Ericsson introduces smaller module for consumer electronics
Ericsson today unveiled its new mobile broadband module specifically designed to bring high-speed wireless connections to more consumer electronic devices.
Intended for immediate implementation in e-book readers, GPS navigators, and other popular portable consumer electronics, the CE module has the potential to be integrated into media players and durable goods.
The new Ericsson CE module, named C3607w is a third of the size of previous Ericsson modules, the C3607w is packaged with an operator approval program and outstanding IPR protection which eases integration and shortens time to market.
“This is an exciting time for Ericsson and the industry as we announce our new CE module,” said Mats Norin, Vice President, Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules. “Our vision is clear: all devices that can be connected will be connected as the technology required for an all-communicating world is now here. This module opens a new realm of possibilities and innovation for the consumer electronics industry as they can now easily and cost-effectively integrate the power and speed of mobile broadband in today’s and tomorrow’s devices.”
Unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), the C3607w module highlights progress in Ericsson’s collaboration with Intel announced last year to bring HSPA mobile data solutions to Intel’s “Moorestown” platform-based MIDs.
The C3607w is Ericsson’s smallest, lightest and fastest mobile broadband module to date believes the company, capable of reaching uplink speeds of 5.76 Mbps with up to 40% less power consumption than previous modules.
“With our fourth new module in twelve months, Ericsson’s momentum in the consumer electronics industry is strong,” Norin continues. “What was once thought to be years away is today a reality. We look forward to seeing new and innovative devices focusing on the end-user experience by utilizing the freedom of embedded mobile broadband.”
“At Intel we are working to bring the benefits of PC-like, rich and visually-appealing Internet experiences to a range of mobile devices including next generation handhelds and netbooks,” said Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs In Intel’s Ultra Mobility Group. “The combination of high performance and low power innovation in Intel’s next generation “Moorestown” platform, combined with Ericsson’s industry-leading 3G modules, represents an exciting combination and will go a long way in helping to realize this vision.”
Ericsson’s C3607w consumer electronics module will be available in the first quarter of 2010.