Sierra Wireless believes that laptop PCs too skinny even to support an Ethernet pier are ideal possibilities for an embedded LTE connectivity. On Thursday it denounced a latest LTE module, which, during 2.5 mm in thickness, Sierra claims is a thinnest 4G wireless procedure in a market.
The device is directed precisely during a ultra-thin laptop, a trend that Apple made renouned with a MacBook Air and on that Intel is trying to gain with a new Ultrabook platform. Sierra is also targeting a procedure during inscription manufacturers looking to simply container LTE into their slates but going by a difficulty of integrating a radio with other components.
Called a AirPrime EM7700, a procedure uses Qualcomm’s Gobi modem architecture and is scheduled to start shipping this quarter, creation it into a initial blurb laptops and tablets after this year. If you’re wondering that conduit will be a initial to offer inclination with a new ultra-thin module, we don’t have to demeanour serve than ATT. The initial recover of a procedure will support ATT’s multiple of LTE and HSPA frequencies, definition it won’t be concordant with any other U.S. networks.
Sierra is also looking to hide LTE in some-more than only laptops. It has been working with Audi to implement a 4G modules directly into automobile dashboards. Audi is contrast a feasibility of creation a automobile a world’s biggest wireless gadget, regulating 4G’s fat siren to broach video and other bandwidth-intensive applications to a car’s infotainment system.
The proceed is during contingency with a approach many Detroit automakers have looked during a connected car. Instead of relying on embedded 3G/4G, systems like Ford Sync and Cadillac’s CUE count on drivers joining their cars to a Internet by their smartphones.
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