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An embedded ADSL module for industrial applications

12 April 2010

Insys Microelectronics has introduced the QLM-A100 Quick Line, a compact ADSL module with a connector concept suitable for industrial use, enabling batch integration for the first time. Until now, electronic system designers, such as manufacturers of display systems requiring a flexible, easy-to-integrate ADSL module, faced a problem; chipset manufacturers cater to the mass market, making proprietary developments for batches of a few thousand pieces per year unprofitable. The QLM-A100 from Insys fills that market niche.

In applications with many users, such as ATM or Card terminals (POS), smart metering, and access control systems, fast data networks are crucial for success. Additionally, high data rates reduce operating costs. Widely available and cost-effective ADSL connections provide a transmission rate of up to 25 Mbps, much faster than modem or ISDN connections.

To use these advantages designers had to turn to consumer market ADSL devices which are neither applicable for industrial use nor provide a consistent configuration platform, therefore requiring huge integration effort. By comparison, the amount of work required to integrate a QLM-A100 module into the network infrastructure is reduced significantly thanks to the design and testing already carried out by Insys. This means a huge saving in time, labour and equipment costs. Moreover, the ADSL module can be integrated directly into the appliance, e.g. a camera. Developers can make use of a dedicated development environment including an evaluation board, a designer’s guide and first-rate support.

QLM-A100 supports the ADSL, ADSL2, and ADSL2+ standards. It is available for Annex A/M/L or Annex B specifications. The module requires 3.3 V DC voltage supply. The unit measures 56.4 x 56.4 x 21.5mm and weighs 32g.

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