Wavecom Introduces the Wireless Microprocessor

A breakthrough in high-performance embedded processing combining wireless connectivity in a single component.
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France-April 06, 2006

Wavecom SA (NASDAQ: WVCM; Euronext Eurolist compartment B: AVM - ISIN: FR0000073066), a leader in embedded wireless communication platforms for automotive, industrial (machine-to-machine) and mobile professional applications, today announced the launch of the first in a family of powerful Wireless Microprocessors with built-in wireless communications capability.

The Wireless Microprocessor combines high performance embedded processing and wireless connectivity in a single surface mount component. In combination with Wavecom's Open AT® software suite it provides the lowest total cost of ownership for any industrial wireless machine by reducing the overall number of components and shortening time-to-market. Using Open AT® software, developers can easily create machine-to-machine applications in C-language that can also be maintained remotely, over-the-air, throughout their lifetime. Open AT® OS also allows developers to execute their program natively, without the need to interpret code, requiring a minimum memory footprint and processor resource overhead.

Commenting on this exciting new offer Ron Black, Wavecom CEO stated, "With the introduction of our Wireless Microprocessor we continue to demonstrate our capacity to innovate and set new standards for addressing the industrial wireless market." He added, "We've come a long way from our simple bit-pipe modems in the early days of industrial wireless technology -- our products have evolved to powerful, programmable processors packed with sophisticated software dedicated to embedded applications."

Wavecom's first in the family of Wireless Microprocessor's has an ARM 946 core. Via Open AT® Software, this real time processor core offers programmable power consumption modes that provide developers the ultimate flexibility in both battery consumption and processing power scalability. Using the Open AT® integrated development environment (IDE), developers have access to central application processing, integrated cellular voice, data, wireless Internet connectivity, and numerous external interfaces for processor interrupts and connection to a wide range of peripherals such as: USB, RS232, GPIO, parallel port, SPI, I2C, ADC, keyboard, analogue & digital audio. They can also integrate companion technologies such as Bluetooth and GPS by using one of the standard external busses thereby further reducing overall costs.

Engineering samples of the first in the Wireless Microprocessor family will be available in Q2 2006.

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