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M2M Comunications 3G HSPA module based on Intel’s XMM 6255 HSPA platform Swiss-based u-blox announced it is collaborating with Intel to bring a small, cost-effective 3G-only HSPA module to the market. Based on Intel’s XMM 6255 HSPA modem platform, the chipset will be packaged in a compact, low- cost module that maintains layout compatibility with u-blox’ SARA 2G and LISA 3G module series. The 2G-3G-4G nested design allows product designers to offer tailored solutions to their target markets based on a single PCB design. This facilitates product diversity and easy migration while keeping price at a minimum through reduced design, test, logistics and certification costs. Specifically designed for M2M applications, the XMM 6255 platform features the Intel X-GOLD 625 digital- and analog- baseband with integrated Power Management Unit and the Intel SMARTi UE2p transceiver for 3G. u-blox www.u-blox.com Gemalto teams with Encore Networks for mission critical M2M communications European smartcard specialist Gemalto has teamed up with US machine-to-machine (M2M) router supplier Encore Networks to provide reliable wireless links for mission critical applications as operators pull out of wired communications. Gemalto’s Cinterion M2M technology will provide wireless connectivity for Encores’ ruggedized routers deployed in mission critical applications for diverse market segments from Government, Electrical, Oil & Gas, Waste & Water, Transportation to the Enterprise. The routers use the Cinterion multimode M2M technology to wirelessly gather mission critical data from legacy customer premise equipment and rapidly transmit it to centers around the US.The communication module is engineered to withstand high temperatures, humidity, vibration and shock with proven reliability in the harshest conditions and most severe weather conditions. The solution enables secure 3G connectivity on both CDMA and GSM mobile networks allowing integrators to develop one product design for any mobile network while significantly reducing development costs and speeding up time to market for innovative products. With a footprint that matches Gemalto’s other 3G and futureoriented M2M modules, the Encore Networks router can be easily customized or upgraded without major design changes as technology needs and networks evolve. “Gemalto’s unique multimode solution helped us design and quickly launch a first-to-market innovative industrial hardened router to cost-effectively upgrade any hard wire copper solution to wireless,” said Peter Madsen, CEO, Encore Networks. “With network operators in the US suspending support for wired line infrastructure over the next four years, Gemalto and Encore are well positioned to solve critical connectivity challenges for millions of applications, ranging from industrial automation for M2M and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems to traffic lights and more.” Gemalto www.gemalto.com ARM teams with LogMeIn to drive M2M in the cloud Processor core designer ARM has teamed with US remote access specialist LogMeIn to simplify and accelerate commercial development on the Internet of Things (IoT). As part of the agreement, the companies are cooperating on LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit, a rapid prototyping-to-production bundle that significantly reduces the cost, complexity and learning curve required to bring IoT-based connected products and solutions to market. Perhaps better known for remote log in to PCs, LogMeIn has launched a new commercial IoT Public Cloud called Xively Cloud Services. The IoT enables a world where devices, data and places are interconnected with applications and users over the internet, transforming how people discover, interact and experience their world. It is made possible through a rapidly growing class of small, inexpensive yet powerful processors, ubiquitous connectivity, mobile computing and interaction platforms. LogMeIn’s Xively Jumpstart Kit combines ARM’s mbed platform for rapidly building connected devices using ARM-based Microcontrollers with Xively’s cloud platform for anyone wanting to build Internet-connected devices and associated cloud-based applications from small entrepreneurs to established Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). With ARM mbed for product development, combined with Xively Cloud Services, developers and businesses can focus on their own innovations rather than on infrastructure. LogMeIn www.Xively.com Single chip combines Wi-Fi and ZigBee IP for networked devices Alpha Micro is now stocking GainSpan’s GS2000 single chip solution, the industry’s first to bring together two IEEE low power standard wireless technologies: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and 802.15.4. The GS2000 is a highly integrated System on a Chip (SoC) containing multi-standard RF as well as both 802.11b/g/n and 802.15.4 PHY/MAC functionality, dual ARM Cortex -M3 processors, networking stack and services, and large memory size to support various application profiles - all on a single silicon die. The new Wi-Fi and ZigBee IP chip will accelerate the development and market adoption of home networked devices. The GS2000 features a dual mode IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP networking stack along with additional networking services, enabling a complete networking solution for embedded MCU based applications. It supports Wi-Fi WLAN software and networking features, ZigBee IP - which is based upon 6LoWPAN - and IP based addressing and methods over both 802.11 and 802.15.4 wireless standards. By incorporating the only two wireless IP-based Home Area Network (HAN) standards while supporting IPv4 and/or IPv6 devices, the GS2000 extends internet connectivity wherever there is a Wi-Fi access point or hotspot, and leverages the key benefits of each technology—the high data rates and widespread availability of Wi-Fi along with the small channelization and meshing capability of ZigBee IP. Alpha Micro www.alphamicro.net 26 Electronic Engineering Times Europe June 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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