Monday, September 17, 2007

WiMedia Alliance Announces Second Round of Registered PHYs

The WiMedia Alliance today announced the registration of six additional Physical Layer chipsets (PHYs), bringing the total number of approved chipsets to 13. These chipsets have been verified as compliant with the WiMedia PHY specification, and approved for use with the Alliance's Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Common Radio Platform.

WiMedia PHY registration is the first of two parts comprising the Alliance's certification program. At a recent registration event, WiMedia members Alereon, Realtek Semiconductor, Tzero Technologies and Wisair successfully tested chipsets against the WiMedia specification, resulting in official PHY registration for their products.

The six new PHYs announced today join the PHYs registered by Alereon Inc., Realtek Semiconductor, Staccato Communications, Tzero Technologies, WiQuest Communications and Wisair in November 2006.

The WiMedia Alliance also noted that support for WiMedia UWB continues to grow, with WiMedia membership surpassing 300 in mid-2007.