u-blox ag (UBLXF) Key Developments
u-blox Opens a New Office in Chongqing
Aug 31 15
u-blox officially inaugurated a new office in Chongqing, China. The aim of the opening is to bolster u-blox automotive and industrial applications, in particular GNSS and short range products, in the Western China market. The new facility is located on the 40th floor of the famous Chongqing International Finance Center, a landmark skyscraper towering 431 meters over the city's business center.
u-blox Introduces TOBY-L201, a 150 Mbps 4G LTE and WCDMA Module with Multi-Carrier Support
Aug 27 15
u-blox announced TOBY-L201, the first 4G LTE Cat 4 module with 3G WCDMA fall-back, which works on AT&T and Verizon networks. TOBY-L201 switches automatically or via AT command to AT&T's or Verizon's network, without the need to load new firmware. Depending on which carrier's SIM card is inserted, TOBY-L201 recognizes the carrier and starts on that carrier's network. If devices are equipped with two SIM cards or a configurable SIM chip, TOBY-L201 can be switched between operators on-the-fly via a simple AT command. The versatile TOBY-L201 module offers best-in-class download speeds up to 150 Mbps and comes in a miniature 24.8 x 35.6 mm LGA form factor. It operates from -40°C to +85°C, making it suitable for most demanding automotive, industrial, and consumer devices. TOBY-L201 is ideal for infotainment systems, telematics control units, rugged mobile terminals, set-top boxes, notebooks, tablets, as well as high-speed M2M applications like alarm panels, digital signage, mobile health, remote security and video systems. TOBY-L201 includes IPv4/IPv6 stacks for secure Internet-of-Things applications. The module is designed for easy integration with u-blox GNSS modules and chips to provide both outdoor and indoor positioning capabilities. TOBY-L201 will also include an extensive suite of IP protocols including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, and SSL. Linux supports TOBY-L201 modules natively, while u-blox provides RIL software for Android and Embedded Windows free of charge. The modules are produced in ISO/TS 16949 automotive-certified production sites to ensure the higher quality and reliability.
U-blox Opens New Office in Athens
Jun 22 15
U-blox announced that its new office in Athens, Greece. The opening follows the acquisition of the privately-held VC Antcor and demonstrates the company's commitment to developing short range wireless technologies applied to the Internet of Things. The new facility is located on the top floor of a new building in the Maroussi region, which is known as a hub for high-tech companies. The company plans to double the current team in the coming months by attracting highly qualified software, IC and hardware engineers.
U-blox Opens an Office in Osaka, Japan
Jun 2 15
U-blox opened an office in Osaka, Japan. U-blox launched operations in Japan eight years ago. Up to now, u-blox has supported its operations in Japan's southern-central region including Osaka from Tokyo. With the continued expansion of the business in the Kansai region, u-blox wants to move closer to its customers. The new office will allow high-level support to automotive and industrial industries.
u-blox Announces TOBY-L280, a LTE Category 4 Rugged Module in LGA Package
Apr 8 15
u-blox announced TOBY-L280, a LTE Category 4 rugged module in an LGA package that supports FDD-LTE in frequency band 28. Band 28 is now in commercial use in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand, with further rollouts planned throughout the Asia Pacific region, Brazil and Argentina. Capable of download speeds up to 150Mb/s, the TOBY-L280 is the world’s fastest and smallest modem of its kind. In addition to FDD-LTE, the module supports HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS fall-back for truly global operation. TOBY-L280 is available in Professional Grade with an operating temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C, ideal for applications ranging from automotive infotainment and navigation systems to rugged handsets. The platform is also offered in Standard Grade (-20 … +65°C) in the mPCI format, ideal for notebooks, tablets and set top boxes. The products are equally suited to provide reliable cellular communications in video surveillance, medical, digital signage and transit systems. TOBY-L280 is layout-compatible with u-blox’ HSPA/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS modules, making system upgrades easy to implement and reducing development time.