Realtek's RTU7105 and Intel's UWB Link 3480 on display
Realtek and Intel will be teaming up next week as they plan to provide the "industry's first public demonstration of interoperability involving single-chip worldwide-compatible solutions" by combining the Realtek RTU7105 Wireless USB Device and the Intel Wireless UWB Link 3480 Wireless USB Host.
The demonstration will highlight interoperability in multiple WiMedia band groups that have received global regulatory approval, and will showcase several new WiMedia-based features that add flexibility to the spectrum use. Doesn't sound too exciting we know but Realtek do boast the following engineering firsts:
- First public demonstration of Wireless USB interoperability involving single-chip solutions for both host and device
- First interoperability demonstration involving dual-band operation, with support for WiMedia Band Groups 1 & 3, including multiple bands, WiMedia band 3 (4.224~4.752GHz) and band 9 (7.392~7.920GHz), that meet existing worldwide regulatory requirements
- First interoperability demonstration of WiMedia-based modes from the WiMedia PHY 1.1 Spectrum Extensions Release, designed to enhance flexibility of spectrum use
Senior vice president of Realtek, Ran Yan says “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with Intel in this demonstration. We anticipate that the debut of Intel’s single-chip Wireless USB Host solution will be seen as the signal that the market for this technology is about to take off. Realtek is ready to bring an optimised and ultra-compact device solution into all Wireless USB peripherals.”
Wireless USB is sure to follow on the huge success of USB and we expect this demonstration to be the first of many.
Official press release: Realtek and Intel(R) to Demonstrate Interoperable Wireless USB Single-Chip Solutions at CES 2008