LTE/5G Data Card

These data cards lay the foundation for businesses worldwide to future-proof IoT, enterprise applications and video. They leverage 5G and Gigabit LTE benefits immediately.

  • Supports 5G sub-6 FDD and TDD for global deployment
  • Supports SA and NSA operations and 5G core network
  • Standard M.2 (NGFF) data card form factor
  • Each variant is available with or without PC1.5 support on 5G TDD bands n41, n77, n78 and n79
FN990A40 and FN990A28 LTE 5G data cards.

Product Description

The industrial-grade M.2 form factor is suitable for many high-performance and bandwidth-intensive enterprise and industrial applications. Use cases include:

  • Fixed wireless access
  • Enterprise routers and gateways
  • Indoor and outdoor CPE
  • Professional broadcasting and surveillance

Designed for global usage, the FN990A40 and FN990A28 incorporate support for all scenarios prescribed by 3GPP Release (Rel) 16 5G deployments.

  • Opt. 3a/3x and Opt. 2 for full network compatibility
  • Latest generation 4G and 5G Rel 16 4G Cat 20 up to 7xCA for FN990A40 4G Cat 19 up to 5xCA for FN990A28
  • Intraband and interband UL CA supported on 4G networks for improved throughput performance for uplink-centric applications (e.g., surveillance cameras and 4K/8K video streaming)
  • 3G HSPA+ Rel 8 for fallback to legacy networks
  • Support for PCIe Gen 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 for maximum application design flexibility
  • Dedicated/shared (switchable) RF path/connector for GNSS L1 to allow total flexibility in the design phase and low losses whenever high sensitivity is required
  • Internal GNSS L1 LNA allows the use of less expensive passive antennas, lowering the total cost of ownership

Form Factor Family

Industry-standard edge-connected M.2 mini cards formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF). Telit M.2 cards comply to the key B standard and can be 42, 50 or 52 mm long, single- and double-sided form factors depending on model.

Cellular Features:

  • 5G sub-6 FDD and TDD, SA and NSA operations
  • 5G core network Opt. 3a/3x and Opt. 2
  • 4G (FN990A40): 7xCA up to 20 layers DL/ 2xCA UL, 256-QAM DL/UL
  • 4G (FN990A28): 5xCA up to 19 layers DL/2xCA UL, 256-QAM DL/UL
  • 3G: HSPA+ Rel 8 (42 DL/11 UL Mbps)

5G FR1 bands

  • n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n75, n77, n78, n79
  • NSA default off – n12, n13, n14, n18, n26, n29, n76
  • SA default off – n12, n13, n14, n18, n26, n29, n76

 5G FR1 bands

  • FN990A28: 120 MHz, 2CC CA DL
  • FN990A40: 200 MHz, 3CC CA DL

Supported LTE bands

  • B1, B2(B25), B3, B4(B66), B26(B5, B18, B19), B7, B8, B12(B17), B13, B14, B20, B28, B29(DL), B30, B32(DL), B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B43, B46(LAA), B48(CBRS), B66, B71

GNSS: GPSOne™ Gen 9 Band L1 on dedicated RF connector

4 x 4 MIMO DL support on bands:

  • 5G FR1: n1/n2/n3/n7/n25/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/n66/n75/n77/n78/n79
  • 4G: B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B25/B30/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B48/B66

2×2 MIMO UL support on bands:

  • 5G FR1:n38, n41, n48, n77, n78, n79

Antenna Types: four LTE/sub-6 + one GNSS

FOTA support


FCC, IC, RED, NCC, JATE/TELEC, KC, NCC*, RCM, GCF, PTCRB, AT&T, FirstNet, KDDI, KT*, Telstra, T-Mobile US**, VzW Various MNOs

* FN990A28 only

** Ongoing


  • 30 x 52 x 2.25 mm

Operating Temperature Range:

  • -40° C to +85° C

LTE/5G Sub-6 Output Power:

  • 23 dBm (Power Class 3)
  • 26 dBm (Power Class 2) in B41/n41
  • 29 dBm (Power class 1.5) on n41, n77, n78 and n79: FN990A28-HP and FN990A40-HP only

Supply Voltage:

  • Nominal: 3.3 V dc

FOTA support

Drivers Support:

  • Windows 10
  • Linux
User Guides, Documentation, Application Notes and Firmware

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