Low power 2G M2M module aims at cost-sensitive applications
The SARA-G340 voice/data module is the ninth variant of the company’s 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. Very low power consumption is a primary feature of the SARA-G3 module series, with a standby current of less than 0.9 mA.
In Europe and Asia, GSM/GPRS is a key and popular technology for connected M2M devices. u-blox has optimized the SARA-G340 for these applications, enabling customers to integrate ’smart’ M2M connectivity into their products. At the same time, the company’s module compatibility philosophy gives customers a path to the creation of an HSPA version of their products via the SARA-U2 series, the industry’s smallest 3G module.
SARA-G340 provides mobile connectivity in an ultra-small 16 x 26 mm LGA form factor. All 9 SARA cellular GSM and UMTS modules provide seamless pin compatibility with each other. They also provide migration to TOBY LTE modules to support future-proof 4G designs.
The SARA-G340 suits 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. Very low power consumption recommends it for portable or battery and solar-powered Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication applications.