Microchip Technology introduced Machine-to-Machine (M2M) PICtail Daughter Board. The M2M PICtail Daughter Board is ideal for developing fleet-management or location-based service applications. It includes the u-blox NEO-6Q GPS and LEON GSM/GPRS modules, and interfaces with Microchip’s Multimedia Expansion Board (part #DM320005), and PIC32 Starter Kit (part #DM320001). The M2M PICtail Daughter Board (part #AC320011) is priced at $199.
The u-blox UBX-G6010-NT is a single-chip GPS solution. The UBX-G6010-NT measures only 5 x 6 x 1.1 mm and does require an external host. The UBX-G6010-NT GPS features high sensitivity (down to -162 dBm or -148 dBm during coldstart) and fast acquisition times. The total system BOM requires as few as 5 external components (including SAW filter and TCXO). An LDO and LNA are integrated and external memory is not needed. The UBX-G6010-NT supports GPS crystals and TCXOs. The chip is ideal for small, low-power, low cost applications.
The Digi m130 is an embedded module that enables OEMs to add GSM/GPRS, global positioning system (GPS) and ORBCOMM satellite connectivity to their products. The Digi International product enables remote connectivity to mobile assets via cellular or satellite networks. The Digi m130 is available now for $169 in 10,000 quantities. Development kits are available now for $1,299. The Digi m130 is ideal for fleet management and asset tracking applications.
The Digi TransPort WR44 is an all-in-one enterprise-class cellular router with integrated Wi-Fi access point. The multi-function Digi TransPort WR44 provides high-speed connectivity to remote devices by combining a 3G cellular router, state-of-the-art security, advanced routing, an Ethernet switch, global positioning system (GPS), telemetry, and Wi-Fi access point all in one device. The Digi TransPort WR44 router is ideal for connecting remote devices in vertical applications such as transportation, remote office and retail point-of-sale. The TransPort WR44 is available now a starting price of $895.
CSR announced the SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS location processor for mobile devices. The single-chip features high-performance, micro-power capabilities, built-in CPU, and SiRFGeoRecov technology that is optimized to ensure continuous location awareness in a new breed of digital cameras, portable game consoles, wearable platforms, and other consumer devices, without loading the host processor. The CSR SiRFstarIV GSD4e GPS engine with external flash memory is available in sample quantities this month. The ROM version will be available later this quarter. Production quantities are scheduled for the first quarter of 2010.