NXP's Wireless USB Chip receives USB-IF Certification
October 01, 2007 -- NXP Semiconductors (NXP), the independent company founded by Philips, today announced the NXP ISP3582 chip is now certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) further strengthening NXP’s leadership in the USB market. NXP also announced the availability of a small Wireless USB native module that incorporates NXP’s Wireless USB native device controller enabling consumer peripheral manufacturers and designers to reduce implementation risks while delivering dependable, high-speed connectivity between devices.
“As a long-time promoter of USB technologies, NXP, has realized the need for a small, low power and high performance solution such as their latest certified Wireless USB device, the ISP3582,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president. “It’s great to see a certified solution become available to end manufacturers that is ideal for the ultra small peripherals being introduced in the marketplace.”
NXP ISP3582’s small 7mm x 7mm form factor, in conjunction with its compliance to USB-IF requirements, is empowering module makers to meet growing demand for robust, ultra-small components as portable consumer products shrink in size and increase in functionality.
Further to its achievement of receiving USB-IF’s stamp of approval, NXP is working with leading module maker Murata to enable a small form factor module of less than 1.5 cm2. Equipped with ISP3582, the module can be readily placed in portable products such as mobile phone, digital cameras, MP3 and personal media players. The Murata module is a Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) module which is a complete Wireless USB peripheral solution that can be readily placed in systems easing RF design consideration and shortening time to market.
“Certification from USB-IF is fundamental evidence of the level of maturity NXP has attained with its Wireless USB native device controller,” said Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. “The ISP3582 is a reiteration of the peace of mind NXP offers its customers and partners, whilst also being a perfect fit for the world’s smallest Wireless USB module from Murata. As a result, we are now offering customers a production-ready module as well as regulatory compliance, saving them time and money.”
“With digital content becoming pervasive and the consumer increasingly mobile, Wireless USB offers the fastest and easiest means of transferring data between consumer devices,” said Dr. Antonio Alvarez-Tinoco Senior Director & General Manager, Product Line USB/UWB of NXP Semiconductors. “NXP’s certified Wireless USB chip enables such content sharing, reliably. For instance, a handset equipped with an ISP3582 module can transfer 20 photos to another handset, printer or personal computer with a Wireless USB host within seconds. With this product development and a strong partner base, NXP is confident of expanding its leadership from USB to UWB.”
NXP’s ISP3582 native Wireless USB device controller (in comparison to the dongle approach) uses less circuitry and optimizes chip size to enable better performance, lower power consumption, and therefore lower cost. The ISP3582 has passed certification testing for Wireless USB Specification 1.0, and combines a Registered PHY from Realtek which has been verified as compliant to the WiMedia PHY specification. The solution is capable of handling data rates at 480 megabits per second (Mbit/s) enabling consumers to enjoy fast, short range wireless data transfers.
NXP’s ISP3582 native Wireless USB device controller is now available. The Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) module from Matura will be sampling in Q1 2008. At the Certified Wireless USB Developers Conference on October 1-2 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, NXP (booth #1) will be showcasing high-speed file transfer between laptops using a reference design incorporating the ISP3582.
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posted sales of EUR 5 billion in 2006. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.
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