STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 16 - Nanoradio's low power WiFi chipset has been selected for the WiFi-based iRiver W10 GPS portable media player by Korean manufacturer, ReignCom. The chipset's low power and small size were critical selection criteria. Reigncom has plans for a range of products based on the W10 platform and will be launching more models later this year and in 2008.
The iRiver W10 made an impact at 2007 CES through some innovative features. It is only14 mm thick and comes loaded with full-function multimedia capabilities.
In addition to playing music, games and movies it can navigate and retrieve information about what's in the local area. The device comes pre-loaded with a mobile search guide that helps the users to locate and navigate to local services such as banks, restaurants and shops. The iRiver W10 is also pre-loaded with Navteq maps, including points of interest. Rather than using standard GPS, it will determine the user's location by checking which WiFi spots are detected in the area. The media player will be launched to consumers in the US during the third quarter of this year and then to operators in Europe and Korea.
The Nanoradio WiFi chipset offers fully tested 802.11b,g functionality, enabling wireless speeds up to 54Mbps, and featuring ultra-low power consumption in all modes (0.3mW in WLAN standby mode). The power amplifier
(PA) and cellular RF filter are integrated, and no external components are required, resulting in a cost-effective chipset solution. Another benefit is on-chip support for HiFi stereo audio. The chipset is designed to meet the requirements from the Fix-Mobile Convergence Alliance of leading global Operators.
"Nanoradio has been selected as our WiFi chipset provider because the product matches our demanding requirements for extremely low power consumption. Furthermore, we value the SW integration capability of Nanoradio and the company demonstrates a professional serious approach in doing business in Korea. Power-efficient WiFi connectivity is a strategic imperative for ReignCom in order to enhance and improve the end-user experience of our products," says Justin Hwang, CTO, ReignCom.
"We are proud to be selected as the WiFi chipset provider for ReignCom's iRiver W10's portable media player. We provide an easy integration path for companies that want to merge to a higher bandwidth and lower power consumption technology," says Mr Bergsten, CEO Nanoradio AB.
iRiver is the global brand for Digital Entertainment enthusiasts. iRiver has become known for its foresight and strategic approach to be always the first market player to implement innovative technology and new standards in mass production products. iRiver was founded in 2000, is headquartered in Seoul, Korea and is a fully owned subsidiary of Korean ReignCom Ltd.
Consumers can access and experience audio, video , education programming and download iRiver's consumer software at www.iriver.com
Nanoradio AB was founded in March 2004 and is a new Swedish semiconductor supplier targeting the Cellular handset- and consumer electronics market. The company is a "fabless" company providing wireless solutions that is, all manufacturing is outsourced. NANORADIO has developed a state of the art technology for integrated circuits with focus on the critical success factors for handheld products, namely, current consumption, physical size and total cost for customer. NANORADIO has a team of 70 people with extensive experience from the cellular and wireless industry as well as semiconductor industry and start-ups. Nanoradio has a global sales and support structure since 2005 with offices in Korea, USA and Japan. Nanoradios unique low power WLAN chipset makes high speed wireless access possible in portable electronics.
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