Thursday, September 29, 2005

FOCUS Announces First Silicon for 880 Mbps UWB Chip

FOCUS Enhancements, a supplier of video production and conversion technology, received first silicon for its new 880 Mbps Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip.

The FOCUS Enhancements' analog/rf chip is the first chip of a two-part chipset solution in FOCUS Enhancements' "Talaria" UWB line being designed for wireless video distribution and high speed data transfer for home and office applications. The company expects tape out of the second chip to occur in October 2005 and receipt of silicon of this chip in December 2005. Evaluation kits are anticipated to be shipped around the end of 2005.

FOCUS Enhancements said its UWB technology will allow wireless high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video transmission at net data rates up to 880 Mbps at distances of up to 8 meters and 37 Mbps at 40 meters.

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