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Cellular module 2.5/3G for machines

Grant number: 02/12870-5
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: October 01, 2003 - January 31, 2005
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
Principal Investigator:Lauro Rubens Lyra Girardelli
Grantee:Lauro Rubens Lyra Girardelli
Host Company:KBS Empreendimentos e Participações S/C Ltda
City: São Paulo


At the present time the route is being defined for the third generation of mobile phone (3G), which will enable access to data at high velocity and will trigger the commercial explosion of cell phone telemetry applications. Some functionalities of the 3G cell phone are commercially available in the transitional technologies called 2.5G. The present project aims to prove the technical viability of the development of a modular 2.5/3G cell phone for communication with machines based on commercial chipsets. In the first stage, the objective is the definition of the 2.5/3G chipset. The analysis is composed of: initial specifications of the requirements, research on chipsets currently available, comparison (functionalities, cost, reliability), choice of chipset to be used and assembly of a prototype covering basic communications functionalities. The objective of phase 2 will be the development of a 2.5/3G module for cellular communication with machines based on the chipset chosen in phase 1. The commercial applications of this product could include, among others: automatic meter reading, such as water and electricity; vehicle control (tracking and blocking); automation (in remote industries or production units); and electronic security in properties and ATM machines. (AU)

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