MSC presents the U10 Multi-band WCDMA / GSM module from Quectel at embedded world 2012, Nuremberg in Hall 2, Booth 2-219 from February 28 to March 1, 2012. The U10 features a High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) of 7.2 Mbps and a High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) of 5.76 Mbps.

The module, which was designed for use in HSPA, GPRS and EDGE modems and portable multimedia applications, has dimensions of only 37.7 mm x 29.9 mm x 5 mm and is based on the new MT6276 communications controller that is equipped with a 32-bit ARM1176 RISC processor.

Apart from a high-speed USB 2.0 interface and two analog audio inputs/outputs, for multimedia applications the U10 module additionally provides three UARTs, separate interfaces for SD and Dual SIM cards as well as an own interface for cameras with up to 8 megapixels resolution. Furthermore, a digital signal processor with MPEG-4, H.263 and H.264 codecs, which is integrated on the MT6276 communications controller, enables the recording and playing back of high-resolution images and videos in real-time.

A Bluetooth Host Controller that is fully compatible with the Bluetooth Specification Version 2.1 + EDR is also integrated on the module and enables data transfer rates of up to 3 Mbit/s. Furthermore, cost-effective and simple host-based GPS modules can also be controlled with the U10 via a serial connection.

Thanks to a wide operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C, the module is suited for many applications such as security, video surveillance, vehicle tracking systems, wireless POS, connected navigation systems and internet gateways. In addition to OpenCPU, the U10 also supports a wide variety of high-performance Internet Service Protocols such as TCP/IP, PPP, UDP, FTP, HTP and MMS. The current consumption in WCDMA and GSM idle mode is approximately 2 mA.

MSC offers a complete U10 development kit for evaluation purposes. The kit includes hardware and software, debug and test tools, approvals, application notes and test reports.

Detailed information about the U10 UMTS/HSPA module is available from MSC and can be requested by sending an email to


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