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wireless USB

The wireless version of the universal serial bus (USB). Using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, wireless USB is used to transmit the content of a laptop screen to a TV set or to a USB device that is within line of sight. Up to two meters (6.6 ft.), wireless USB provides the same data rate as USB 2.0 (480 Mbps). Within 10 meters (33 ft.), it reduces to 110 Mbps.

More Than Enough Connections
Wireless USB (WUSB) uses a hub and spoke architecture that provides up to 127 point-to-point connections. In 2004, the wireless USB Promoter Group was initiated at the Intel Developer Forum, which included HP, Microsoft and others. See USB, WHDI, WiGig and WirelessHD.

The First Wireless USB Hub
Introduced in 2006, the Belkin transceiver plugs into a USB port on a laptop, while the hub is cabled to four external USB devices, such as a hard disk, keyboard or printer. (Image courtesy of Belkin Corporation, www.belkin.com)

Stream to the TV
Warpia's StreamHD transmits screen output to a receiver that plugs into the HDMI port of a TV. Everything on the laptop screen appears on the larger display. (Image courtesy of Warpia, Inc., www.warpia.com)
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Single-chip based UWB and Wireless USB solutions provider Wisair announced on Monday the availability of its Wireless USB DisplayDock Set solution for Mac OS.
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Wireless USB builds on the proven USB ecosystem, now with over two billion wired ports, by adding the convenience and ease-of-use of wireless operation based on innovative ultra-wideband technology.
For manufacturers who want to get their products to market quickly with the lowest end-product cost, Wireless USB component developers are addressing a number of design issues, including application-specific designs, power consumption, software integration, chip interface options and component-level certification.
With the WSR601, we are responding to the market's demand to lower the cost of both host and device Wireless USB solutions, yet without compromising performance," said David Yaish, CEO at Wisair.
Wireless USB boasts speeds of 480Mbits/sec at three metres and 110Mbits/sec at 10 metres and can connect up to 127 devices.
Alereon is proud to team with Synopsys to offer a silicon solution that allows device manufacturers to add Wireless USB capability to their products -- giving consumers the increased mobility and ease-of-use they desire," said Eric Broockman, chief executive officer of Alereon.
Designed to enable sub-$10 cost per node, small form factor, low and efficient power consumption, and 480Mbps Wireless USB connectivity, the Staccato Ripcord products are fully integrated solutions for Wireless USB applications that integrate the radio frequency transceiver, baseband, MAC (media access controller), processor, memory, and I/O functionality.
A number of important strategic developments and product launches have taken place in the wireless USB devices market in recent years, such as Belkin receiving European approval for its WUSB hub; Pioneer's decision to use iCON's USB modem for its in-car navigation system technologies, and CYP's wireless USB to HDMI converter.
Atlona Technologies, a manufacturer of connectivity solution-based audio video products, and Wisair, a provider of single-chip based Wireless USB solutions, announced on Monday (20 April) the availability of a Wireless USB Display Adapter Set that wirelessly transfers PC content to TVs, monitors and projectors.
Worldwide Computer Products News-21 April 2009-Atlona and Wisair announce launch of Wireless USB Display Adapter Set(C)1995-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
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