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.
The demonstration marks several engineering firsts:
“We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Intel in this demonstration,” said Ran Yan, senior vice president of Realtek. “We anticipate that the debut of Intel’s single-chip Wireless USB Host solution will be seen as the signal that the market for this technology is about to take off. Realtek is ready to bring an optimized and ultra-compact device solution into all Wireless USB peripherals.”
“We are pleased to work with Realtek to show the true potential of Wireless USB,” said Jose Avalos, general manager of Intel’s Ultra-Wideband Networking Operation. “With compact, single-chip solutions at both ends of the link that are capable of operating worldwide, the stage is set for Wireless USB to take off in 2008.”
“The USB-IF is committed to supporting the compliance and certification of products based on Wireless USB,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president. “We are pleased to see a collaborative single-chip demonstration and believe this type of development will fuel the growth of Wireless USB applications in 2008.”
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Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, and LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com.tw
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