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ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN) Option - Overview

ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN) Option (0A36185)

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (WWAN) Option (0A36185) is a wireless WAN-ready option that provides a cost-efficient remote access solution for the following U.S.-only carriers: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

Wireless WAN (WWAN) differs from a wireless LAN (WLAN) because it uses cellular network technologies such as WIMAX, CDMA, GSM, HSDPA, or 3G to transfer data(1). These cellular technologies are offered regionally, nationwide, and globally and are provided by a wireless service(2) provider, typically for a monthly usage fee.

WWAN is a predictable, cost-efficient remote access solution. Instead of managing the setup, use, and payment of multiple connectivity solutions for your remote workers (remote office connectivity, hotel and airport Wi-Fi, and home office access), you can use a single, cost-effective solution with wide national coverage, consistent experience, simple setup, comprehensive support, and predictable cost.

  1. WAN cards: Requires separate agreement with select third-party service provider, and is subject to credit approval and applicable service agreement/terms, rate plan, and coverage maps of the provider. Service is available in select metropolitan markets, not available in all areas. Service provider, not Lenovo, is solely responsible for service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchase to activate service. A network connection, third-party software, or additional hardware may be required. Additional restrictions may apply.
  2. WWAN Service Providers: Requires separate agreement with select third party service provider, and is subject to credit approval and applicable service agreement/terms, rate plan and coverage maps of the provider. Service is available in select metropolitan markets, not available in all areas. Service provider, not Lenovo, is solely responsible for service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchase to activate service. A network connection, third-party software and/or additional hardware may be required. Additional restrictions may apply.

Technical Information:

UMTS/3G operates in the following frequency ranges:

  • Uplink (Mobile Broadband Module to base-station)
    • 850: 824 - 849 MHz
    • 1900: 1850 - 1910 MHz
    • 2100: 1920 - 1980 MHz
  • Downlink (Base-station to Mobile Broadband Module)
  • 850: 869 - 894 MHz
    • 1900: 1930 - 1990 MHz
    • 2100: 2110 - 2170 MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE data at 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz
    GSM Power Class:
    • MCS1-4 (GMSK): GSM850/900: Class 4/2W/33dBm GSM1800/1900: Class 1/1W/30dBm
    • MCS5-9 (8-PSK): GSM850/900: Class E2/0.5W/27dBm GSM1800/1900: Class E2/0.4W/26dBm
  • UMTS Power Class: Class 3 (23dBm)
    UMTS reference sensitivity
    • Band V(850): Nom <-110dBm, Max: <-104dBm
    • Band II(1900): Nom <-107dBm, Max: <-104.7dBm
    • Band I(2100): Nom <-109dBm, Max: <-104.7dBm

Performance specifications:

  • Peak power consumption
  • Supported Voltage Range 3.0V - 3.6V (3.3V +/- 9%)
  • Nominal Operating Voltage 3.3V
  • Average Standby Current / Power (Radio off) <1mA
  • Average Idle Current / Power (Attached to network) <57mA
  • Data Transfer Peak Current / Peak Power <2.4W
  • UMTS: 384 kbps (Packet-Switched)/64 kbps (Circuit-Switched) DL; 384 kbps (Packet- Switched)/64 kbps (Circuit-Switched) UL
  • GSM: 14.4 kbps UL/DL GPRS: 85.6 kbps DL; 42.8 kbps UL
  • EDGE: 247.4 kbps DL; 123.70 kbps UL
  • 3G: 7.2 Mbps DL; 2.0 Mbps UL

Physical specifications:

  • Approximate height: 4.25 mm (0.1675 in)
  • Approximate width: 30 mm (1.18 in)
  • Approximate depth: 50.95 mm (2.0 in)
  • Approximate weight: 0.012 kg (0.026 lb)

 

Drivers Operating System Version
 Release Date
Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation  (22.9 MB)
ReadMe (9.18 KB)

Windows 7
4.4.1017 29 Nov 2013

 

Manuals  Version
 Release Date
Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet, X230, X230 Tablet) (0.6 MB)


June 2012 17 June 2012
Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (L420, L421, L520, T420s, T420si, T430s, T430si) (0.5 MB)


June 2012 17 June 2012
Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (X1, X121e) (0.5 MB)


June 2012 17 June 2012
Setup Poster for ThinkPad Gobi Mobile Broadband Wireless WAN (T420, T420i, T430, T430i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, W520, W530) (0.8 MB)


June 2012 17 June 2012
Safety and Warranty Information (3.2 MB)


Nov 2014 1 Dec 2014
User Guide (English)  (0.3 MB)


June 2012 19 June 2012

 

Warranty

1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)

  • Announce date: 12 Apr 2011 (country list)
  • Availability date: 15 Apr 2011 (country list)
  • Effective withdrawal date: 30 July 2014 (US)

 

Hardware compatibility
Description
Machine - Models
ThinkPad T420i, T420s, T420si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T520, T520i, T530, T530i
All
ThinkPad X131e, X121e, X130e, X220, X220 Tablet, X230, X230 Tablet,
All
ThinkPad L420/L421, L430, L520, L530, All
ThinkPad W530, W520 All

 

Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

 

Packaging
  • ThinkPad GOBI Mobile Broadband Option (Sierra Wireless MC8355)
  • Setup posters
  • Warranty poster
  • Software CD

 

Agency approvals
  • CE
  • 3GPP
  • CDG
  • FCC
  • R&TTE
  • IS
  • PTCRB
  • GCF

 

Additional product information
Service parts - Parts listing for your product
Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation - Application for WWAN cards
Wireless - Reference - A list of other Wireless accessories

  • Alias ID: MIGR-77145
  • Document ID: PD009784
  • Last Updated :16-12-2014
  • (c) 2014 Lenovo