Fortress LTE PCI Express Mini Card

Connectivity with Certainty

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

Product Details

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


Fortress LTE PCI Express Mini Card

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Operating Frequency ƒƒ3GPP Band Class 4 (1710-1755MHz Uplink/ 2110-2155MHz Downlink)
ƒƒ3GPP Band Class 12 (699-716MHz Uplink/ 729-746MHz Downlink)
ƒƒ3GPP Band Class 14 (788-798MHz Uplink/ 758-768MHz Downlink)
Channel Bandwidth
ƒƒƒƒ5, 10 and 20MHz
Duplex Mode ƒƒFrequency Division Duplex (FDD)
UE Category Category 3 UE
Transmit Power ƒƒ+23 dBm +/- 2 dB
Radio Performance 3GPP TS 36.101 compliant
LTE PHY layer maximum data rates ƒƒ36.7Mbps/12.6Mbps in a 5MHz FDD channel
ƒƒ73.4Mbps/25.5Mbps in a 10MHz FDD channel
ƒƒ102.0Mbps/50.8Mbps ibn a 20MHz FDD channel
ƒƒ(Actual throughput depends on channel bandwidth and radio coverage.)
Standards Compliance ƒƒ3GPP R9 LTE compliant
ƒƒ3GPP R9 LTE compliant via future software upgrade
Radio Configuration ƒƒ1 Transmit / 2 Receive
Voltage ƒƒ3.0–3.6 VDC
Dimensions ƒƒPCI Express Mini Card (Full Mini F1)
ƒƒ50.95 x 30.00 x 5.00mm
Weight ƒƒ15g
Antenna Connector ƒƒU.FL connector (x2 for diversity)
Host Interface ƒƒUSB over 52-pin PCI Express Mini Card Edge connector
Authentication ƒƒExternal USIM interface
Drivers ƒƒWinidows XP/Vista/7 32-bit and 64-bit versions, WHQL
ƒƒMac OS 10.4 or higher
ƒƒLinux Kernal 2.6.32 or higher
Operating Temperature ƒƒ-30 to +60°C (-22 to +140°F) ambient
Storage Temperature ƒƒ-40 to +65 °C (-40 to +149°F) ambient
Humidity ƒƒ5-95% condensing
Regulatory Approvals ƒƒRadio & Safety approvals
- FCC radio approval
-UL safety approval
ƒƒROHS compliant