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18 Jul 2013

SoftBank Mobile certifies u-blox’ LISA 3G module for 900/2100 MHz

One of Japan’s main mobile operators certifies third u-blox UMTS/HSPA M2M module

Thalwil, Switzerland – July 18, 2013 – u-blox, the Swiss wireless and positioning module and chip company, has received approval for its LISA-U270 UMTS/HSPA module from SoftBank Mobile, one of Japan’s largest mobile operators. The certification enables customers to design the LISA-U270 modems into M2M devices based on 900/2100 MHz for the Japanese market. Major applications include point of sale and banking terminals, vehicle tracking, industrial automation, metering, public safety and security devices.

“This is the third u-blox 3G module to be certified by SoftBank Mobile, a further demonstration of their confidence in our modem products. We are especially pleased to offer our customers a choice of 3G modems that are ready to operate over Softbank’s extensive 3G network.” said Tesshu Naka, u-blox Country Manager, Japan.

The LISA-U270 is a state-of-the art embedded wireless UMTS/HSPA module series delivering high data-rates with voice and/or data capabilities in 3G networks intended for consumer, automotive and industrial applications. For telematics applications, the series provides easy integration with u-blox GPS, GLONASS and QZSS receivers.

LISA modules come in SMT form-factor and have a very small footprint, allowing easy mounting on any application board. The LISA form factor enables easy manufacturing, as well as simple migration from u blox’ LEON and SARA GSM/GPRS modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ unique CellLocateTM positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics and tracking applications including indoor positioning.

Features include compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode 1.5 mA) and operating temperature –40 to +85 deg. C. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge from u-blox.

LISA 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.