Dual-band RF-CMOS transceiver core adds UWB to handsets - Embedded.com

Dual-band RF-CMOS transceiver core adds UWB to handsets

Infineon Technologies announced the successful tape-out of a dual-band UWB (Ultra Wideband) RF transceiver core. Based on the company's low-power CMOS process, this part paves the way for fully integrated high-speed communications system-on-chip (SoC) solutions optimized for mobile devices.

The dual-band UWB RF-CMOS transceiver core supports both the 3- to 5-GHz frequency band and the above 6-GHz band up to 9 GHz, as defined in the WiMedia band plan. It's suited for both Certified WirelessUSB and Bluetooth-over-WiMedia UWB systems, and will be a key component for UWB system makers to enable such applications as wireless video streaming, picture download and file transfer at speeds up to 480 Mbits/s.

Infineon plans to have a single-chip CMOS UWB device, including MAC, PHY and RF transceiver, based on WiMedia UWB specifications, ready by mid-2007.

Further information is available at www.infineon.com.

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