Development Tools for Cinterion Wireless Modules


 Concept_Bd.jpgDevelopment tools to support wireless module evaluation and speed your hardware and software design process.

For each of their Cinterion wireless modules, Gemalto provide an 'Evaluation Module' version, which can be mounted onto one of the evaluation hardware platforms as indicated in the table below.

This allows an interchangeable and re-usable approach to hardware tools, invaluable when you have the flexibility to choice one of several footprint compatible devices in each family.

Below is an indication of which Evaluation Module may be used with each platform, some of which 'stack' for extended evaluation performance. Full documentation is available for each device and suggested tools.


    Low Cost Starter Kits Full I/O Access Evaluation Shield Interface
Device Evaluation Module
B60 Kit B80 Kit DSB-Mini DSB75 DK55/75 Concept Board
BGS2 E/W Rel.2 BGS2-W Rel.2 Eval Module Yes   With Multi-Adapter R1  
BGS2 E/W Rel.3 BGS2-W Rel.3 Eval Module   Yes With Multi-Adapter R1  
BGS5 BGS5 Evaluation Module   Yes With Multi-Adapter R1  
BGS8 BGS8 Evaluation Module   Yes With Multi-Adapter R1  
EHS5-E Rel.2/3
&
EHS5-US Rel.2/3
EHS5-E Rel.3 Eval Module
 
EHS5-US Rel.3 Eval Module
  Yes With Multi-Adapter R1  Yes
EHS6 EHS6 Eval Module   Yes With Multi-Adapter R1  Yes
EHS8 EHS8 Eval Module   Yes With Multi-Adapter R1 Yes (no GPS)
PH8 /-P Standard PH8 /-P device   Yes With Multi-Adapter R1  
PHS8 (all) PHS8-P/E Rel.3 Eval Module     With AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter Board  
PVS8, PXS8,
PXS8-Rel.3 Eval Module     With AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter Board  
PCS3
PCS3-Rel.2 Eval Module     With AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter Board  
PGS8, PDS5 / 6
PDS6 Rel.1 Eval Module     With AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter Board Yes (S/W)
PDS8 PDS8 Rel.1 Eval Module     With AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter Board Yes (S/W)
PLS8-E / -US PLS8-E / -US Rel.2.1 Eval Module      With AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter Board  
 
Above are the possible combinations of Evaluation Modules and hardware tools.


Development Tool Descriptions and on-line ordering
 
 

BGS2 Eval Module

Evaluation Modules

For each of their surface mountable modules, Gemalto makes available an 'Evaluation Module' version of the target device. These are intended for mounting onto other development platforms as below. The Evaluation Modules include an 80-way connector (60 on the BGS2 Eval Module) for interfacing to the other platforms, all with a standardised pin-out which is also the same as certain earlier GSM modules which had an 80-way interface.
 
Evaluation Modules are available as follows: BGS2-W Rel. 2 (for evaluation of all BGS2 devices), BGS5 (2G with Java), EHS5-E Rel. 2, EHS5-US Rel. 2, EHS6 Rel.2, PHS8-P/E (for all PHS8 devices), PXS8-Rel.3 (for PXS8 UMTS & CDMA & covers PVS8 CDMA), PLS8-E Rel.2 (for all PLS8 modules)
 
Low Cost Starter Kits
 
Starter Kit B60

The B60 consists of a PC Board designed for mounting the BGS2 Evaluation Module. Supplied with a USB cable for connecting to a PC, to provide communications with the module and power to the board. A coaxial cable is included which allows the Evaluation Module to connect too and use a PCB track antenna included in B60 board layout. All wireless module signals are available via two connectors on the underside of the board. These may also be used to directly mount the B60 board onto a DSB-Mini full-function eval board to provide simplified full access to the serial comms and audio signals.

 

Gemalto Starter Kit B60

 
£106.67
 
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Starter Kit B80

This B80 Board accepts several Evaluation-Modules for quick and convenient module evaluation. Included in the kit is a USB 'Y'-cable for connecting to a PC, providing communications with the module and power to the board. A coaxial cable also included allows the attached Evaluation Module to connect too and use a PIFA antenna on B80 board. All wireless module signals are available via two connectors on the underside of the board. These may also be used to directly mount the B60 board onto a DSB-Mini full-function eval board to provide simplified full access to the serial comms and audio signals.

Gemalto Starter Kit B80

 
£118.16
 
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NEW Concept Board
 

Concept Board EHS6

The Cinterion® Concept Board is a development tool which enables designers to evaluate and design solutions based around the EHS5 and EHS6 wireless modules. Programmers can quickly build design M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

As well as providing easy access to all of the EHS6 modules' interfaces, the board has a Shield Interface (following Arduino). Little to no hardware expertise is needed to connect all kinds of sensors and actuators. Wireless connectivity is provided by the Cinterion® EHS6 module and the on-board penta-band antenna.

Applications are written in Java using an SDK available free of charge from Gemalto, based upon widely known tools such as Eclipse and NetBeans.

Additional information is available on the Concept Board details page

Concept Board

 
£123.91
 
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Full Function & I/O Evaluation and Test Boards
 

Multi-Adapter R1

The Multi-Adapter R1 is a simple and easy-to-use universal adapter board designed to act as an interface between any of the Cinterion Evaluation Modules above and the DSB75 or DSB-Mini evaluation platforms.

The 2x40-pin connector of the Multi-Adapter R1 attaches to the 2x40-pin headers located
on the DSB75 or DSB-Mini. An appropriate Evaluation Module can then be mounted onto the
adapter. The RF antenna (U.FL) connector of the module can be connected to the U.FL-to-SMA adapter of the DSB75 for connecting standard antennas with SMA connector.

 

Multi Adapter board

 
£66.44
 
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AHS3/AHS6/PHS8 Adapter Board

This Adapter Board is designed to act as an interface between the Cinterion Industrial-Plus Evaluation Modules (including derivatives PVS8, PXS8, PLS8) and the DSB75 or DSB-Mini evaluation platforms.

The 2x40-pin connector of the Adapter Board attaches to the 2x40-pin headers located
on the DSB75 or DSB-Mini. An appropriate Evaluation Module can then be mounted onto the adapter. The RF antenna connections between the attached Evaluation Module and this Adapter Board is via Pogo-Pads on the board, SMA connectors are provided for connection of standard antennas.

 

AH3/AH6/PHS8 Adapter board

 
£175.63
 
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DSB Mini Evaluation Board

The DSB-Mini is a simple and easy-to-use development support board, designed to help system integrators to evaluate and develop products based on Cinterion Wireless Modules.

The board provides two 40-pin connectors to mount the Cinterion Starter Kits B60 and B80
in order to evaluate the full functionality of modules that can be connected to these Starter Kits. Also, the DSB-Mini has an 80-pin connector to mount the Cinterion Multi-Adapter R1 or various other DSB75 product adapters together with their plugged modules. Signals and levels are in each case switched automatically.

 

DSB-Mini

 
£123.91
 
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DSB75

The DSB75 Development Support Board is designed to assist system integrators in developing and evaluating products based on Cinterion Wireless Modules. Furthermore, it is part of the reference equipment submitted for Type Approval GSM modules.
 
DSB75 comes is a universal evaluation board for a variety of different Cinterion wireless modules. Whilst directly accepting connector modules the board will accept several adapter boards for evaluating the current range LGA modules.
 
 

DK55/75

This is ACTE's own version of the Cinterion Development Support Board iesigned to assist system integrators in developing and evaluating products based on Cinterion Wireless Modules. It includes the 2 x 40-way header to accept a variety of different Cinterion wireless modules using a suitable adapter boards as above.

 

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