Ericsson has unveiled a new mobile broadband module for consumer electronic devices.
The HSPA module, a third the size of previous Ericsson modules, can be installed in e-book readers, GPS navigators, media players, home appliances and other devices, Ericsson said.
It can reach uplink speeds of 5.76 Mbps with up to 40% less power consumption, says Ericsson.
It is Ericsson’s fourth module in the last 12 months, and was developed jointly with Intel, based on Intel’s Moorestown platform.
“Our vision is clear: all devices that can be connected will be connected as the technology required for an all-communicating world is now here,” said Mats Norin, vice president, Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules.
Consumer electronics manufacturers can now “easily and cost-effectively integrate the power and speed of mobile broadband in today's and tomorrow's devices.”
Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel's ultra mobility group, said it was part of the chip firm’s plan to bring a PC experience to mobile devices.