CINTERION (Munich, Germany) today introduced BGS2, the world’s smallest LGA (Land Grid Array) module for M2M solutions requiring voice and high speed GPRS data. Designed for high volume production, this ultra compact module is ideal for small M2M devices like personal tracking units and portable medical devices.
BGS2 is intended to simplify the direct link of Near Field Communication (NFC) devices, sensors or GPS receivers to the micro controller of the host application, helping to lower the total cost of ownership for implementers. BGS2 comes with full type approval (FTA) as well as pre-certification by the world’s largest carriers to support global functionality and a swift time-to-market.
“BGS2 is the slimmest surface mount M2M module in the world,” said Norbert Muhrer, CINTERION Executive Vice President at Gemalto. “We’ve been able to pack the same unparalleled reliability from decades of M2M expertise into this highly compact form factor. Based on extensive market and customer feedback, we’ve streamlined the most compelling features and provided options for dual or quad-band to help make it one of the most flexible and economical modules on the market.”
BGS2 is available in two versions: Quad-Band with GPRS class 10 (BGS2-W) and Dual-Band with GPRS class 8 (BGS2-E). Samples and evaluation kits are available immediately with mass production beginning in April 2011.