Nordic Semiconductor Launches the nRF24AP1 - an Ultra-low Power 2.4GHz Transceiver Embedded With Dynastream's ANT Protocol for Wireless Personal Area Networks (PAN)

Feb 15, 2005, 00:00 ET from Nordic Semiconductor

    OSLO, Norway, February 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nordic Semiconductor
 ASA (OSE: NOD) today introduced the nRF24AP1, a single-chip 2.4GHz
 transceiver and complete protocol stack designed for cost sensitive and
 ultra-low power applications.
     The nRF24AP1 embeds Dynastream Innovations Inc.'s production-proven ANT
 wireless protocol with Nordic's 2.4GHz RF transceiver. The nRF24AP1 is a
 complete drop-in, wireless personal area network (PAN) solution that
 eliminates the need for 3rd party protocol stacks and the responsibility and
 cost of acceptance testing for interest group certification. The nRF24AP1,
 with embedded ANT, is the ultimate solution for customers requiring real-time
 wireless data transmission in an environment constrained by ultra-low power,
 small physical size, and total system cost.
     The nRF24AP1 targets product applications in the sport/recreation,
 medical, industrial and other emerging wireless application marketplaces.
     "Dynastream Innovations' groundbreaking ANT protocol embedded with our
 world leading low power radio has enabled an extremely competitive solution
 for customers in many segments previously unaddressed. We can now offer an
 optimal product including protocol to ensure minimum time from idea to
 complete product" says Svenn-Tore Larsen , CEO for Nordic Semiconductor
     "Nordic's chip brings the advantages of ANT to a whole new level," says
 James Fujimoto, ANT Product Manager for Dynastream Innovations." Our
 relationship marks a significant step toward bringing awareness of ANT into
 new markets and delivering a unique solution to our mutual customers."
     Availability and pricing
     Samples of the nRF24AP1 will be available April 2005, with volume
 production scheduled for end Q2 2005.
     The nRF24AP1 is priced competitively at USD3.95 in quantities of 10K.
     About Dynastream Innovations Inc.
     Located in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, Dynastream Innovations is a
 privately owned company with world-leading expertise in the research and
 development of wireless and inertial technology for consumer, commercial,
 medical and industrial markets. Dynastream is a world leader in wireless
 personal area networks (PAN) for ultra-low power, real-time sensor
 applications. Website:
     About Nordic Semiconductor ASA
     Founded in 1983, Nordic Semiconductor (former Nordic VLSI) has evolved
 steadily from the traditional ASIC design house into a leading European
 fabless semiconductor supplier. With world-class IC design expertise focused
 on RF/mixed-mode and advanced back-end/physical design capabilities, Nordic
 is currently marketing and selling three product families: a ground-breaking
 portfolio of standard components for wireless communication, high performance
 dataconverter IPs and custom design and manufacturing services (ASIC). With
 the ultra compact 2.4GHz transceiver and transmitter families, nRF24XX, the
 company has established itself as a market leader within the wireless
 personal interface segment comprising applications such as gamepads,
 keyboard/mouse and sports equipment. Nordic's products are manufactured on
 ultra modern technologies through strong relationships with world leading
 manufacturing facilities and are sold through a world-wide distribution
 network. The company has offices in Trondheim and Oslo, Norway, as well as
 Hong Kong, and is listed on the Norwegian Stock Exchange (OSX: NOD). All
 operations are managed according to the ISO 9001-approved quality assurance

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