SANTA CLARA, CA and CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM--Sep 26, 2006 -- Artimi Inc. is demonstrating its WiMedia Wireless USB Media Access Controller (MAC) at the Intel Developer Forum Fall 2006 in San Francisco, September 26-28, 2006. This first public demonstration of the company's RTMI-150 system-on-a-chip solution includes live bulk data transfer and synchronisation between end user devices and a PC server, illustrating the maturity and flexibility of the Artimi solution.
The low power consumption of the RTMI-150 solution makes it ideally suited for use in power sensitive devices such as digital still cameras, camcorders, MP3 players and mobile cellular phones. The RTMI-150 provides support for high speed data transfer between such consumer devices and PCs, with raw data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps, scaleable to higher rates as the WiMedia standards evolve. The RTMI-150 supports operation in both low band (3-5 GHz) and high band (6-9 GHz) frequencies, making it suitable for use in Certified Wireless USB and next-generation high-speed Bluetooth over Ultra Wideband (UWB) products throughout the world.
The demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum focuses on Artimi's MAC, which works with certified WiMedia physical layer (PHY) solutions. Artimi has already completed preliminary interoperability testing with Intel's Peripheral Development Kit based on the Certified Wireless USB specification using Intel's emulated PHY and several third-party WiMedia PHYs.
Colin Macnab, Artimi's CEO, comments: "This is an exciting time for us. We have already demonstrated our MAC solution to several potential customers and technology partners around the world, and we are very pleased to be able to showcase its performance in a more public arena. Specifically, the fact that we use a live demonstration proving the real performance and robustness of our solution has been greatly appreciated by our target customers."
Artimi's product demonstration takes place at its exhibition booth, number 1044, in the Certified Wireless USB Community at the Intel Developer Forum at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, through September 28th.
Artimi is a fabless semiconductor company developing single chip WiMedia-based highly integrated systems solutions for low power, high bandwidth wireless connectivity based on Ultra Wideband (UWB) technologies. Artimi's products are complete system solutions, including radio, baseband, MAC, I/O and software, which are ideal for high speed Certified Wireless USB applications such as data transfer, synchronization and streaming media in power sensitive consumer, communication and PC peripherals and Bluetooth over WiMedia UWB applications. Artimi has corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California, research and development headquarters in Cambridge, UK and a sales office in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, visit www.artimi.com.