LONDON U-blox (Thalwil, Switzerland) has expanded its high-speed wireless connectivity reference design offerings to include full high-speed packet access (HSPA) capabilities: 7.2 Mb/s download and 5.8 Mb/s upload speeds.
The N731 is a mature design combining a baseband processor, RF transceiver, antenna multiplexer and power amplifier components to support eight bands of HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM functionality including data, voice, and SMS.
It is suitable for high-speed mobile applications such as smartphones, streaming video, wireless Internet, and data routing. U-blox can integrate the design into customer designs with full training, test, and operator certification support.
Measuring 35.7 x 24.0 x 2.5 mm of PCB area, the N731 reference design is available for license to OEM customers for high volume applications.