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Flextronics Bluetooth chip allows portable printing

Posted: 13 Aug 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:flextronics? bluetooth? desktop computer? wireless system?

Flextronics Wireless Solutions recently announced a Bluetooth chip that is capable of "wireless printing" from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as notebooks, desktop computers, PDAs, and digital still cameras to an off-the-shelf USB Inkjet or laser-Jet printer.

The BIC2102 is designed with a USB host controller, an ARC3 CPU, 144KB of internal RAM, and runs embedded SPP and HCRP Profiles. The company provides a complete Bluetooth solution for peripheral devices such as printers, without the need to add external USB hosts, CPUs, RAMs, and cable replacement applications, helping to minimize costs. For customized solutions, Flextronics provides an HCI-API Interface layer that enables smooth integration and flexibility with that of the customers' requirements.

"As Bluetooth for desktops and laptops gets prevalent in the form of USB device dongle and PCMCIA cards, the obvious usage mode of printing without the cumbersome and costly USB cable is very compelling," said Yaron Moradi, VP Sales and Marketing at Flextronics Wireless Solutions. "We are proud of our position in the Bluetooth industry by introducing the first USB Bluetooth Printer Cable Replacement solution."

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