Integrated Radio-on-a-Chip operates in 57-64 GHz band.

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Supplied in 10 mm BGA package, tiny radio modules combine 60 GHz transmitters and receivers with integrated antennas. Development system includes 60 GHz transmitter board and 60 GHz receiver board, each with USB controller. To facilitate setup and operation, embedded control firmware and GUI interface are included. Solutions enable commercial, government, and academic institutions to utilize unlicensed 57-64 GHz band for application development.



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Vubiq Announces Availability of World's First 60 GHz Integrated Radio on a Chip - Smaller Than a Dime



Integrated solution will accelerate progress in Wireless HD Video, Wireless Gigabit LANs, and WPANs

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 19 -- Vubiq, Inc. today announced the availability of its 60 GHz integrated radio solution, enabling commercial, government, and academic institutions to utilize the unlicensed 57-64 GHz band for application development. Vubiq's tiny radio modules (patent pending), packaged in a 10mm BGA, combine 60 GHz transmitters and receivers with integrated antennas, and are available in a cost-effective development system. "We have created the world's first commercially available millimeter wave integrated radios and development system, which will open the floodgates for worldwide development of the next generation of extremely high speed wireless products, including wireless uncompressed high definition video, wireless local area and personal area networks, instantaneous file transfer, low cost radar, and many others," stated Adam Button, Vubiq's CEO. "Just as we saw an incredible maturation of applications in the microwave (1 to 10 GHz) spectrum in the last decade, we will experience a similar explosion of millimeter wave (10 to 100 GHz) development in the next, and Vubiq will play a strong leadership role in that growth." The 60 GHz band, allocated for unlicensed use worldwide, allows for universal solutions.

"Utilizing Vubiq's millimeter wave expertise, we have built low cost integrated radios that will enable high volume production," stated Mike Pettus, Vubiq's CTO. "High speed baseband signals are interconnected directly to the radios, allowing up to 1 GHz modulation bandwidth at 60 GHz."

Vubiq's development system includes a 60 GHz transmitter board and 60 GHz receiver board, each with a USB controller. Embedded control firmware and a simple GUI interface are included, easing setup and operation. Developers can now focus on specific applications, unencumbered by hardware limitations.

Vubiq is now accepting orders. The basic development system will cost US$12,500 -- additional transmitter and receiver boards and BGAs will also be available for purchase. To place an order or receive additional information, please visit http://www.vubiq.com/.

About Vubiq

Located in Southern California, Vubiq is developing practical, cost-effective millimeter wave solutions for communications and radar applications. Combining expertise in wireless systems, digital signal processing, packaging and antenna design, and design for manufacturing, Vubiq is firmly establishing its leadership position in millimeter wave development. Vubiq is a privately-held corporation backed by funding from a Fortune 20 company.

CONTACT: Vubiq, Inc., +1-949-226-8405, fax, +1-815-572-0386, adam@vubiq.com

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