Telit, available though Glyn High-Tech Distribution , have introduced the UC864-G, a 3.5G wireless data module designed to be fully compatible with GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSDPA and EDGE cellular networks.
This enables integrators and developers to design their applications only once and take advantage of the global coverage and service flexibility afforded by the combination of two prevalent cellular technologies worldwide. The PTCRB-certified UC864-G module offers a radio structure comprised of quad-band support to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA.
"This certification is the first step to bringing our entire UMTS/HSDPA product line to the North American market. We've recognized a great demand for its capabilities that offer our customers the opportunity to design for a global market," said Dominikus Hierl, CMO Telit Communications.
"This module increases functionality while maintaining Telit's core features of compact size, reliability and durability. Its success can be attributed to the simple module replacement based on the world's only ‘Unified Form Factor and Family concept' using identical form factors and logical interface for GSM, CDMA and WCDMA modules."
Single platform, multiple use:
With its compact design and extended operating temperature range, the Telit UC864-G is the ideal platform for medium-to-high-volume M2M applications and mobile data and computing devices. Additional features such as integrated TCP/IP and UDP, and a three channel ADC provide extended functionality, adding value to the end application without adding cost.
The UC864-G is also fully backward compatible to existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks through quad-band radios. As with other Telit GSM/GPRS products, the UC864-G boasts a range of functions for over-the-air maintenance, management of firmware and application software in the module, and Jamming Detect & Report.
Features of the UC864-G wireless data module include:
The Telit UC864-E/G modules are small, lightweight, low power consumption and RoHS compliant devices that allow digital communication services wherever a WCDMA/HSDPA (850, 1900 and 2100MHz for UC864-G and only 2100MHz for UC864-E), GSM 850, 900, DCS 1800 or PCS 1900 network is present with additional options like an integrated GPS receiver (in UC864-G only).
The UC864-E/G is a low cost, connector-less solution for medium to high quantity projects. The UC864-E/G is provided with an 80 pin Molex board to board connector and a 50 Ohm Murata RF connector. The UC 864-G is still provided with an additional 50 Ohm Murata RF connector for GPS receiver.
The UC864-E/G module includes features like GPRS/EDGE CLASS 12, Voice, Circuit Switched Data transfer, Fax, Phonebook and SMS support, embedded TCP/IP stack and battery charging capabilities.
Applications of the UG864-G wireless data module include:
- Telemetry and Telecontrol (SCADA applications)
- Security systems
- Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
- Vending machines
- POS terminals
- PDAs and Mobile Computing
- Phones and Payphones
- Automotive and Fleet Management applications
- Battery powered applications needing a battery charger
- Return channel for digital broadcasting
- Position reporting and tracking with integrated GPS
The UC864-E/G supports the following functionalities
- EASY GPRS (AT driven embedded TCP/IP protocol stack)
- EASY SCAN (full GSM frequency scanning)
From the interface point of view, the UC864-E/G provides the following:
- USB2.0 for AT commands - Baud rate up to 12 Mbps
- Full RS232 UART, CMOS level (ASC0) interface for AT commands - Fixed baud rate up to 230Kbps
- SIM card interface, 1.8 / 3 volts with auto-detection and hot insertion
- 22 x GPIO ports (max)
- 3 x A/D converters
- 1 x D/A converter
- 1 x buzzer output
- 1 x single led supply output