Novatel Wireless Offers Industry's First 4G Portfolio of LTE Embedded Modules in LGA Form Factor
The Expedite E162 provides multimode support for LTE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+ and backward compatibility to existing 2G and 3G GSM and CDMA networks. The Expedite E172 provides support for LTE and backward compatibility to dual carrier HSPA+, UMTS, EDGE and GPRS air interfaces.
Samples of the new Expedite series of LGA modules for LTE networks are currently available.
"With the growing market demand for mobile connectivity in new consumer electronic devices, we have designed this new ultra-thin LGA form factor for LTE to suit the needs of our OEM partners," says
The LGA surface-mount technology enables device manufacturers to deliver 4G connectivity with the new LGA Expedite series, with greater efficiency, flexibility and scalability. Developing on the proven performance of the Expedite product line, Novatel Wireless 'Expedite Series of LTE embedded LGA modules are optimized for size, thermal performance and high volume manufacturing. With the LGA form factor, the Expedite E162 and Expedite E172 are well suited for small and thin devices such as tablets and entertainment devices due to their compact size, thermal dissipation characteristics and advanced power management technology.
The new Expedite series of LGA modules further expand service possibilities for target devices by providing enhanced GPS/GNAA capabilities, allowing users to retrieve position data for navigation and location-based applications. Additional key features include Novatel Wireless' proven Connection Manager — Mobilink 3 - supporting Windows 7, Vista and XP as well as software support for OEM tablet and notebook integration with both Windows drivers and Android RIL (from Froyo to Honeycomb).A rich set of software APIs and hardware development kits are also available to OEMs.
Novatel Wireless' suite of embedded modules provides innovative solutions to integrate high-speed data connectivity into notebooks, netbooks, tablets and other portable entertainment devices. As the leading provider of mobile broadband solutions, Novatel Wireless has longstanding tier-one carrier and OEM relationships offering leading design, integration and certification expertise to serve its partners' connectivity needs.
Commercial availability is expected in the second half of 2011.
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