First Available Ultra Low Power Chip Design with up to 1 Mbps Data Rate
BERLIN -- May 4, 2006 -- DWA Wireless has today announced the first available design solution that provides up to 1 Mbps in both Sub 1 GHz bands, 868 and 915 MHz, based on Parallel Sequence Spread Spectrum ("PSSS") PHY wireless technology. Original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") focused on ultra low power wireless applications like sensors, Automatic Meter Reading (AMR), or building automation, now can utilize the advantages of the Sub 1 GHz band such as better coverage, lower power consumption and no interference with Bluetooth and WLAN and still have the same high data rate that today's 2.4 GHz IC solutions provide. PSSS is a purely digital base-band PHY design solution that provides significantly more robustness and that can be combined with various wireless IC front-ends (like DSSS) and Protocol-stacks, e.g., ZigBee or IPv6.
The company is already working with IC manufacturers on the implementation of the IC solution. The first releases of an FPGA based modules and evaluation kits are scheduled for August 2006.
About DWA Wireless
DWA Wireless is a leading provider of digital wireless technology reference designs based on PSSS/PHY (Parallel Sequence Spread Spectrum/Physical Layer) that facilitates the manufacture of ultra low power digital wireless communications IC (integrates circuit) solutions for use within various market segments, e.g., building automation, home control, and audio & video consumer applications. The product portfolio includes the IP (Intellectual Property) designs as well as SoC (System on Chip) and RF (Radio Frequency) design support.
DWA Wireless currently licenses complete design solutions based on the leading edge digital wireless technology PSSS which provides highest spectrum efficiency in a limited frequency band -- like the Sub 1 GHZ bands 868 and 915 MHz. It can improve the data rate of an existing wireless IC chip (WPAN or WLAN) by a factor of up to 10.
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