The right choice for your 3G connected design
by Patrick Willekens, Option
Engineers that needed to integrate the WWAN connectivity in these devices naturally chose a baseband chipset and a radio transceiver as basic building blocks and started integrating the dozens of components that are needed to connect these chips to the chosen radio networks. Firmware engineers then modified the radio firmware to optimize it for their specific design and to meet the complex certification requirements of network operators. This was a long and expensive process, requiring specialist engineering knowledge and major upfront investments in chipset and firmware licenses. On top of this, the time-consuming certifications often caused major delays on the device launch schedule.
In this white paper, we will outline why embedded 3G MCM modules are a great alternative to discrete WWAN integration and, in addition to the obvious time savings, offer many other advantages. These advantages are quantified in a financial model, allowing you to make the trade-off between a discrete and a module s olution for your design...