Controller adds wireless USB to peripheral designs - Embedded.com

Controller adds wireless USB to peripheral designs

San Francisco, Calif.¬óLucidPort Technology has introduced its second wireless USB chip, the L802.

The low cost component in the L800 family, the L802 is a general purpose controller chip based on Certified Wireless USB from the USB-IF. The L802 harnesses WiMedia UWB technology to interoperate with other products based on UWB and Certified Wireless USB at transfer speeds reaching up to 480-Mbits/s. It integrates all the functions required by the Certified Wireless USB protocol, including beaconing, association, and encryption.

Applications include printers, scanners, digital cameras, and other peripherals. The L802 comes in a lead free 108-ball BGA package (11x11mm, 0.8mm pitch).

LucidPort provides a Reference Design Kit (RDK) which includes a PCI adapter board with the L802 and a UWB PHY module. Included sample drivers and peripheral side firmware can be used to configure the L802 as a standard USB-class device, like a hard disk or video camera.

Pricing: In large quantities, approximately $4.50.
Availability: Sampling now, with mass production in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Product brief: click here.

LucidPort Technology, 1-650-968-6800, www.lucidport.com

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