Realtek and Intel(R) to Demonstrate Interoperable Wireless USB Single-Chip Solutions at CES 2008

The Realtek RTU7105 Wireless USB Device is combined with the Intel(R)

Wireless UWB Link 3480 Wireless USB Host in the industry's first public

demonstration of interoperability involving single-chip

worldwide-compatible solutions

Jan 03, 2008, 00:00 ET from Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

    HSINCHU, Taiwan and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtek
 Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world's
 largest IC design houses and a market leader in Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
 technology, announced today that it will demonstrate its RTU7105 Wireless
 USB device solution with Intel(R) Wireless UWB Link 3480 Single-Chip CMOS
 Wireless USB host solution at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,
 January 7~10, 2008, providing the industry's first public multi-vendor
 demonstration of interoperability based entirely on single-chip solutions.
 The demonstration showcases interoperability in multiple WiMedia band
 groups, including multiple bands that have received global regulatory
 approval, and in addition highlights several new WiMedia-based features
 that add new channels and flexibility in spectrum use. The demonstration
 will take place in the Intel booth in WiMedia Techzone South Hall #31642.
     Wireless USB has been developed to extend the convenience and
 widespread market penetration of wired USB to wireless operation, enabling
 wireless connection of PCs and PC peripherals, CE, and mobile devices.
 Based on ultra-wideband physical layer technology and a Media Access
 Control layer designed to provide coexistence among multiple personal area
 networking protocols, Wireless USB from the USB-IF is designed to enable
 high-data-rate single-antenna very low power consumption communication in
 an ultra-compact form factor.
The demonstration marks several engineering firsts: -- First public demonstration of Wireless USB interoperability involving single-chip solutions for both host and device; -- First interoperability demonstration involving dual-band operation, with support for WiMedia Band Groups 1 & 3, including multiple bands, WiMedia band 3 (4.224~4.752GHz) and band 9 (7.392~7.920GHz), that meet existing worldwide regulatory requirements; -- First interoperability demonstration of WiMedia-based modes from the WiMedia PHY 1.1 Spectrum Extensions Release, designed to enhance flexibility of spectrum use; "We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Intel in this demonstration," said Ran Yan, senior vice president of Realtek. "We anticipate that the debut of Intel's single-chip Wireless USB Host solution will be seen as the signal that the market for this technology is about to take off. Realtek is ready to bring an optimized and ultra-compact device solution into all Wireless USB peripherals." "We are pleased to work with Realtek to show the true potential of Wireless USB," said Jose Avalos, general manager of Intel's Ultra-Wideband Networking Operation. "With compact, single-chip solutions at both ends of the link that are capable of operating worldwide, the stage is set for Wireless USB to take off in 2008." "The USB-IF is committed to supporting the compliance and certification of products based on Wireless USB," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president. "We are pleased to see a collaborative single-chip demonstration and believe this type of development will fuel the growth of Wireless USB applications in 2008."
Availability RTU7105 samples are available now. About Realtek Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, and LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: About Intel Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at and Realtek is a trademark of Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

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