Broadband solutions provider Novatel Wireless has partnered with wireless telecommunications research company Qualcomm to integrate the global mobile internet platform to its mobile broadband access solutions.
Novatel announced that its embedded global mobile internet (Gobi) solution for notebook OEMs includes Qualcomm’s MDM1000 chipset, associated software and application programming interface (API). It also includes reference design for a software-defined configurable data module supporting both evolution-data optimized (EV-DO) Revision A and high speed packet access (HSPA) and offers full backward compatibility and global positioning system (GPS) functionality.
We look forward to expanding our support of more than 60 current embedded OEM platforms by providing Gobi-enabled products in the second half of 2008 as part of our overall embedded product portfolio, said Rob Hadley, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Novatel.
Mike Concannon, vice president of product management at Qualcomm said: We look forward to collaborating closely with a variety of industry partners to accelerate the worldwide availability of notebooks with multi-mode Gobi global mobile internet.
The Gobi compatible modules will join Novatel’s existing family of modules, including the E860D, the E870D and the E725, which offer integrated wireless capabilities and services such as e-mail active notification, multimedia streaming, video telephony, mobile gaming, corporate network access and web browsing.
In October 2007, Qualcomm launched the Gobi embedded solution for notebooks with features such as high-speed mobile internet and GPS. The Gobi is certified to operate on code division multiple access 2000 EV-DO and universal mobile telecommunications service HSPA networks. The enterprise and consumer notebooks powered by Gobi are expected to be commercially available in the second quarter of 2008.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates