WiQuest Communications' has updated its Wireless USB reference designs with Windows Vista drivers. Included are the wireless USB Adapter, 4-port Hub, PCIe Mini Card and PCIe Half Mini Card.
The drivers are based on Certified Wireless USB from the USB-IF, and have been tested to work with Windows Vista Operating System Release Candidate 1 (RC1).
WiQuest claims to be the first vendor to offer support for Microsoft's latest OS. The drivers allow users to manage device discovery, association, security and connection. They conform to the Certified Wireless USB Association Models specification and includes drivers and firmware for host and device.
The reference designs are built around the WiQuest WQST110/101 chipset. The WQST110 includes a WiMedia-based UWB media access controller (MAC), physical layer (PHY) baseband processor and integrated USB 2.0 high-speed transceiver, thereby making the solution cost-effective, compact and efficient. The WQST101 is a direct conversion UWB RF transceiver.
WiQuest's WQST100EVK Evaluation Kit, wireless USB Adapter, 4-port Hub, and PCIe Mini Card and PCIe Half Mini Card reference designs are available to manufacturers. Products based upon Windows Vista drivers will be shipping to consumers in early 2007.
All of the reference designs are based on the Certified Wireless USB technology from the USB Implementers Forum. More information is available at www.wiquest.com.