Monday, September 1, 2008

Staccato Releases 2nd Generation Ultra-Wideband IC Family

Staccato Communications released its Ripcord2 family of single-chip, all-CMOS solutions targeted for WiMedia UWB and Wireless USB applications. This second-generation family, which uses 65nm CMOS process technology, supports multiple protocols, including Wireless USB, High-Speed Bluetooth, Wireless IP and Wireless Audio/Video. In addition, several features were added to Ripcord2 including support for WiMedia Band Groups 1, 3 and 6, as well as the capability for detection and avoidance (DAA), providing a worldwide compatible solution in a single device.