u-blox announced that its LISA-U200 and LISA-230 6-band UMTS/HSPA+ module series, as well as LISA-U270 dual-band module, have achieved ‘Certified M2M Hardware’ status by Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile telecom company. Vodafone owns and operates networks in over 30 countries and has partner networks in over 40 additional countries.
The certification allows global customers to design LISA-U2 modems into M2M devices operating over Vodafone’s extensive 3G network in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Main applications include vehicle and asset tracking, industrial automation, metering and security devices.
The LISA-U2 series is the world’s smallest multi-band 3G module series in LCC package delivering high data rates (5,76 Mbps uplink and up to 21,1 Mbps downlink) with voice and data capabilities. They are compatible with consumer, automotive and industrial applications. For telematics applications such as fleet and asset management, the module provides easy integration with u-blox GPS, GLONASS and QZSS receivers. The modules are compatible with all UMTS bands used worldwide.
LISA modules come in SMT form factor and have a very small footprint (only 22,4 x 33,2 x 2,6 mm), allowing easy mounting on any application board. The LISA form factor enables easy manufacturing, as well as nested design capability with u blox’ SARA and LEON GSM/GPRS modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ CellLocate indoor positioning technology is embedded.
Features include compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode less than 1,5 mA) and operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge. LISA-U2 modules are manufactured in ISO/TS 16949 certified sites and are fully qualified according to ISO 16750 environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment for road vehicles to provide high durability and reliability.
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