mobile | classic
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine

Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn


Electronics Buyers' Guide

Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook 2019


Still leading the way in wireless communications
28 January 2004, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Trinity Telecomms has been the distributor of Wavecom's GSM-based products for seven of the 10 years that Wavecom has been in existence. Receiving the best distributor award for two consecutive years (2001 and 2002), Trinity not only marked South Africa's authority in the GSM market, but also carries the superiority and quality of the Wavecom brand as displayed through the confidence of the local market.

Wavecom's product range is diversified by the different applications. Vehicle tracking and fleet management, telemetry and telephony are so far the most prominent fields that the Wavecom products have been used in. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) integrate these products as components of their 'black boxes' or single units into their end-user solutions requiring user interface, or standalone intelligent devices.

The Wismo Pac has been optimised for use as the hardware platform for Wavecom Feature Phones and Compact Phones Development Labs as well as the Mobile Computing and PDA Development Labs. It is a designer's dream come true, as it provides all the freedom needed to invent the phones to hit the sweet spots in targeted markets. The manufacturing processes can easily be automated thanks to the patented 'Chip-Pac' technology that allows for automatic positioning and BGA soldering during the manufacturing process.

At the heart

The Wismo Quik is the foundation that all Wavecom modems are based on. The Wismo Quik module/engine is designed to fit applications where space limitations are a factor. The slim profile, less than 4 mm thick, makes it easy to slip the Wismo Quik into most handheld applications such as phones, PCMCIA cards, and PDAs. Through the 60-pin AVX connector, all the module interfaces and features can be accessed and customised to suit individual applications. The Wismo Quik module is optimised for use as the hardware platform for Wavecom Phone Development Labs, as well as Wavecom Mobile Computing, PDA, Automotive and Machine-to-Machine Development Labs.

The Wismo Quik forms the core of the two Wavecom modems, the Integra and the Fastrack. With the Integra board-mounted modem, users can find all the GSM/GPRS voice and data capability needed in a single, compact unit. Fully type-approved, the Integra offers state-of-the-art class 10 GPRS capacity and an embedded TCP/IP stack, for e-mail, Internet and other data communications usage. Reasonably small, the Integra modem enables developers and users to add full function wireless capability without redesigning existing systems. With Open AT development tools, applications can be embedded right on the platform using the built-in spare processing and memory capacity to eliminate extra components and subassemblies. The Integra modem has been optimised for use as the hardware platform for the Wavecom Machine-to-Machine Development Lab.

The Fastrack modem, housed in a rugged metallic casing, is built to withstand the toughest environments. This RS232 interface external modem is GPRS class 10 capable with an optional embedded TCP/IP protocol stack and is fully type-approved. The modem is dual band and designed for fax, data, SMS and voice applications.

Wireless future

With foresight, the Wavecom founders were investing wireless technology as early as 1993, believing the wireless market would flourish and extend into new markets for mobility. Today it looks as if that gamble has paid off for Wavecom. Two markets are emerging: first, that of the mobile telephony and second, one that groups all of the vertically integrated wireless markets: mobile multimedia products (computers and personal organisers), telemetry, etc.

The development of Wavecom's products calls for highly specialised technical know-how and experience in digital and radio frequency circuit design and microchip architecture, the design of realtime software and, most importantly, the optimal integration of these technologies. Typically, up to two-thirds of the development effort for a wireless communications application consists of writing software that integrates and manages the hardware components.

In order to keep pace with rapid technological changes and market pressures in the industry, Wavecom maintains a substantial programme of research and product development. This programme focuses primarily on adapting the products to evolving and new transmission standards. Wavecom also continues internal product development to further reduce the size of the WISMO modules, to reduce their power consumption and to enhance their functionality.

Trinity Telecomms is committed to continue offering its clients world-class telecommunications solutions through the WISMO technology.

  Share on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn    

Further reading:

  • Free software for viewing S-parameters
    28 August 2019, RFiber Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    At this year’s International Microwave Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts,pSemi (formerly Peregrine Semiconductor), announced it is offering the industry free beta software for viewing S-parameters. ...
  • What are metamaterials and how do they relate to antennas?
    28 August 2019, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    Metamaterials are an increasingly researched topic, especially where it pertains to modern antenna structures. However, there is a lot of confusion about exactly what metamaterials are and how they are ...
  • Li-Fi illuminates the way to higher data rates
    28 August 2019, TRX Electronics, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    Radio spectrum is a precious resource and it quickly gets filled up. It did not take long for users of Wi-Fi in urban areas to understand how interference from nearby routers would affect the communications ...
  • Managing the IoT on an energy budget
    28 August 2019, Altron Arrow, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT, DSP, Micros & Memory
    Historically, users wanted MCUs because they could process data and solve problems faster than a human could. MCUs also help make products more convenient and consistent in behaviour. The microcontroller ...
  • Accounting for PIM with distributed antenna installations
    28 August 2019, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    Passive intermodulation (PIM) distortion is the result of discontinuities, metal-to-metal contact, and material properties that lead to nonlinear characteristics of typically linear passive transmission ...
  • FiRa Consortium seeks to revive UWB
    28 August 2019, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    A new consortium has been launched in an effort to resurrect UWB (Ultra-Wideband) technology, which gradually faded into obscurity following its initial release due mainly to its inability to compete ...
  • Project kickstarts SA’s use of TV white spaces
    28 August 2019, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to support a project to help improve Internet access to rural areas of South Africa. The grant, which focuses on facilitating export opportunities ...
  • iCorp Technologies launches its new IoT slogan
    28 August 2019, iCorp Technologies, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    create |connect |communicate, iCorp Technologies’ new slogan, was launched on 1 August 2019. This comes as a very deliberate progression from the company’s previous slogan, ‘inspire| innovate | implement,’ ...
  • Connectorised RF amplifier and filter modules
    28 August 2019, RFiber Solutions, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    Atlanta Micro has launched a new line of connectorised modules for some of its most popular parts. These modules are made of aluminium and offer RF shielding along with field-replaceable SMA connectors ...
  • High-frequency RF couplers
    28 August 2019, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    Pasternack has launched a new series of high-frequency couplers that are ideal for 5G telecommunication, automotive radars, satellite communication, point-to-point radios and aerospace applications. The ...
  • GNSS boards for dead-reckoning
    28 August 2019, Electrocomp, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    The Locosys RTK-4671-SHDR/MHDR is a high-precision GNSS RTK (global navigation satellite system real-time kinematics) solution targeting the smart driving and lane-level navigation markets. The newly ...
  • Standalone multi-radio modules
    28 August 2019, RF Design, Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
    The NINA-W10 series from u-blox comprises standalone multi-radio 2,4 GHz MCU (microcontroller) modules that support Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.2 (Bluetooth BR/EDR and Bluetooth low energy) communications. ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.