Merlin S720 EVDO Rev A for Sprint

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Thursday, 24 August 2006

Sprint Merlin S720 is their first EVDO Rev A Card!

This device is no longer available. See for currently available Sprint modems

EVDO Rev A will provide a big boost in speeds over the current EVDO:
  • dowloads up to 3.1Mbps (average will likely be 450Kbps - 850Kbps)
  • upload to 1.8Mbps (average will likely be 300Kbps - 400Kbps)
The Merlin S720 is the first commercially available dual band EV-DO Revision AGPS Capable PC card available to the market. Continuing its innovation and leadership position, Novatel Wireless has moved aggressively to meet the needs of operators who are deploying the EV-DO Rev A networks.

The Merlin S720 EV-DO Rev A PC Card provides high-speed connectivity to networks with data speeds up to 3.1 Mbps. It has an advanced dual band diversity antenna system design that incorporates an external flip antenna, maximizing data speed performance and allowing for stronger network signal reception.

The EVDO Rev A card is backwards compatible with the existing EVDO Rev 0 network and takes full advantage of EVDO Rev A which has lower latency and will be able to beter handle VOIP.

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Key Features:
  • Supports EV-DO (backwards compatible to Rev 0 and 1xRTT)CDMA 800 MHz and CDMA 1900 MHz.
  • GPS Capability allows you to retrieve location data from GPS satellites and utilize GPS navigation and location-based applications.
  • Transmits wireless data at speeds up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink on EV-DO Rev A capable networks.
  • Transmits wireless data at speeds up to 3.1 Mbps on the downlink and up to 1.8 Mbps on the uplink on EV-DO Rev A capable networks.
  • 2 Antennas (externally attached high gain antennas are available )
    - Flip-up
    - Embedded diversity (receive) antenna
  • Supports Windows XP, 2000, Vista and Mac OS X Tiger and later
  • Service State LED displays performance of device
  • Field firmware upgradeable
Tech Specs:
  • PCMCIA Type II Card
  • 32-bit CardBus
  • Voltage 3.3 v (nominal)
  • Transmit: max 1000 mA
  • Idle: max 150 mA
  • Operating temperature: 0oC to 55oC (32oF to 131oF) • IS-707-A Data
  • Storage temperature: -20oC to 65oC (-4oF to 149oF)

Last Updated ( Monday, 03 May 2010 )
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