Intersil wireless solution chosen for ViA wearable PCIntersil and ViA have announced that Intersil's PRISM 2.5 wireless LAN chipset and reference design has succeeded in providing wireless network connectivity for ViA's "PC Stick" wearable PC
The PC Stick is a full-function PC, using Transmeta's 600 and 800MHz Crusoe processors and runing standard Microsoft operating systems, i.e. Windows 98 or Windows 2000. Intersil's PRISM 2.5 WLAN technology has been incorporated to add wireless connectivity through the USB on the PC Stick.
"ViA is an excellent example of manufacturers developing innovative products that are enhanced with wireless connectivity," said Larry Ciaccia, vice president and general manager of Intersil's Wireless Networking Business Unit. "ViA's new body-worn PC Stick offering full function PC operation, combined with PRISM 2.5, enables truly mobile productivity.
"Intersil's PRISM 2.5 wireless LAN reference design represents a major piece of the puzzle for truly mobile PC computing experience using our body-worn PC Stick," said David Carroll, ViA founder and chairman. "The PRISM 2.5 radio module receives its power through the USB connection and offers both small size and high-speed performance. We think it's a perfect companion for our PC Stick, providing our customers the freedom of staying connected while roaming."