Suited to M2M applications, particularly Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and smart power grid applications, the LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT voice/data module has been introduced by u-blox. The module offers low power consumption, operating from just 20μA in power off mode, 5mA in sleep mode and 750mA in data traffic mode.
The device utilises the 450MHz band, which provides very efficient RF propagation, superior coverage and structure penetration, to allow a low number of base stations to cover a wide area. This makes the module suitable for deploying private communication networks that require a
high level of security, service quality and network control.
Pin/pad compatible with the u-blox LISA-U, LISA-C200, SARA-G, SARA-U and TOBY-L1/L2 module families, the LISA-C210 enables straightforward development of products supporting CDMA, LTE, UMTS/ HSPA, and GSM/GPRS wireless technology with the same application board. This helps to reduce total development costs.
Operating over a temperature range from -30 to +85°C, the LISA-C210 features antenna supervisor, analogue and digital voice, SMS, FOTA and CellLocate technology which supports indoor positioning in combination with u-blox GNSS receivers. The module is housed in a 22.4x33.2x2.7mm LCC package and provides a UART and USB interface.
LISA-C210 will be certified according to R&TTED and CDMA certifications and qualified according to ISO 1675. Approval is also in progress with selected mobile network operators in the Netherlands.
Dave Carey, Vice President, Product Strategy, Cellular, u-blox, comments: "With the LISA-C210 we are excited to be a leading provider for this very promising cellular technology which can deliver intelligent services to wide areas of population where cell density is low. CDMA450’s excellent propagation and building penetration characteristics combined with flexible cell size makes it an ideal solution for M2M applications in both urban and rural areas."
The LISA-C210 CDMA450 will be shown in booth 4.F30 at European Utility Week, 4th to 6th November in Amsterdam.