Wavecom Develops Q26Ultra Automotive Grade 3G M2M Wireless CPU

Wavecom SA (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066) announced the launch of its fully programmable 3G Wireless CPU(R), the Q26Ultra, using high bandwidth cellular capabilities to address the growing automotive and alarm/security markets.

The Q26 Ultra, with Wideband CDMA functionality, bridges the entire spectrum of bearers from 2G, 2.5G, 2.75G and 3G. It targets two growing markets for connected machine-to-machine applications: automotive and security. With this new product, Wavecom is the only wireless provider today to offer an automotive-grade design and qualification that will allow car makers to meet the demand for in-vehicle infotainment. For the security market, the high band-with capacity makes it ideal for video cameras in sophisticated alarm and security systems.

“The new Wireless CPU(R) from Wavecom is automotive-grade quality and it is designed to meet our customer commitment of ensuring seamless compatibility between existing and new Wavecom products,” commented Philippe Guillemette, Wavecom’s Chief Technology Officer, adding “Not only is its form factor compatible with the existing Q2686 and Q2687, but the Q26Ultra is built on Wavecom’s next generation Open AT(R) Software Suite 3.0 providing seamless customer application portability. These two features help facilitate the smooth upgrade of customers’ existing Q26 series-based designs when their future applications require larger bandwidth provided by 3G networks.”

The Q26Ultra, which was designed using Wavecom’s extensive automotive expertise in wireless communication, opens the door to future growth for this new product. By adding 3G capability, it responds to a growing demand for mobile video and high speed internet access, something that is expected to be standard functionality in many future generations of passenger cars.

The Q26Ultra encompasses a number of customer-specific features:

  • Fully programmable via Wavecom’s unique M2M and automotive Open AT(R) environment, providing native execution of embedded, standards-based, C applications
  • Powered by a tri-core processor with dual DSPs and an ARM926 running at 208MHz
  • Multiple hardware interfaces available to run a variety of digital and analogue peripherals
  • Wavecom wholly-owned and developed WCDMA protocol stack software , ensuring product continuity for customers
  • Interchangeable form factor and customer application software with current Q26 Series

As with all Wavecom Wireless CPU(R) devices the Q26Ultra is, fully type-approve certified, includes IPR indemnification and is RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant to help secure the environment for future generations.

About Wavecom
Wavecom is a worldwide leader in embedded industrial wireless communication solutions for automotive, machine-to-machine and mobile professional applications. Wavecom’s solutions include the Open AT(R) software platform encompassing the Wavecom Open AT(R) Operating System, a wide range of Plug-Ins, the Open AT(R) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) along with a market-leading range of Wireless CPUs (Central Processing Units), and an expanding portfolio of services. These complete embedded solutions enable makers of all types of machines to development of a new breed of intelligent wireless applications, without the need of external processors and other ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) and components. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Paris, Wavecom has subsidiaries in Research Triangle Park, NC (USA), (USA), Hong Kong (PRC) and Farnborough (UK). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (Eurolist) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.