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Novatel intros new group of HSDPA/HSUPA products
Posted: 13-Feb-2007 [Source: Novatel]

[Novatel introduces the Merlin X950D ExpressCard, the Ovation MC870D HSDPA USB Modem, the Expedite EU870D and Expedite EU860D embedded modules and the Merlin XUA-1 ExpressCard to USB Adapter.]

3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. today introduced new, next-generation offerings in its high-speed download packet access/high-speed upload packet access (HSDPA/HSUPA) family of mobile broadband access products. The family of products includes the Merlin(TM) X950D ExpressCard(TM), the Ovation(TM) MC870D HSDPA USB Modem, the Expedite EU870D embedded modules and the XUA-1 ExpressCard to USB Adapter.

The Merlin X950D ExpressCard is a next-generation global, tri-band HSUPA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS wireless modem. The card can be used in both ExpressCard/34 and 54 slots as well as with Novatel Wireless adapters in PCMCIA and USB slots. Unique to the Merlin X950D, full 2.1 Mbps HSUPA and HSDPA 7.2 Mbps is now a reality. A firmware upgrade will be available to deliver the full 2.1 Mbps HSUPA performance. Mobile users, worldwide, can now enjoy full 3.5G capability in their wireless computing devices as well as utilize the GPS capability offered in the ExpressCard.

The Ovation MC870D is a pocket-sized, HSDPA USB modem that delivers mobile broadband access with download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. Available as an alternative to a PC card or ExpressCard, this modem connects to a USB slot allowing use in either laptop or desktop PCs. This product also includes the diversity and equalizer advanced receiver technology and is optimized for use in Europe with diversity on the 2100 MHz band.

The embedded modules, Expedite EU870D, optimized for Europe, and Expedite EU860D, optimized for North America, can be integrated into laptops and other devices for 3G mobile data applications. These modules offer diversity, equalizer and both operate globally on 850, 1900 and 2100 MHz bands on HSDPA and UMTS networks. Users will now be able to enjoy the maximum performance possible, regardless of radio conditions or movement in and out of buildings due to the inclusion of the diversity and equalizer advanced receiver technologies. Network operators will also derive benefit from lowered demands on their network while delivering higher throughput performance and increasing network capacity.

To support the broadest possible use of the advantages of ExpressCards, the Novatel Wireless' Merlin XUA-1 allows customers that do not have ExpressCard slots to use the company's ExpressCards through the USB 2.0 ports on either their laptop or desktop PCs. The Y-cable design of the adapter delivers a boost for improved RF performance and delivers improved performance in fringe reception areas.


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