u-blox launches universal UMTS/HSPA+ wireless module

u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, introduces the world’s first multi-standard “one size fits all” UMTS module.

The ultra compact LISA-U2 SMT modem series supports all global UMTS standards, enabling high-speed voice and Internet access for wireless terminals designed for use anywhere in the world.

Thomas Seiler, u-blox CEO said:

“The LISA-U2 series is a groundbreaking solution for our global customers, significantly simplifying their design, purchasing and logistics. It is the most advanced and cost-effective wireless communications solution for M2M terminals, automotive and consumer electronics designed for multi-region deployment.”

The modem is targeted at machine-to machine solutions like security systems, fixed wireless terminals and metering, as well as automotive applications such as in-car infotainment, connected navigation, emergency call, fleet management, and anti-theft systems. Other applications include mobile Internet terminals, tablet computers and personal tracking devices.

By supporting worldwide WCDMA standards, the LISA-U2 series simplifies development and logistics; equipment makers can create wireless terminals that work everywhere on the globe based on a single design. Seamless interoperation with u-blox GPS receivers is also built-in.

The LISA form factor enables easy manufacturing, and migration from u-blox’ LEON GSM/GPRS and LISA-U1 modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ unique CellLocateTM positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning. Features include compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode 1.5 mA) and operating temperature -40 to +85 deg. C.

An extensive set of national regulatory and operator certificates is available including PTCRB and AT&T. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge.

LISA-U2 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites. Each module is intensively inspected and tested during production. The modules are fully qualified according to ISO 16750 – Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles to provide high durability and reliability.

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