Monday, April 16, 2007

NEC Electronics Delivers Certified Wireless USB Chips

NEC Electronics has received certification by the USB Implementers Forum for its Wireless USB host controller for PCI interfaces and its Wireless USB device wire adapter (DWA). The devices can be used to implement ultra wideband (UWB) wireless technology between USB peripherals and computers or consumer electronics products via a quick relay of data chunks based on Certified Wireless USB technology.

NEC Electronics' uPD720170 host controller supports all eight data transfer rates -- from 53.3 up to 480 Mbps. The uPD720180 DWA chip provides the functionality required by the Certified Wireless USB standard and also enables interoperability with current USB devices. Designers can easily implement a complete system based on Certified Wireless USB technology by combining the two NEC Electronics chips.

Sampling is underway.