Telit partners with NimbeLink on embedded, pre-certified modems

March 26, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Telit Wireless Solutions has partnered with NimbeLink in order to speed up design of specialized systems for M2M applications.

NimbeLink’s Skywire pre-certified embedded modems, which are based on the Telit xE910 family of modules, allow designers to incorporate cellular connectivity into their designs.

The Skywire family starts with an embedded 2G CDMA 1xRTT product that claims to be the smallest embedded cellular modem on the market. It employs the Telit CE910-DUAL module that features a compact LGA package as well as the SMT form factor that is pin-to-pin compatible with the xE910 family. This allows products and systems to be designed once and be deployed globally. The modem is available with bundled CDMA 1xRTT data plans from leading carriers, allowing developers to add compliant cellular connectivity without having to apply for certification.

Skywire is available with a complete development kit that includes the cellular modem, baseboard, antenna, power supply, debug cables, and cellular service plan. NimbeLink employs Skywire for use in its own TextAlert product, a multi-function cellular gateway for commercial and industrial applications.

“The whole M2M field is growing so quickly that it’s difficult to predict what the market will demand next,” says NimbeLink CEO Scott Schwalbe. “But NimbeLink is in the business of meeting needs as quickly as they appear, and partnering with Telit is a big part of the reason we’re able to do that.”