Fortress LTE PCI Express Mini Card

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The General Dynamics Fortress® LTE PCI Express Mini (PEM) card features state of the art, patented baseband processor currently supporting 3GPP LTE Release 8 and software upgradeable to 3GPP Release 9. The PCI Express Mini (PEM) Card is designed for embedded applications such as notebook PC’s, routers and vehicle mount modems. The Fortress LTE PCI Express (PEM) features:

  • A state of the art baseband processor
  • Supports LTE Bands 4, 12 & 14
  • High performance throughput
  • Low power consumption
  • Custom multi-band design
  • Over the air software upgradeable

About General Dynamics Fortress LTE

Ideal for small to large specialized private wireless deployments, Fortress LTE delivers an end-to-end solution providing ‘always on’ high speed network access to vital information including voice, video, data, text and chat using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. Fortress LTE solutions are frequency agile, customizable for specific applications and designed for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments where network access may not be available. Fortress LTE is a cost-effective, single vendor end-to-end solution consisting of:

  • 4G Core Network
  • Radio Access Network (Base Station)
  • User Equipment (UE)

What Sets Us Apart

  • Virtualization – Facilitates deployment on a wide range of COTs or application specific platforms, optimizing Space, Weight and Power (SWaP) and reducing total cost of ownership
  • 3GPP Compliant – Fully interoperable with the Fortress LTE portfolio, enabling end-to-end integration into state-of-the-art public safety and tactical communication networks
  • High Performance – The flexibility of up to 8,000 UEs and 1Gbits/s user plane, full duplex delivers a customizable solution for private, public safety and tactical deployable systems
  • Scalability – Facilitates the creation of distributed core network architectures incorporating multiple VCNs to support multiple deployables or highly resilient fixed networks
  • Secure – Security zone and firewall protects against sophisticated external attacks

Specifications

Fortress LTE PCI Express Mini Card

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Operating Frequency 3GPP Band Class 4 (1710-1755MHz Uplink/ 2110-2155MHz Downlink)
3GPP Band Class 12 (699-716MHz Uplink/ 729-746MHz Downlink)
3GPP Band Class 14 (788-798MHz Uplink/ 758-768MHz Downlink)
Channel Bandwidth
5, 10 and 20MHz
Duplex Mode Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
UE Category Category 3 UE
Transmit Power +23 dBm +/- 2 dB
Radio Performance 3GPP TS 36.101 compliant
LTE PHY layer maximum data rates 36.7Mbps/12.6Mbps in a 5MHz FDD channel
73.4Mbps/25.5Mbps in a 10MHz FDD channel
102.0Mbps/50.8Mbps ibn a 20MHz FDD channel
(Actual throughput depends on channel bandwidth and radio coverage.)
Standards Compliance 3GPP R9 LTE compliant
3GPP R9 LTE compliant via future software upgrade
Radio Configuration 1 Transmit / 2 Receive
Voltage 3.0–3.6 VDC
Dimensions PCI Express Mini Card (Full Mini F1)
50.95 x 30.00 x 5.00mm
Weight 15g
Antenna Connector U.FL connector (x2 for diversity)
Host Interface USB over 52-pin PCI Express Mini Card Edge connector
Authentication External USIM interface
Drivers Windows XP/Vista/7 32-bit and 64-bit versions, WHQL
Mac OS 10.4 or higher
Linux Kernal 2.6.32 or higher
Operating Temperature -30 to +60°C (-22 to +140°F) ambient
Storage Temperature -40 to +65 °C (-40 to +149°F) ambient
Humidity 5-95% condensing
Regulatory Approvals Radio & Safety approvals
- FCC radio approval
-UL safety approval
ROHS compliant
  • About Fortress LTE

    About General Dynamics Fortress LTE

    Ideal for small to large specialized private wireless deployments, Fortress LTE delivers an end-to-end solution providing ‘always on’ high speed network access to vital information including voice, video, data, text and chat using any 3GPP compliant LTE enabled device. Fortress LTE solutions are frequency agile, customizable for specific applications and designed for harsh, permanent or temporary deployments where network access may not be available. Fortress LTE is a cost-effective, single vendor end-to-end solution consisting of:

    • 4G Core Network
    • Radio Access Network (Base Station)
    • User Equipment (UE)
  • Features

    What Sets Us Apart

    • Virtualization – Facilitates deployment on a wide range of COTs or application specific platforms, optimizing Space, Weight and Power (SWaP) and reducing total cost of ownership
    • 3GPP Compliant – Fully interoperable with the Fortress LTE portfolio, enabling end-to-end integration into state-of-the-art public safety and tactical communication networks
    • High Performance – The flexibility of up to 8,000 UEs and 1Gbits/s user plane, full duplex delivers a customizable solution for private, public safety and tactical deployable systems
    • Scalability – Facilitates the creation of distributed core network architectures incorporating multiple VCNs to support multiple deployables or highly resilient fixed networks
    • Secure – Security zone and firewall protects against sophisticated external attacks
  • Specifications

    Specifications

    Fortress LTE PCI Express Mini Card

    View Document

    Operating Frequency 3GPP Band Class 4 (1710-1755MHz Uplink/ 2110-2155MHz Downlink)
    3GPP Band Class 12 (699-716MHz Uplink/ 729-746MHz Downlink)
    3GPP Band Class 14 (788-798MHz Uplink/ 758-768MHz Downlink)
    Channel Bandwidth
    5, 10 and 20MHz
    Duplex Mode Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
    UE Category Category 3 UE
    Transmit Power +23 dBm +/- 2 dB
    Radio Performance 3GPP TS 36.101 compliant
    LTE PHY layer maximum data rates 36.7Mbps/12.6Mbps in a 5MHz FDD channel
    73.4Mbps/25.5Mbps in a 10MHz FDD channel
    102.0Mbps/50.8Mbps ibn a 20MHz FDD channel
    (Actual throughput depends on channel bandwidth and radio coverage.)
    Standards Compliance 3GPP R9 LTE compliant
    3GPP R9 LTE compliant via future software upgrade
    Radio Configuration 1 Transmit / 2 Receive
    Voltage 3.0–3.6 VDC
    Dimensions PCI Express Mini Card (Full Mini F1)
    50.95 x 30.00 x 5.00mm
    Weight 15g
    Antenna Connector U.FL connector (x2 for diversity)
    Host Interface USB over 52-pin PCI Express Mini Card Edge connector
    Authentication External USIM interface
    Drivers Windows XP/Vista/7 32-bit and 64-bit versions, WHQL
    Mac OS 10.4 or higher
    Linux Kernal 2.6.32 or higher
    Operating Temperature -30 to +60°C (-22 to +140°F) ambient
    Storage Temperature -40 to +65 °C (-40 to +149°F) ambient
    Humidity 5-95% condensing
    Regulatory Approvals Radio & Safety approvals
    - FCC radio approval
    -UL safety approval
    ROHS compliant
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