Sierra Wireless has extended their AirPrime HL Series of embedded wireless modules for M2M applications with the addition of the HL6528 for 2G and HL8548 for 3G. Supporting satellite navigation, the new modules provide the ability to serve different regions, across multiple network technologies, with one device design, and are the smallest embedded wireless modules (22 x 23 mm) to be completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G and 4G technologies. The HL Series provides the choice of soldering down the module for efficient high-volume production, or using an innovative snap-in socket. With the snap-in socket, the module can be placed in the device any time in the production cycle, and 2G modules can be swapped for 3G or 4G modules in the future. With both the snap-in and solder-down options, one design can be leveraged for 2G, 3G and 4G deployments by changing the module installed in production. The AirPrime HL Series is suited for M2M communications applications in point-of-sale, smart grid, and fleet management or tracking, with GNSS included. Samples of the HL6528 are available now with production expected in first quarter-2014. Samples of HL8548 are expected in the first quarter, with production expected in mid-2014. 4G LTE versions will follow.
Embedded M2M Wireless Modules Flexible Across 2G-3G-4G
Smallest embedded wireless modules to be completely interchangeable across 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, while serving different regions, across multiple network technologies, with one device design.