Wavecom SA (Paris:AVM) (NASDAQ:WVCM) (ISIN:FR0000073066), announced the introduction of the Q64 Wireless CPU®, an enhanced version of the GR64 that is powered by Wavecom’s Wireless Microprocessor® WMP100. According to Philippe Guillemette, Wavecom Marketing VP, “The Q64 will have a host of new features in the same popular, robust form factor as the GR64 thus facilitating integration into existing customer product designs. Customers appreciating the benefits of the GR64 will be able to continue using the form factor while taking advantage of the Open AT® Software Suite, without discarding existing design efforts.”
The new Q64 Wireless CPU® has increased processing power (up to 85 MIPS available for embedded customer applications) and the Open AT® RTOS (Real Time Operating System) that allows customers to natively execute C-based applications directly on the Wireless CPU®. It will also support important new features like IDS (Intelligent Device Services) for remotely upgrading and monitoring devices, new I/Os including USB as well as additional Internet connectivity features such as FTP, HTTP and more Security options. Through the use of Wavecom’s latest Open AT® Software Suite version 2.0, numerous Plug-Ins such as Airbiquity’s aqLink® and Lua scripting are also available.
As with all new Wireless CPU® devices built on Wavecom core technology, the Q64 will have the possibility to interface with a wide variety of companion offerings including GPS and Bluetooth and will have access to Wavecom’s inSIM(tm) technology (embedded industrial-grade SIM chip).
In order to provide complete customer flexibility and adaptation possibilities, the Q64 comes with the new GR Plug-In, available as a library and source code, for providing compatibility with Wavecom-owned GR64-specific AT commands.
Engineering samples of the new Q64 are available now with commercial availability scheduled in March 2008. The Q64 is not a replacement for the GR64 which continues to be available in the Wavecom product portfolio to meet customer needs whose designs are based on this device.
Wavecom is the premier provider of smart-device communications technology for innovative M2M (Machine-to-Machine) business solutions. Created from unparalleled wireless expertise, Wavecom solutions include a range of Wireless CPU®s (microcontrollers with built-in wireless communication capability), backed by the industry-leading Open AT® Software Suite with its own real-time operating system, an integrated development environment and a wide range of Plug-Ins. These complete embedded solutions, that use chipsets tailored to M2M markets, enable makers of all types of machines to develop a new breed of intelligent wireless applications without the need of external processors. Wavecom also provides an industry-leading portfolio of operated services which enable the remote monitoring and upgrading of devices in the field. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) near Paris, Wavecom’s main subsidiaries are in Hong Kong (China), Research Triangle Park, NC (USA) and Farnborough (UK). Wavecom is publicly traded on Euronext Paris (AVM) in France and on the NASDAQ (WVCM) exchange in the U.S.