Intel introduces the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem
Intel have introduced their new XMM6255 modem which according to their claims is the world’s smallest standalone 3G modem. At about 300 mm^2 in size, the modem aims to provide a wireless solution for infinite number of smart and connected devices of the future. Considering its small size, the XMM 6255 modem will be perfect for networked sensors and internet connected devices such as wearables, security devices and industrial equipment. Based on Intel’s unique new Intel Power Transceiver technology, XMM 6255 comes with SMARTI UE2p transceiver. It is company’s first design to combine transmit and receive functionality on a single chip with a fully integrated power amplifier and power management.
Reducing component necessities, the design of the XMM 6255 3G modem helps in building a smaller size device along with cutting down the material costs. Moreover, it also safeguards the radio from overheating, voltage peaks and damage under harsh usage conditions. The unique radio architecture of the modem ensures consistent communication in low signal zones like a parking garage or basement of your home. Also, XMM 6255 is designed specifically for small-sized devices such as smartwatch or a sensor that don’t have enough space for a normal-sized 3G antenna. Currently, the XMM6255 is available in a dual-band HSPA configuration with 7.2Mbps downstream and 5.76Mbps upstream speeds.