TOBY-L201 Features Multi-carrier Support
u-blox announced TOBY-L201, which the company said is the world’s first 4G LTE Cat 4 module with 3G WCDMA fall-back. The cellular voice and data modem, certified for both AT&T and Verizon networks, offers future-proof, high speed, always-on connectivity.
TOBY-L201 switches automatically or via AT command to AT&T’s or Verizon’s network without the need to load new firmware. Depending on which carrier’s SIM card is inserted, TOBY-L201 recognizes the carrier and starts on that carrier’s network.
If devices are equipped with two SIM cards or a configurable SIM chip, TOBY-L201 can be switched between operators on-the-fly via a simple AT command.
SLI 76 family leverages Infineon’s smart card and automotive expertise
Infineon Technologies AG has announced its SLI 76 “in Car” family of AEC Q100 microcontrollers for use in automotive Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems. They offer long lifetime, high data retention, extended temperature range, and cycle endurance.
The SLI 76 devices make it possible for automotive industry suppliers to meet quality requirements of vehicle manufacturers implementing advanced in-car services such as emergency call (e-Call), remote unlock, fleet management and vehicle tracking. To address the AEC Q100 standard, Infineon manufactures the SLI 76 family in a high reliability process and delivers the components with documentation according to the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
Global shipments of built-in car Wi-Fi systems are set to soar by more than fortyfold by 2017, as automakers increasingly view wireless connectivity as a key competitive differentiator, according to iSuppli Corp., now part of IHS Inc.
Worldwide automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) shipments of Wi-Fi systems will rise to 7.2 million units in 2017, up from just 174,000 in 2010.
“Wi-Fi in the car is a hot topic these days, with major OEMs noticeably incorporating it into new-model releases,” said Stacey Oh, analyst and regional manager for Asia automotive research at iSuppli. “Whereas Wi-Fi was an aftermarket accessory in the past, OEMs now are touting it as a key offering.”