Telit unveils market’s smallest cellular M2M module

GE866-QUAD to deliver GSM/GPRS connectivity from world’s smallest conformal coating encased LGA form factor

Telit unveils market’s smallest cellular M2M module

Telit Wireless Solutions, the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services provider, today (8 October 2013) announced the introduction of the company’s smallest and first 2G-cellular module to employ leading-edge ‘conformal coating’ encasing technology.

The product which also incorporates a Python Script Language interpreter, is capable of running customer applications internally without the need for additional electronics, and delivers a fully functional cellular connected customer application from a 227 mm² footprint which is about half the size of a standard SIM card.

Targeted at worldwide GSM market, the 850/900/1800/1900MHz quad-band GSM/GPRS engine in the GE866-QUAD is voice-capable supporting both analogue and digital (DVI) interfaces. It delivers GPRS class 10, 3GPP Release 4 compliant data communications and is equipped with a high-speed ITU-T V.24 UART interface, seven I/O ports and an A/D-D/A converter. For streamlined application development and system integration the company offers RIL drives for all major operating systems.

The embedded Python script interpreter allows processing core in the cellular engine to run customer applications which can among other things, access a companion Telit GNSS module directly for a complete ultra-miniature tracking device.

The GE866-QUAD is ideal for the battery-powered wearable technology segment because of class leading low-power consumption, size, and GPIOs operating on 1.8 Volt logic. With the new product, Telit is also targeting the smart metering, mobile POS terminal, mobile health, alarm panel, and size constrained telematics application areas. 

“The launch of the GE866-QUAD puts Telit in the lead of M2M miniaturisation in two pivotal areas: cellular modules and positioning, which we have led since the launch of the SE880 GPS receiver in 2012,” said Dominikus Hierl, chief marketing officer at Telit Wireless Solutions.

“It also marks the first time the new technology of conformal coating is used in our cellular modules, which makes them substantially stronger, more environmentally robust and lighter. When you add these characteristics to long-term availability ensured by the use of newest release of GSM/GPRS chipset, it is very likely that the GE866-QUAD will enable whole new classes of applications in verticals we don’t even imagine at this point,” said Hierl.


Written by Wireless magazine
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