u-blox unleashes broadband UMTS/HSPA modem solution

The N731 is a mature design combining a powerful baseband processor, RF transceiver, antenna multiplexer and power amplifier components to support eight bands of HSPA / UMTS / EDGE / GPRS / GSM functionality including data, voice, and SMS.

N731 3.5G HSPA modem reference design
N731 3.5G HSPA modem reference design

Thalwil, Switzerland, February 12, 2010 – u-blox expands its high-speed wireless connectivity reference design offerings to include full High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) capabilities: 7.2 Mb/s download and 5.8 Mb/s upload speeds. The N731 is a mature design combining a powerful baseband processor, RF transceiver, antenna multiplexer and power amplifier components to support eight bands of HSPA / UMTS / EDGE / GPRS / GSM functionality including data, voice, and SMS.

“The N731 is a truly state-of-the-art 3.5G modem design, perfect for high-speed mobile applications such as smartphones, streaming video, wireless Internet, and data routing. u-blox can integrate the design into customer designs quickly, with full training, test, and operator certification support” said Tomaz Petaros, VP Marketing , “Our goal is to give our customers the fastest time-to-market possible”.

Requiring only 35.7 x 24.0 x 2.5 mm of PCB area, the N731 reference design is available for license to OEM customers for high volume applications.

For more details, visit the u-blox website at: www.u-blox.com/en/wireless-solutions/hspa-modem[...] or contact the u-blox sales office nearest you.

u-blox will showcase the N731 at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona February 15-18, 2010, Hall 1, stand 1H33.

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 and with global presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas, u-blox employs 180 people. Founded in 1997, u-blox is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. (www.u-blox.com)