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."
RTU7105 samples are available now.
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: http://www.realtek.com.tw.
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