By adding a WiFi component on the half-size 3G PCIe minicard, only one PCIe
Minicard slot is needed, hence lowering overall device cost. This single slot can
be equipped with a standard WiFi module for the basic device configuration or
with the GTM671/679 combo module when both WiFi and 3G connectivity are
desired for the device.
Option's half-size PCIe module is developed specifically for integration
in compact devices such as netbooks, tablet PCs, routers or security
cameras where space is limited but a standard connector-based
integration is still preferred over an LGA component that needs to be
soldered on the base board.
From embedded firmware to a full-featured connection manager, Option supports the entire software chain for embedded modules. Being a Qualcomm and Gobi licensee, Option has full access to the firmware that is running on the Qualcomm baseband processor. This allows Option to make customizations for its customers to support certain features or operator requirements. Drivers are available for the most popular operating systems. For some platforms such as Android®, a RIL (Radio Interface Layer) can be
provided. For other platforms Option can deliver a SDK or a customizable connection manager.
Optional feature packs are available, like:
> "MyCloud"; cloud computing, delivering back-up, synchronisation and file sharing functionalities.
> uCan® Control; a mobil data consumption and warning policy solution for end-users.
Basic Telephony and Supplementary services
Vocoder support for 3GPP and 3GPP2 (Narrowband and Wideband)