Intel and Realtek to demonstrate single-chip Wireless USB solution

Posted on Sunday, Jan 06 2008 @ 21:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel and Realtek will show off the first interoperable wireless USB single-chip solutions at CES 2008:
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world's largest IC design houses and a market leader in Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, announced today that it will demonstrate its RTU7105 Wireless USB device solution with Intel(R) Wireless UWB Link 3480 Single-Chip CMOS Wireless USB host solution at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 7~10, 2008, providing the industry's first public multi-vendor demonstration of interoperability based entirely on single-chip solutions. The demonstration showcases interoperability in multiple WiMedia band groups, including multiple bands that have received global regulatory approval, and in addition highlights several new WiMedia-based features that add new channels and flexibility in spectrum use. The demonstration will take place in the Intel booth in WiMedia Techzone South Hall #31642.

Wireless USB has been developed to extend the convenience and widespread market penetration of wired USB to wireless operation, enabling wireless connection of PCs and PC peripherals, CE, and mobile devices. Based on ultra-wideband physical layer technology and a Media Access Control layer designed to provide coexistence among multiple personal area networking protocols, Wireless USB from the USB-IF is designed to enable high-data-rate single-antenna very low power consumption communication in an ultra-compact form factor.


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