WIRELESS/RF: UMTS/HSDPA modem supports 7.2 Mb/s download speed - Embedded.com

WIRELESS/RF: UMTS/HSDPA modem supports 7.2 Mb/s download speed


LONDON — LUCY is a family of high-speed wireless modules developed by U-blox (Thalwil, Switzerland) to support the world's fastest globally adopted mobile communications standard.

Based on UMTS/HSDPA, LUCY supports a range of machine to machine (M2M) applications such as high-bandwidth multimedia systems for mobile Internet and VoIP routing, in-car multimedia as well as streaming video for remote media panels and transfer of large data volumes for medical diagnostics, security and surveillance. LUCY supports tri-band UMTS/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE class 12 with embedded TCP/IP stack and SSL client. Its idle-mode power consumption of is less than 2 mA while the operating voltage is 3.2 to 4.5 V.

The module includes an assisted GPS client for on- and offline telematics applications, and comes in a compact 45 x 37.5 x 3 mm package with 60-pin board-to-board connector. It supports both voice and data, and requires only an external antenna. Samples and an evaluation kit will be able at the end of April 2010.


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