NEC expands Wireless USB portfolio -

NEC expands Wireless USB portfolio

Santa Clara, Calif.—NEC Electronics has expanded its suite of Wireless USB devices with the introduction of the uPD720171 Wireless USB host controller.

Building on the company's first host controller (part number uPD720170), the uPD720171 controller for PCI Express bus interfaces, enables high-speed, wireless data transmission between PCs that have MiniCard or Half-Minicard expansion cards and PC peripheral devices such as wireless hubs, printers, external storage equipment and digital cameras.

The new host controller also provides laptop computer connectivity through an ExpressCard slot. Providing greater throughput and higher performance than previous host devices, the uPD720171 controller enables consumers to enjoy wireless lifestyles while maintaining wired USB functionality and ease of use.

Certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the uPD720171 controller conforms to the Wireless USB 1.0 specification and also to the Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) specification developed by Intel with support from Microsoft, NEC Corporation, Philips, Texas Instruments and other experts in Wireless USB technology.

Pricing: $10 each (pricing and availability are subject to change).
Availability: Samples are available now.
Datasheet: Click here.

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