Telit adds two automotive M2M modules to extend reach of xE910 family

GE910-Quad Auto and UE910-EU V2 Auto to deliver GSM/GPRS and HSDPA connectivity options for line-fitted and other application areas including UBI and fleet management devices

Telit adds two automotive M2M modules to extend reach of xE910 family

Telit Wireless Solutions, the machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, products and services provider , today (11 November 2013) announced two modules are to be added to its lineup of automotive grade products. Both products are part of the company’s xE910 product family.

The GE910-QUAD AUTO becomes the company’s top recommended quad-band GSM/GPRS Class-10 product for automotive and telematics integrators and OEMs starting or upgrading designs going forward. The UE910-EU V2 AUTO is a new and hardened variant of the dual-band UE910 V2 series designed for use in the most demanding automotive applications, delivering a downlink speed of up to 3.6 Mbps and uplink of up to 384 Kbps.

Both products are based on market’s latest release chipsets and slated for long-term availability protecting OEM’s and Integrator’s design investments. The company is introducing these products from its booth A15-A16 at Telematics Munich 2013, Europe’s largest business conference and exhibition for the connected car industry.

The products include a 3GPP TS26.267 compliant in-band modem  according to the eCall EU directive, leveraging Telit’s expertise in audio processing and tuning, accessible via a wide set of dedicated AT commands. The modules are developed and manufactured under ISO TS16949 quality specifications meeting or exceeding supply chain requirements from OEM automotive.

The GE910-QUAD AUTO and UE910-EU V2 AUTO are ideal platforms for all embedded mobile data applications in the line-fitted automotive, telematics, fleet and logistics management segments.

Targeted at applications requiring or benefitting from global coverage, the 850/900/1800/1900MHz quad-band GSM/GPRS engine in the GE910-QUAD AUTO is voice-capable supporting both analogue and digital interfaces. Powered by an ARM11 processor core, designs integrating the GE910-QUAD AUTO can eliminate the need for an application processor, running the automotive or telematics application directly over the embedded Python Script Interpreter.

The module delivers GPRS class 10, 3GPP Release 4 compliant data communications and is equipped with a full-speed USB 2.0 interface and ten 1.8V I/O ports. The product is also offered with an optional factory-mounted SIM chip from m2mAIR, which provides additional remote diagnostics and control functionalities for the deployed application. It does this while eliminating the need for an external SIM card holder, generating additional BOM cost savings and improving overall ruggedness.

The UE910-EU V2 AUTO is designed specifically for European automotive and telematics applications leveraging dual-band UMTS/HSDPA 900/2100MHz and 900/1800MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE. It is voice-capable, also supporting both analog and digital interfaces. The module is equipped with a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, UART port, ten 1.8V I/O ports and an ADC converter. Upcoming support for Java J2ME makes the UE910-EU V2 AUTO ideal for projects requiring an embedded application framework.  

“With introduction of the GE910-QUAD AUTO and UE910-EU V2 AUTO, Telit is again making a clear statement of commitment to the automotive market,” said Felix Marchal, chief product officer at Telit Wireless Solutions. “This rollout brings our automotive portfolio to top standing in the industry with five models ranging from 2G to 4G in various sizes and mounting technologies.”

The xE910 form factor family protects investments by offering complete pin-to-pin compatibility among companion products in GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA, HSPA+, CDMA 1xRTT, EV-DO and LTE, with and without embedded GNSS capabilities. 

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