PRLog - Dec. 6, 2011 - OTHER, U.K. -- Using the SiRF Star IV chipset, Fibocom modules are designed for high performance combining a comprehensive set of features with ultra low power enabling the integration of location based services in to the growing number of applications requiring ultra sensitive GPS technology such as indoor location applications.
GPS modules offer 48 satellite channels and sensitivity down to -160dB allowing indoor tracking. Low powered with and a wide operating voltage, all of the units have a wide operating temperature of -40 to +85 degrees C, making the Fibocom modules perfect for industrial and M2M applications which require location based services.
Fibocom products offer design engineers a stable, ruggedised, industrial M2M platform ideal for use in low cost GPS applications and applications where reliability, low power and high temperature ranges are offered as standard.
With a range of modules sized just 16x12x3mm and with direct surface mount footprint, there are many options to accommodate the range of industrial applications being designed today.
Fibocom GPS modules use industry standard NMEA data output messages ensuring compatibility with existing GPS applications. SiRF’s new Advanced Power Management (APM) features reduce power consumption further and include Trickle Power and Push to Fix modes capable of reducing power duty cycles down to just 190µA.
Graham Merry of Quarterwave Ltd comments “We have been looking for a module partner for some time who understand the requirements of today’s M2M applications and can provide the correct resources, development tools and price”.
Merry continues “Coupled with Quarterwave’
The Fibocom development team have over 12 years experience in the M2M industry. Their development technicians have senior background in the communication industry and operate out of Motorola’s joint lab of globally leading communication enterprises. This allows Fibocom to provide outstanding ODM services for the global leading communication operators.
Fibocom products are used in many applications globally and have been especially successful in Automotive Navigation, Vehicle Security Monitoring, Route Planning, Position Identification, Timing & RTC Applications and Anti-theft Monitoring. This means that Fibocom along with Quarterwave can offer a range of products ensuring customers have a fast development time with field proven products.
Fibocom’s range of GPS products are available to order now from Quarterwave directly. More details can be found by visiting www.quarterwave.co.uk
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About Quarterwave Ltd
Based in Hampshire, U.K and with considerable experience in the wireless M2M and telemetry market sectors, Quarterwave staff offer expertise to OEM’s and Systems integrators designing wireless modules or antennas into equipment or complete solutions. Our range of standard or custom products are tailored specifically to a customer’s application and we oversee the production via our factory in the Far East prior to final inspection and test in the U.K before shipment. This design and production expertise coupled with our commitment to offering maximum 4 week leadtimes, makes Quarterwave a valued partner with many of today’s leading technology companies.