u-blox Announces CDMA Module for US M2M Markets

LISA-C200 completes family of layout compatible modems for CDMA, W-CDMA & GSM

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 10, 2011 -- u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, today announced the LISA-C200 wireless voice and data modem supporting the CDMA2000 1xRTT mobile communications standard. The low-cost, surface-mount module is ideal for a wide range of M2M applications. The new modem is based on CDMA technology gained through the recent acquisition of San Diego-based Fusion Wireless. Packaged in u-blox' micro-miniature LISA LCC (leadless chip carrier), it offers pin/pad compatibility with the popular LEON GSM/GPRS and LISA W-CDMA module families.

"The addition of the LISA-C200 now offers our customers a complete range of wireless modules with a consistent form factor supporting all popular mobile communication standards in the Americas," said Nikolaos Papadopoulos, president of u-blox America. "With this concept, our customers can create a single hardware design that supports multiple standards throughout the world."

LISA-C200 supports analog and digital voice in the 800 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, up to 153 kb/s forward and reverse data communications and OTA provisioning methods (OMA/DM, FUMO, OTASP and OTAPA). The modem includes an embedded TCP- and UDP/IP stack and is scheduled for certification by US CDMA operators Sprint, Verizon and Aeris.

First customer samples of LISA-C200 will be available in Q1, 2012. For more information, contact the ublox office nearest you, or visit u-blox at CTIA 2011, booth 447, October 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

About u-blox

u-blox is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of embedded positioning and wireless communication solutions for the consumer, industrial and automotive markets. Our solutions enable people, devices, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and wirelessly communicate via voice, text or video. With a broad portfolio of GPS modules, chips, and software solutions together with wireless modules and solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to enable OEMs to develop innovative solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Headquartered in Switzerland with a global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, ublox employs approximately 210 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)