What is a router?

Hi! My job is product development at Yota Devices. We released a new LTE router, in which we polished everything to the smallest detail. Iron was developed in Russia, our low-level software (on top of the Qualcomm SDK), the board together with the manufacturer in Taiwan, the antennas are our Finnish department (our engineers made antennas for most Nokia handsets).

I think you will be interested to know how the development went. I’ll start with a description of the device. Firstly, this is a router that receives a 4G, 3G or 2G signal and distributes Wi-Fi. Secondly, Ruby (the so-called device) can be inserted into USB and work as a familiar LTE modem. Thirdly, the router can work without external power. Inside there is a battery that allows you to work in the car, in the park, in the country or just distribute the Internet from your backpack when you walk.

Caution, under cat traffic – a lot of photos

Previously, the battery was the most problematic module of LTE modems and routers of the past generation. Usually the charge lasted for 2-3 hours, which is completely unbearable: most modern laptops, all tablets and phones work much longer on battery power. Therefore, the main and most difficult task of ours was to optimize the power of the new device.

But I’m getting a little ahead. I’ll come back to the issue of nutrition a bit later, but for now let’s see what Ruby looks like.

In the picture, the new device – Ruby – and another today’s release

The router comes in a sturdy hard box with cable and instructions. The installation order corresponds to the order of use: first, the device itself to take and connect. The rest in most cases is no longer necessary. But, if you suddenly want to read something, then the next layer is the instruction. There is a cable under it – in case you need to use micro-USB.

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