LMU-5530 has the versatility, speed and expandability to meet customers’ ever challenging needs in fixed or mobile broadband applications.The LMU-5530 boasts an adaptable platform featuring: 3G/4G broadband routing, cellular gateway functions, a Programmable Event Generation engine, built-in 3-axis g-force measurements, multiple power management sleep modes, leading GPS sensitivity tracking technologies, and multiple interfaces all brought together under a flexible Linux operating system.


The LMU-5530 comes equipped with two Ethernet 10/100 ports, both host and device OTG USB, RS232/RS485 serial port, switched power TTL serial port, two 1-wire busses, seven inputs, seven outputs, and five A/D inputs. The LMU-5530 also supports advanced peripherals including laptops, USB dongles, Mobile Data Terminals (MDT’s), RFID tags, and more.


In addition to the flexibility of the Linux operating system, the LMU-5530 software environment employs CalAmp’s industry leading on-board alert engine, PEG™ (Programmable Event Generator). The Linux and PEG™ environments enable users to create and deploy their own custom applications. The advanced PEG engine monitors external conditions and supports customer-defined exception-based rules PEG continuously monitors the environments and responds instantaneously to pre-defined threshold conditions related to time, date, motion, location, geo-zone, input and other event combinations.



The LMU-5530 also incorporates CalAmp’s over-the-air device management and maintenance software, PULS™ (Programming, Update and Logistics System). Linux applications, configuration parameters, PEG scripts, and firmware can all be updated over-the-air. Unit health status can also be monitored across your installations to quickly identify issues before they become expensive problems.

All of these capabilities packed into a small size are a competitive package second to none, designed to reduce the cost of delivering, supporting, and growing countless broadband applications.




  • ProcessorARM9 Cortex A9 32bit MCU
  • Speed800 MHz
  • FlashUp to 512MB
  • RAMUp to 512MB
  • Real Time Clock

Operating System, Software Interface, Security

  • Operating SystemLinux OpenWrt 3.10
  • Application InterfacesTCP/IP, UDP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, IP Router, PPP, HTTP Web server, Telnet DHCP server, DDNS, DDNS Client, NAT, NMEA, TAIP, TSIP, GPS, TFTP, IP port forwarding
  • SecurityIPSEC, VPN (SSL v2, TLS v1) SSH server, SCP, SFTP


  • Location TechnologyGPS; GLONASS, and QZSS capable
  • Enhancement TechnologySBAS: WASS, EGNOS, MSAS
  • Receiver Type56 channels
  • Location Accuracy2.0m
  • Tracking Sensitivity-162dBm
  • Acquisition Sensitivity-148dBm
  • Location Update Rateup to 10 Hz
  • Anti-jamming
  • AGPS/Location assistance capable


  • LTE700/800/900/2100/2600 MHz (depending on configuration)
    Downlink up to 100 Mbps (peak burst rate)
    Uplink up to 50 Mbps (peak burst rate)
    Fallback to HSPA/CDMA (depending on configuration)
  • HSPA Tri-Band850/1900/2100 MHz diversity capability
    Downlink up to 7.2 Mbps
    Uplink up to 5.76 Mbps
    Fallback to HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS

Local Area Networking

  • Bluetooth4.0 Dual Mode
    Supports BLE
    Shared antenna with Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n/i
    Supports access point and/or client operations
    Supports internal/external antenna

Comprehensive I/O

  • Digital Inputs7 (high/low selectable 0-30 VDC)
  • Digital Outputs5 relay driver outputs (200mA)
    2 low current LED outputs (20mA)
  • Voltage A/D Input5 general purpose A/D (0-30 VDC)
  • 1-Wire® Interface2 (Driver ID, temperature sense)
  • Status LEDsPower, COMM, GPS, Wi-Fi, and BT


  • Temperature-30º to +70º C (operating); -40º to +85º C (storage)
  • Humidity95%RH @ 50º C non-condensing
  • Shock and VibrationU.S. Military Standards 202G and 810F, SAE J1455
  • EMC/EMISAE J1113; FCC–Part 15B


  • Operating Voltage8-32 VDC (running), 9-30 VDC (starting)
  • Power ConsumptionTypical <2mA @ 12V (deep sleep)
    Typical 160mA @ 12V (SMS+UDP connection, GPS off)
    Typical 270mA @ 12V (continuous transmit)
  • Back Up BatteryLithium-Ion 3.7V 1000mAH
    (See online technical specifications for latest details regarding battery


  • Dimensions5.75 x 4.0 x 1.2”, (146 x 102 x 40mm)
  • Weight8.0 oz, (227 g)

Connectors, SIM Access

  • External GPSSMA (with tamper monitoring, 3.0v)
  • External Wi-FiSMA RP
  • CellularSMA main, SMA diversity
  • SIM AccessSlot access
  • Ethernet2x 10/100 Base-T RJ45
  • USBOn-The-Go (mini), Host Type A
  • Serial1 DB-9 (RS232/RS485), 1 5-Pin Molex TTL level switch power
  • 4-Pin MolexPower, ignition, ADC
  • 22-Pin MolexI/O connections


  • Fully certified FCC, CE, IC, PTCRB, applicable carriers


  • Tie-wrap or adhesive
    Screw mounting bracket



Key Features

Superior 3G/4G cellular and GPS wireless performance

ARM Cortex A9 800MHz low power embedded processor

Linux OpenWrt 3.10 operating system

Secure IP router functionality

Bluetooth 4.0 Dual Mode

802.11 b/g/n/i Wi-Fi

Built-in 3-axis accelerometer for driver behavior, motion and impact sensing

10/100 Ethernet interface

USB Host + OTG

Switched power serial ports

Advanced peripherals support

Full-featured asset tracker/manager

Comprehensive I/O system

Over-the-air configuration and firmware download

Internal backup battery

Optional Features/Functions

All necessary antennas (GPS, cellular, combined GPS/cellular)

Serial adapter cable RS-232 8-wire (PPP, AT commands, NMEA GPS output)

Internal/External/Optional jPOD™ truck ECU interface

Connectorized I/O wiring harnesses

Development Support Options

Customized hardware and software development available on request

Programming and Management Tools

Learn more about PEG and PULS, complimentary tools available to solution providers and channel partners for managing CalAmp devices.