Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870
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Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870

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Signal Improvement Solutions (Cellular)
Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 includes an antenna port to attach external cellular antennas. See below for different options for high gain and high performance indoor and outdoor antennas to improve the signal strength and indoor coverage. Additionally, see below for RF bidirectional amplifiers/ distributed antenna systems/ repeaters/ small cells to further improve indoor coverage without directly attaching pigtail/ cable the device.
Pigtail for External Cellular Antenna

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Cellular Repeaters/ Bi-Directional Amplifiers

Because the Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 device has an external antenna port you could use the high gain external antenna kits above to boost your signal. However, if your outdoor signal is very weak, or you require a very long cable run to get from the outdoor antenna to the device (long runs lead to large signal loss) consider using an RF bidirectional amplifier/ repeater suitable for the supported bands and cellular operator to boost your indoor coverage:

LTE Antenna Boosters/ RF Bidirectional Amplifiers/ Repeaters/ Relays

Customize your solution

STEP 1: Your Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 operates on these frequency bands: . Determine what frequency bands your operator uses here, then click on the frequency band link to view the best rated 4G LTE antennas compatible with the frequency band that both your device and your cellular operator supports.


STEP 2: Determine the cable length you need from the outdoor antenna to the Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 and configure your length here (select N-Male on both ends)


STEP 3: Determine if you need a lightning protection device. If you do, you will need a jumper cable.


STEP 4: Order the pigtail for your modem below:


STEP 5: If the pigtail's Connector 2 is FME-F you will need an N-Female/FME-F adapter to mate to the N-Male cable in step 2. Alternatively, select an N-Male/FME-M cable in step 2 above (more expensive and less re-usable) to avoid requiring this adapter.


Contact us if unsure about any of the steps above or for help configuring your coverage/speed improvement solution or visit our support website to learn more.

To use your Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 in a vehicle, consider the LTE antennas below.

Vehicle LTE Antennas

See below for other LTE antennas or contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for

Other LTE Antennas

Wireless Site & Infrastructure Solutions

See below for wireless site components to integrate Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870 to your wireless infrastructure

Outdoor Radio Enclosure

Low loss RF Cables

Other Wireless Site Accessories

Power Solutions

See below for alternate and portable power solutions for Novatel Wireless Merlin XU870

Portable Power Solutions

Additional Device Support

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Learn More about LTE Signal Improvement Solutions

Broadband Wireless Resources

Reference Engineering Drawings (RFWEL Engr)

Contact us

  • Brand/ Manufacturer
    Inseego (Novatel Wireless)
  • Device Type
    PC Card Modems
  • Cellular Radio Specifications
    • Cellular Standards
    • Cellular Radio Includes External Antenna Port?
    • Cellular Antenna Port Type
      Hirose MS-151
  • WLAN Radio Specifications
    • WLAN Frequency Band
      2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
  • Mechanical
    • Weight (lbs)
    • Dimensions (inch)
      4.4 x 1.3 x 0.2

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