u-blox launches compact 3.5G module

UMTS/HSDPA modem supports blistering fast 7.2 Mb/s download speed

Thalwil, Switzerland, (PresseBox) - ublox, a leading fabless provider of wireless communication and global positioning solutions, announces LUCY, a new family of highspeed wireless modules supporting the world's fastest globally adopted mobile communications standard.

Based on UMTS/HSDPA, LUCY supports a wide range of M2M applications such as highbandwidth multimedia systems for mobile Internet and VoIP routing, incar multimedia as well as streaming video for remote media panels and transfer of large data volumes for medical diagnostics, security and surveillance.

"The market trend is clearly towards mobile multimedia, where highbandwidth is a necessity" said Thomas Seiler, CEO of ublox. "LUCY gives our customers dropin UMTS performance, allowing them to focus their design efforts on applications and services, and not on connectivity and certification."

LUCY supports triband UMTS/HSDPA and quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE class 12 with embedded TCP/IP stack and SSL client. A key feature of LUCY is its low idlemode power consumption of less than 2 mA, and wide operating voltage, 3.2 - 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 60pin boardtoboard connector. The highlyintegrated module supports both voice and data, and requires only an external antenna.

Availability of samples and evaluation kit: End of April, 2010
For more information, contact the ublox sales office nearest you.

u-blox AG

ublox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, ublox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and costeffectively. Headquartered in Switzerland and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, ublox employs 180 people. Founded in 1997, ublox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)

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