Swiss wireless semiconductor manufacturer u-blox showcased a new voice and data module at European Utility Week, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday this week.
The LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT is suited to M2M applications, in particular automatic meter reading and smart power grid applications, where cell density is low, the company confirmed.
The building penetration characteristics combined with flexible cell size make it a solution for both urban and rural areas, said Dave Carey, VP Product Strategy, Cellular at u-blox.
Mr Carey said: “With the LISA-C210 we are excited to be a leading technology provider for this very promising cellular technology which can deliver intelligent services to wide areas of population where cell density is low.”
Approval is in progress with mobile network operators in the Netherlands.
Carey said the 450 MHz band provides efficient RF propagation, enhanced coverage and structure penetration allowing a wide area to be covered with a low number of base stations.
CDMA450 technology is important for the deployment of private communication networks requiring a high level of security, service quality and network control.
The module features low power consumption and a rich set of internet protocols.
It is pin/pad compatible with u-blox’ LISA-U, LISA-C200, SARA-G, SARA-U and TOBY-L1/L2 module families.