U-blox addresses cost-sensitive M2M applications with the SARA-G340, a full-featured dual-band (900/1800 MHz) GSM/GPRS module in a popular compact LGA module form factor.
The SARA-G340 is aimed at industrial M2M applications such as metering, eCall, security, payment terminals, asset tracking and fleet management systems deployed in Europe and Asia.
The new SARA-G340 voice/data module is the ninth variant of the company’s popular SARA modem series consisting of the SARA-G3 GSM/GPRS and SARA-U2 UMTS/HSPA/GSM/GPRS/EDGE module families. The SARA series includes full-featured and cost-optimized versions to cover a wide range of application requirements. Best-in-class power consumption is a primary feature of the SARA-G3 module series, with a standby current of less than 0.9 mA.
The SARA-G340 provides a solution to a wide range of M2M applications requiring GSM/GPRS, voice and/or data, internet suite (embedded TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP and FTP), and in-band modem support for eCall and ERA GLONASS vehicle emergency call applications. Extremely low power consumption makes it perfect for portable or battery and solar-powered Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication applications.