, digital signage, remote monitoring, smart metering, healthcare and more.

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Verizon Wireless End-Device Certified

InHand Networks FB23 (CAT 1) and FB38 (CAT 4) are carrier end-device certified for Verzion Wireless, which provides an easy and low-cost way for customers to integrate LTE connectivity to their IoT devices.  


● Verizon ODI certified for immediate use 

● Integrated with 2 U.FL antenna interfaces and SIM card slot 

● Accelerate time to market

● Extended 3 years warranty

LTE CAT 1: Ideal Replacement for the Aging 3G/2G

3G is going away soon. Verizon Wireless has stopped activating any new CDMA devices and plans to sunset its CDMA 1X network (1X/EVDO, 2G/3G) on December 31, 2019. Featuring better technical features than 2G/3G, as well as low cost and low power consumption, the FB23 LTE CAT 1 pre-certified modem provides an easy path for LTE migration.

             

● LTE CAT 1: 10 Mbit/s Downlink and 5Mbit/s uplink, ideal for M2M/IoT

● Lower latency, better performance in various applications

● Low power, extended battery life

● Future proof, easy migration  

Ultra-small Form Factor & Simple Integration

The FB23 and FB38 are the smallest in the InHand IoT modem family. The small footprint and other physical features provide flexibility for customers to conduct the integration.  


● Dimension: 46mmx30mmx0.4mm

● 4FF Nano SIM card slot

● 2 U.FL antenna connectors

● Wide voltage range 3.0V to 4.5V,  Wide temp range -40~85°C

Data Plan Available

We provide one-stop package including competitive data plans that are ideal for industrial and commercial IoT applications.


● Support InHand Device Manager Cloud - easily monitor your devices and data usage

● Contact your sales representive or call us to get a quote

       
Applications


Specifications
FB23 and FB38
SpecificationsFB23FB38
Network
LTE CategoryLTE CAT 1LTE CAT 4
Frequency BandsLTE B4, B13

LTE B2, B4, B5, B13, B17

UMTS 850, 1900

Speed

Download: 10Mbps

Upload: 5Mbps

Download: 100Mbps

Upload: 50Mbps

Interface

DIP 

Connector

2x12pins 2mm DIP connectors 2x12pins 2mm DIP connectors 

Power 

Supply

Normal operating range: 3.3V to 4.4V 

Extended operating range: 3.0V to 4.5V

Normal operating range: 3.4V to 4.35V 

Extended operating range: 3.2V to 4.35V

Serial Port (TTL)TXD, RXD, CTS, RTS, and GND
USB PortUSB D+, USB D-, VUSB, and GND
SIM Holder4FF Nano SIM card holder

Antenna 

Connector

2 U.FL antenna connectors
Mechanical 
Dimension (mm)46 x 30 x 10.4
Installation2 x φ2.6 hole
Power Consumption
Idle Mode1.1 mA1.3 mA
Active Mode29.5 mA48 mA
LTE-connected Mode
540 mA Maximum 660 mA Maximum
Environment 
Humidity 5~95% relative humidity (noncondensing)
Storage Temp.-40~85°C
Working Temp.-40~85°C
Certification
FCC, IC, Verizon Wireless
Warranty
3 Years
Documentation
Part Numbers    
FB23/FB38
Part Number LTE Category Band
FB23 LTE CAT 1 LTE B4, B13
FB38 LTE CAT 4                             

LTE B2, B4, B5, B13, B17

UMTS 850, 1900

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