u-blox launches CDMA wireless module for Japan
High‑speed EV‑DO modem FW75‑D200 is dedicated to the Japanese M2M market
Thalwil, Switzerland – May 29, 2013 – Swiss u‑blox, a leading provider of wireless and positioning integrated circuits and modules, introduces the compact FW75‑D200 CDMA EV‑DO data and voice modem. The module is packaged in an easy to integrate, board‑to‑board form factor. It is ideally suited for machine‑to‑machine (M2M) applications such as fleet management, automatic meter reading (AMR), people and asset tracking, surveillance and security, vending machines and Point of Sales (PoS) terminals.
“The Japanese M2M market is extremely important for u‑blox, as our many years of local presence and significant market penetration has demonstrated. The FW75‑D200 is a further step in our commitment to supporting our Japanese customers designing industrial products for telematics and telemetry applications.,” said Tesshu Naka, u‑blox Japan Country Manager.
The FW75‑D200 enables fast data rates, 3.1 Mb/s downlink and 1.8 Mb/s uplink. It has extremely low power consumption and a rich set of Internet protocols including embedded TCP/IP, UDP/IP, FTP and HTTP. With USB 2.0 and UART interfaces, it also features antenna diversity and backwards compatibility with the 1xRTT standard.
The FW75‑D200 measures only 35 x 33.9 x 3.3 mm, and supports extended temperature range to support rugged industrial or outdoor applications (-30 to +85 °C).