Anydata to offer compact USB EVDO modem

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Wireless broadband capability will soon extend beyond today's PC cards that typically limit their use to notebooks that still include such a slot. We recently got a sneak preview of Sierra Wireless' external USB EVDO modem and it appears that Anydata will also be rolling out such a device soon.

Anydata received FCC approval for their ADU-E100D modem, paving the way for an introduction in the near future. The device has a footprint slightly larger than a business card and will weigh 124 g (about 4 ounces), including the integrated battery, and connects to a PC via USB 2.0.

The modem is based on Qualcomm's MSM6500 chipset, which supports the EVDO Rel. 0 standard. According to the product manual, the ADU-E100D supports downlink speeds of up to 2.4 Mb/s and uplink speeds of up to 153 kb/s. While the company has not formally announced the device, it appears that the modem will only be compatible with Windows 2000 SP3 and XP.

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