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13 May 2012

SoftBank Mobile certifies u-blox’ LISA 3G module

One of Japan’s main operator approves u-blox’ UMTS/HSPA module for M2M applications

The LISA-U1 3G modules from u blox provide a unique mix of high speed, small size and low power consumption
The LISA-U1 3G modules from u blox provide a unique mix of high speed, small size and low power consumption

Thalwil, Switzerland – Mar. 13, 2012 - u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless module and chip company, has received approval for its LISA-U1 3G module series from SoftBank Mobile, one of Japan’s main mobile operators. The certification paves the way for customers to design the LISA-U1 modem into M2M devices for the Japanese market. Major applications include vehicle tracking, industrial automation, metering, and security devices.


“We are very pleased that SoftBank Mobile has chosen to work with us on this 3G approval. Our product features and quality, together with our telematics expertise and local support in Japan were a decisive factor in obtaining this certification” said Tesshu Naka, u-blox Country Manager, Japan.

The LISA-U1 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/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’ GSM/GPRS modules. Support for A-GPS and u-blox’ unique CellLocateTM positioning technology is embedded to facilitate advanced telematics applications including indoor positioning.


Features include compatibility with quad-band GPRS/EDGE, low power (idle mode less than 2 mA) and operating temperature -40 to +85 degrees C. RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows is available free of charge.


LISA-U1 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.