Samsung introduces Wireless USB system-on-chip

Samsung has introduced a wireless USB (W-USB) system-on-chip (SoC) designed for the upcoming ultra-wideband (UWB) market.

The chip combines the convenience of wireless connectivity, the security level of wired USB, and the high speed performance of UWB to instantly transfer mass storage data between electronic devices. For example, the W-USB SoC can download a 700MB movie in approximately one minute.

Using advanced CMOS process technology and 3.1 to 10.6GHz-band UWB technology, the W-USB SoC is a single-chip solution which features a built-in ARM core, a UWB physical layer, and a memory controller. It also provides an SD card, an MMC, a NAND Flash memory, and a high-speed USB 2.0 OTG (on-the-go) interface without additional logic circuitry.

The SoC maintains a low power consumption of <300mW. Samsung said the chip is expected to be applied to digital cameras and mobile phones and gradually expand to other peripheral electronic devices such as wireless printers, beam projectors, wireless hard disks, wireless displays, and wireless speakers. The W-USB SoC is currently sampling and will be in mass production starting in Q2 2009.

Source: Tech On.

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