Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology ICT solutions provider, has unveiled the Huawei MU736 as the world's first WWAN module that is fully compliant with the Next Generation Form Factor NGFF standard. A sample Huawei MU736 is ready now, and will be starting in mass production in early of 2013.
The NGFF standard enables a transition from Mini-PCIe Cards to a smaller form factor module in size, volume, and system design flexibility. The Huawei MU736 NGFF module is based on Intel’s industry leading XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem solution, supporting penta-band operation for worldwide network coverage, low power consumption, Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS, and major carrier certifications—enabling easier and more flexible design and integration into end devices. In addition, the MU736 supports all NGFF features to optimize performance, power consumption, and usability.
Intel has optimized the performance, power consumption, and end user experience of the XMM 6260 HSPA+ modem when integrated with Intel-based Ultrabook and tablet platforms. The Huawei MU736 based on this chipset is an ideal choice for PC OEMs and ODMs to use in long battery life, thin form factor devices that require best in class cellular platform KPIs (e.g. performance, size, current consumption).