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Wireless Products and Solutions

DECT Hardware Modules

Several companies are now supplying DECT OEM modules, in some cases RF only and in others full RF and baseband modules for OEM products - handsets, basestations and other applications.  Amongst these are the companies listed below.  If you know of others, please advise us.  
DECT protocol software modules may be found on the Protocol Software page.   

Several companies also offer design services with licensing of designs - see our Design Solutions Page

DECT Modules
Or see below

Applications of DECT Modules
As well as telephones, DECT modules can be used to connect wirelessly a range of other information processing devices, such as a palmtop computer, enabling exchange of data, such as up-to-date schedules, calendars, and databases. Combined with telemetry or telematic systems, DECT systems can be used for the remote control of alarm and security systems for appliances such as  washing machines or cookers.    In the commercial environment DECT modules can be integrated into existing equipment or systems - for example enabling customers in a restaurant to pay for their meals with a credit card online at the table.

ALPS Europe
Company website
ALPS produce RF modules, and partner with S3 which are sold along with software.

Dect Module

Transceiver Units for DECT, UGS5 (Download PDF File) & URS3-5 series - A compact, slim and light weight unit that measures 38×29×4mm and complies with ETSI Access Method: TDMA/TDD.

Company Website
Bithium is a company focused on wireless communications. The company has strong experience in DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications), being among the first to develop and deliver DECT based data communication solutions back in 1998.

Wireless Module - The Bithium DECT wireless module is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 144 kbps (bidirectional), thus enabling the substitution of a cable based serial RS232 link by a DECT cordless link. Applications include point of sale terminals, payment terminals and other type of equipment using data and voice communications through cordless links.

Digades Ltd
Company website

DECT Base System - consists of at least one Fixed Part (FP) and one Portable Part (PP) and works with a frequency and time multiplex process in the frequency range between 1.88 and 1.90 GHz. 10 frequencies each with 1.728 MHz are available for the transmission. Has up to 120 possible channels for this connection. Features: Great anti-interference security, High transmission power, High data rates possible, High eavesdropping and manipulation security, Range of max. 300 m in open space, Low power consumption, Minimal construction size.

Adaptations of the DECT base include: Point-to-point data transmission via UART, Speech transmission via PCM/ADPCM interface or Codec, Display controls, Measured value recording, measured value processing and data transmission, Integration into existing systems with various interfaces possible, Synchronous measured values recording (deviation ±10µs) at several stations.

Earlier DECT Products:
DFM250 basestation module

DFM251DECT module
The DFM 251DECT is a further development of the DFM 250DECT which offers greatly decreased size (PCMCIA cards are also possible), lower energy consumption, the development of telephony functions in accordance with the GAP standard and the execution of high-speed data transmission.  DECT time slots, in which data is transmitted, can be bundled, allowing a gross data rate of up to 192 kBit/s to be achieved.   The module allows simultaneous transmission of data as well as voice.  Up to six portable modules can communicate parallel with a basis module.

Fraunhofer IIS
Company website

The DECT M2 radio modem - The M2 module allows wireless data communication between a basestation and one or more mobile stations in accordance with the ETSI DECT standard.  The module is connected by a 16 pole connector and uses a serial interface communicating with simple AT-commands and data transmission rates up to 57,6 Kbit/s, with TRS/CTS hardware handshake and support of modem signals (DTR, DSR, DCD, RING).  An identical module can be used for base and mobile stations for integration into a terminal device. Custom-made solutions can be offered

Size: 80 x 60 x 12 mm
Operating voltage:  3.4 V - 4.7 V (tolerant of up to 5V)
Data interface:  TTL compatible data and handshake signals.
Transmission rates:   Net data transmission rates, with FEC, up to 24 kb/s
Up to 5 mobile parts may be registered to one basestation by over-the-air transmission or by data interface
Integrated antenna
Range: approx. 40 m indoors, approx. 300 m in free field
Approvals:   DECT TBR 6 EMC standard for DECT equipment

The DECT M3 evaluation kit
The M3 module - an update of the M2 module, supporting simultaneous voice & data. 
Preliminary data:
    Configuration as a base station or mobile station possible
    Direct connection to loudspeaker and microphone
    Operating voltage 3.6 V +/- 5%; 3 Ni-Cd cells operating possible
    Serial V.24 interface with baud rates of up to 115.2 kbit/s, with RTS/CTS hardware-flow-control    and support of modem signals (DTR, DSR, DCD, RING)
    Coverage area: up to approx. 40 m indoor, up to approx. 350 m in line-of-sight.
    Integrated antennas ~

The DECT M4 radio modem - in German
The M4 module - a variant of the M3 module  -10/+50 Celsius. 

B3 Basestation Platform
The DECT basestation B3 is the third generation of the DECT radio module developed by the Fraunhofer Project Group for Wireless Telecommunication and Multimedia Technology.   According to the network specifications, different DECT data service profiles can be offered and implemented.
The B3 provides:
* two serial V24 communication interfaces, up to 115.2 kb/s
* one LAN interface -10-base-T, IEE802.11 compliant
The B3 is based on a 16 bit RISC controller and an OEM RF-part.

The RF-part supports antenna diversity and can maintain up to five DECT connections simultaneously.

Core 51 Radio Module
[Ed - No longer included on Fraunhofer website]
This radio module allows digital data communication between a base station and one or more mobile stations using DECT standard and comprsies an 8-bit microcontroller and OEM-RF-part

Size: 80 x 52 mm, height: approx. 18 mm
Operating voltage:  3.45 V or 5 V operating voltage
Serial interface with FIFO, RTS/CTS Handshake
Data transmission rates settable up to 57,6 kbit/s
DECT-standard: frequency- and time-division- multiplex
Frequency band 1,88-1,90 GHz
Range: approx. 40 m indoors, approx. 300 m in free field
Serial interface for data transmission (CMOS voltage level) processor interface

Antenna port (base station also feasible with antenna diversity)

Fraunhofer also offer customised soft- or hardware such as interfaces, outline, and  support conformance tests to CTR6 standards for large-scale operation.

Radio Module DECT M3 (pdf , 242kB);
Radio Module DECT M5 (pdf, 153kB); available in autumn 2003
Evaluation Kit (pdf, 72kB)

Modulare Hardware Toolbox - Flexible and modular set of baseband- and rf-modules.

DECT@ISM Evaluation-Kit - M3 Baseband module with RF 2401 for 2.4 GHz Band.

A radio module for the 2.4 GHz ISM frequency band based on the DECT standard to address the north american market, especially the USA - coming soon.

CT-DECT - A new product for voice and data communication from Ceotronics.

Fraunhofer DECT solutions have been used in many projects and field-tests. Example: 
Mobile Intranet Terminal
- Mobile Intranet Terminal for wireless access to data on the local network.

Hoeft & Wessel
Company website
Also see their data-unwired range
Download a full overview of their data-unwired range (pdf)

Hoeft & Wessel is a company whose main business lines are the development, production and distribution of hard- and software with a specialisation on complete system solutions with developments mainly centred on devices for Mobile data acquisition, Electronic payment, Ticketing, Telematics & Parking.   In recent years they have introduced a range of products using DECT technology and are now offering DECT modules to other companies wishing to use the technology. 

HW 86010 DECT transceiver module for details see:
Technical data
, Data sheet pdf (72K), Integration manual version 1.21 pdf (821K), Firmware manual version 1.02 pdf (585K).

HW 86045 DECT transceiver module
Easy to integrate, Small footprint, Wireless circuit data , Supports point-to-multipoint

HW 86096  DECT transceiver module
High-speed wireless data transmission , General I/O interfaces , Prepared for voice services , Hub for point-to-multipoint

HW 86010 DECT transceiver module
Highest integration, smallest footprint , Versatile interfaces for voice and data , Full network support , Prepared for voice service
More details
Download the datasheet

HW 86020 FHSS transceiver module for details see:
Technical data, Data sheet pdf (78K), Firmware manual version 1.02 pdf (585K), Picture
A new 2.4 GHz variant for the North American market,  this module operates as low power frequency hopping device in the open 2400MHz band and complies with FCC part 15. 
Since the HW 86020 is fully interface-compatible with its DECT counterpart HW 86010, system integrators can easily adapt an existing DECT product to the US market.  Even though one feature of DECT – the exclusive frequency allocation – does not apply to the shared 2400 MHz band, all big advantages of the DECT protocol stack are also available with thE product.
More details
Download the datasheet

 Evaluation Kit - HW86920

Allows TCP/IP connectivity for up to eighE data terminals (incl. option)

Data Modem - HW8611/US cordless modem
Replacing V.24 data cables by a radio link

Company website
INVENTEL is a French based design house and manufacturer of radiocommunication products who have developed a range of DECT phones for residential applications, as well as a DECT GAP module, the MDG601.

The MDG601 is available in different software versions:
- wireless serial link with the S3 software
- full GAP module for voice application
- voice and data for mixed application
MDG601 summary
Interfaces - RS232, TTL 3 V
Operating voltage - 3.3 V
Approvals to TBR 6, TBR 10 and TBR 22
External dimensions: 48 x 35.5 x 8.5 mm
Temperature range: +0°C /  +40°C
Integrated antenna

The MDG701 module is based on a single PCB with the radio part on one side and the numeric part on the other side. A single 30 pins connectors is used for integration into the cordless product. The module can be used in two ways:
- Alone, it does not need to be controlled by an external micro-controller, it drives autonomously the peripherals.
-  As a transceiver, integrated into a host system via an RS232-like interface.

Click here to download a PDF file of the product. 

There are two versions of MDG701 the F version (MDG 701-F) for the fixed part and the P version (MDG 701-P) for the portable part. The MDG 701 - F has 2 antennas for the diversity and the MDG 701 - P has only one antenna.

Features of the MDG701:
- 3.3 V power supply required
- Microphone, receiver and speakerphone can be soldered directly on the pins.
- Data is sent via the RX and TX connectors, like RS232 interface.
- Uses DECT ( Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication )
- Has GAP ( Generic Access Profile )
- Operating Temperature: +0°C / +40°C
- Type Approval: TBR 6, 10, 22
- Frequency: 1.88 - 1.9 GHz ( up to 1.93 GHz when required by the regulation )
- Range of use: 300 m in free space, 50 m indoor
- Weight: 15 g
- Dimensions: 42 x 22 x 7 mm

Development Kit is available for the DECT modules. This kit includes two modules (one module for the mobile part and one for the fixed part), 2 interfaces boards, 1 CD Rom with demo examples and a complete documentation. The buying of this kit gives 4 weeks of free technical support.

IZT - Innovationszentrum fur Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH
Company website
IZT is the industrial exploitation route for all of Fraunhofer IIS's (see above) DECT modules.

IZT Modules - IZT produces and distributes modules for wireless voice and data communication according to the DECT standard - also in small volumes. All modules offered have been developed by Fraunhofer IIS.
Radio Module DECT M3 (pdf , 242kB);
Radio Module DECT M5 (pdf, 153kB); available in autumn 2003
Evaluation Kit (pdf, 72kB)

Kirk Telecom A/S
Company website
KIRK telecom A/S situated in Horsens, Denmark was established in 1991 but has a history within telecommunication dating back to 1892. KIRK telecom designs, develops, manufactures and markets teleequipment in order to ensure the user easy access to telecommunication services. The equipment is exclusively designed and combines an easy, logical operation with an attractive appearance.

KIRK DECT Radio Modules - radio modules for DECT and 2.4 GHz ISM. The modules are intended for use in KIRK telecom products, but at the request of our business partners we now offer the modules for sale. DECT modules comply with ETSI (ETS 300 175) requirements and meet the Generic Access Profile (GAP) requirements. The 2.4 GHz ISM modules comply with FCC rules parts 15 requirements.

KIRK DECT Radio Modules KRM 18XX
KRM 180x are based on DECT technology from National Semiconductor (NSC).
KRM 181x are based on DECT technology from Infineon Technologies (IT).
KRM 1801 and 1811 are intended for use in portable parts (PP).
KRM 1802, 1812/1803, and 1813 have antenna switch solutions for antenna diversity, and are intended for use in fixed parts and repeaters (RFP/WRFP).

KIRK 2.4 GHz ISM Radio Modules KRM 240X
KRM 240x are based on technology from National Semiconductor (NSC).
KRM 2401 is intended for use in portable parts (PP).
KRM 2402 and 2403 have antenna switch solutions for antenna diversity, and are intended for use in fixed parts and repeaters (RFP/WRFP).

Demo Kit also available.

Peucon GmbH
Company website
Based in Berlin, Germany, Peucon provide a range of DECT-based products for data applications, as well as Test Instruments for DECT.

Demands for the wireless modules can be very specific. Peucon offers a modular design system, called “NN-modules” - “No-Name-Modules“ - made-to-measure wireless product solutions and service appliances.  These are mainly based on the hardware platform of the Siemens DECT engine and Peucon's software for the specific application loaded as firmware for the DECT engine.

As well as customised solutions, Peucon offer RS232 and USB and ISA Card offerings.

Samsung Electro Mechanics
Company Website

DECT Modules
Samsung offers two DECT RF module products:
* RU1890H10KRA for use in handset products
* RU1890B10KRA for use in basestation products

These are based around Infineon (Siemens) chipsets

Company Website

No longer available on Siemens Website:
MD32 DECT Engine
The Siemens MD32 DECT Engine was first shown at CeBIT99.   It promises to be both high quality and good value, given Siemens dominant position in the DECT marketplace, which should offer them good scale economies.  At CeBIT99 Siemens showed an application of the module in a palmtop computer.

The size of the MD32 DECT Engine  is 65x37x5 mm and it can be used for transmission of voice and data, with a 4-pin audio interface and RS232 serial port. All the data transport aspects are handled by the module, transported using the U-plane LU10 data service, guaranteeing  a BER of 10-8.

Gigaset DECT "Simcard" - World's Smallest DECT Engine
The new Siemens DECT engine is taking DECT into territory until now claimed by Bluetooth, in terms of form factor.  
Size 24 x 14 x 3.5 mm = 1.2 cc, one third the volume of its predecessor, the "Stamp"  (see below).
The new product is likely to be a hot topic when it goes on public display at this year's event, CeBIT 2000.  Clearly at this size the potential for integrating DECT short range links into PDAs, mobile phones, etc takes a big leap forward.

Gigaset DECT "Stamp"
Engine for cellular phones, PDAs, etc
Shown at CeBIT '99
Size 24 x 27 x 5.5 mm  = 3.6cc
RS232 interface
0 dBm transmit power


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