Now available from Solid State Supplies is a new Class 12 quad-band GSM/GPRS module from Quectel Wireless Solutions. The M80 module offers up to 85.6kbps uplink and downlink speeds, operating at 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz frequency bands. Supplied in a tiny surface-mount Land Grid Array (LGA) package, the module features powerful embedded Internet service protocols, making it ideal for use in a wide range of machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, including: vehicle tracking systems (VTS); personal tracking; security; wireless point of sale (POS); industrial personal digital assistants (PDA); and smart metering.
The M80 delivers robust construction and reliable GSM/GPRS performance for data, voice, SMS and multi-media applications, and features extremely low power consumption [data to be inserted], an extended temperature range from -45° C to +85° C, and an ultra compact profile of just 23 x 25 x 2.8mm. It is equipped with a host of function interfaces, including: USB device; analog; dual SIM; three UARTs; and optional interfaces for micro SD card and camera.
The module also offers fully integrated access to Quectel’s range of GPS receivers, which can be controlled through a single serial port to provide a fast, low-cost GSM or GPS solution, thus reducing time-to-market.
The M80 complies fully with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) regulations.
Solid State Supplies is now stocking the M80 development kit priced at £35.95. The M80 module is available to order priced at under £12.00 in quantities of 1K pieces or more. Both prices exclude VAT.