MSC is presenting the UC20 UMTS/HSPA+ module from Quectel for the first time on its Booth 2-219 in Hall 2 at embedded world 2013, February 26 28, 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany. The UC20 UMTS/HSPA+ module, which is fully socket compatible on three module sides to Quectel’s M10 and M12 GPRS Class 12 modules, ensures the greatest possible flexibility at relatively low cost.
Thanks to the combination of 900/2100 MHz, 850/1900 MHz multi-band WCDMA and quad-band GSM technology, the UC20 supports backward compatibility for EDGE and GPRS with multi-slot Class 12. Hence, this technology ensures global network coverage for M2M applications. The maximum data transmission rate for HSPA+ is 14.4 Mbps downlink and 5.76 Mbps uplink.
Due to the small size of 32 mm x 29 mm x 2.5 mm, the special socket compatibility, its robustness as well as the operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C and longevity, the UC20 is suitable for use in various building automation, medical and industrial applications. This is also supported by low power consumption of only 3.1 mA in sleep mode and 570 mA in UMTS voice mode.
Diverse interfaces such as two UARTs, USB 2.0 high speed, Digital Audio (PCM), two A/D converters, extensive driver support for Windows, Linux and Android, highly integrated software functions such as File System, eCall and Firmware Update, and Quectel Enhanced AT Commands, provide UC20-users with an almost unlimited spectrum of possible fields of application.
Furthermore, the UC20 module offers a wide range of additional useful functions such as Rx Diversity, real-time clock support, wake-up functions, echo cancellation and SIM card detection. GPS and GLONASS support are also possible.
A complete UC20 development kit with hardware, software, specification, application notes, debug and test tool, approvals and test reports are available for evaluation purposes.