u-blox introduced the LISA family of small, ultra-fast wireless modems. LISA is ideal for ultra-portable devices requiring high speed wireless Internet access (such as mobile computing, car infotainment, telematics systems, hand-held terminals, automatic meter reading, fixed wireless terminals, telehealth, remote displays and point of sales terminals). Samples and evaluation kit will be available in early Q1, 2011. Operator and standards bodies’ certification is in progress.
u-blox announced the N731 UMTS/HSPA modem reference design. The high-speed wireless connectivity reference design features full High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) capabilities: 7.2 Mb/s download and 5.8 Mb/s upload speeds. The N731 is a design that combines a baseband processor, RF transceiver, antenna multiplexer, and power amplifier components to support eight bands of HSPA / UMTS / EDGE / GPRS / GSM functionality including data, voice, and SMS.
STMicroelectronics introduced the FLI7510 full high-definition (FHD) H.264/MPEG System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for the worldwide flat-panel digital TV (DTV) market. The FLI7510 is the first member of the new family (codenamed ‘Freeman’) of performance- and software-scalable SoCs, addressing mainstream and high-end segments of the DTV market. The FLI7510 is designed to meet the increasingly stringent system-energy consumption standards for ‘green’ consumer electronics equipment. The FLI7510 SoC is now sampling to qualified customers.