u-blox LISA-C210 CDMA450 Module Targets Smart Metering and Smart Grid Applications

Compact 450 MHz cellular M2M module delivers superior coverage and building penetration

THALWIL, Switzerland – Swiss-based u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and integrated circuits, announces the LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT voice/data module. It is ideally suited to M2M applications, and in particular Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and smart power grid applications. Approval is in progress with selected mobile network operators in the Netherlands.

The 450 MHz band provides very efficient RF propagation, superior coverage and structure penetration allowing a wide area to be covered with a low number of base stations. CDMA450 technology is important for the deployment of private communication networks requiring a high level of security, service quality and network control.

The u-blox LISA-C210 CDMA450 module will be shown at European Utility Week in Amsterdam, Nov. 4-6 at u-blox booth 4.F30.

"With the LISA-C210 we are excited to be a leading technology provider for this very promising cellular technology which can deliver intelligent services to wide areas of population where cell density is low," said Dave Carey, VP Product Strategy, Cellular at u-blox. "CDMA450's excellent propagation and building penetration characteristics combined with flexible cell size makes it an ideal solution for M2M applications in both urban and rural areas."

The module features low power consumption and a rich set of internet protocols. It is pin/pad compatible with u-blox' LISA-U, LISA-C200, SARA-G, SARA-U and TOBY-L1/L2 module families. This enables straightforward development of products supporting either CDMA, LTE, UMTS/ HSPA, and GSM/GPRS wireless technology with the same application board so customers can take maximum advantage of their hardware and software investments.

The LISA-C210 module is housed in a 22.4 x 33.2 x 2.7 mm LCC package and provides a UART and USB interface. Other features include low power consumption, antenna supervisor, analog and digital voice, SMS, FOTA and u-blox' unique CellLocate® technology that supports indoor positioning in combination with u-blox GNSS receivers. Operating temperature is -30 to +85 °C.

LISA-C210 will be certified according to RTTED and CDMA certifications and qualified according to ISO 16750 - Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles.

Detailed information about LISA-C210 can be found on the u-blox website. For samples and evaluation kit EVK-C21-0xS contact the u-blox office nearest you.

About u-blox

Swiss-based u-blox (SIX: UBXN) is a leading provider of wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to allow OEMs to develop innovative solutions that enable mobility quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.


SOURCE  u-blox


CONTACT: u-blox contact, Thomas Nigg, VP Product Strategy, +41 44 722 7470, thomas.nigg@u-blox.com

Web Site: http://www.u-blox.com

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