Dongle Set delivers wireless connectivity to USB devices.

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Wireless USB host and device dongle set includes host dongle, device dongle with power supply, software drivers, management application, and documentation. Based on WSR601 CMOS single-die chip, reference design incorporates UltraSpeed(TM) technology, which uses several acceleration schemes to optimize data processing, and enables throughput in range of 70-100 Mbps when connected to Host Wire Adapter and up to 200 Mbps when connected to Wireless USB native host.



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Wisair's Dongle Set Doubles the Speed and Halves the Price of Wireless USB



Based on CMOS single chip, Host/Device dongle set provides a compelling Wireless USB upgrade kit for wired USB Devices

CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 4 / / -- Wisair, a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, today announced a new Wireless USB host and device dongle set that delivers high-speed wireless connectivity to a range of USB devices such as printers, hubs, or external hard disk drives (HDD). Offering superior performance, lower cost, and improved ease of use compared to existing Wireless USB alternatives in the market today, the dongles enable OEMs to provide a compelling Wireless USB upgrade kit to end users.

To accelerate OEMs and ODMs time to market, the dongle reference design will be delivered as a production-ready solution, pre certified by WiMedia, USB-IF, FCC, and TELEC. Manufactured by leading ODMs, the reference design consists of a complete end-user package that includes a host dongle, a device dongle with power supply, software drivers, management application, and documentation.

Based on Wisair's WSR601 CMOS single-die chip, the dongle set reference design incorporates Wisair's UltraSpeed(TM) technology, which enhances Wireless USB throughput, while remaining fully compliant to Certified Wireless USB. UltraSpeed(TM) uses several acceleration schemes to optimize data processing and enables throughput in the range of 70-100 Mbps when connected to a Host Wire Adapter, and up to 200 Mbps when connected to a Wireless USB native host. Additionally, the dongle set provides a user-friendly Wireless USB association, eliminating the need for cables for initial association (pairing).

"Wisair remains fully committed to enabling the Wireless USB market by providing customers -- whether OEMs or retailer outlets -- with the functionality and price points required to meet end user demand," said David Yaish, CEO at Wisair. "The new Wisair Wireless USB dongle set, with its extremely competitive price/performance combination, offers half the price and double the throughput compared to other solutions. It also offers OEMs a quick time to market, eliminating the need to submit their products for certification."

Wisair's new Wireless USB dongle reference design builds on its existing WSR601 chip portfolio of solutions. Other offerings include a Host Wired Adopter (HWA) PCI-e Mini and Half Mini card reference designs for notebook PCs, and native Wireless USB device modules for devices. The company also offers a complete development platform amongst other capabilities.

The new dongle set design is already in production by several tier-1 ODMs and will be demonstrated at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 7-10 in the WiMedia TechZone (LVCC South Hall 3, #31642), the USB-IF TechZone (South Hall 4, #35625) and meeting room (South Hall 4, room #35376). Evaluation kits have been distributed to select customers since early December.

About Wisair

Wisair is a fabless semiconductor company providing Ultra Wideband (UWB) chipset solutions, based on Certified Wireless USB, for personal computing, consumer electronics and mobile devices. Adopted by leading brands around the world, Wisair's host and device solutions are recognized for their superior coverage, range and throughput. For more information, visit http://www.wisair.com/.

Wisair is a registered trademark of Wisair. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Wisair

CONTACT: Serdar Yurdakul of Wisair, +1-408-370-3727, serdar@wisair.com

Web site: http://www.wisair.com/

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