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WiMedia Alliance completes fourth PHY interoperability testing

Posted: 25 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:WiMedia Alliance? PHY? Alereon? Realtek Semiconductor? Staccato?

The WiMedia Alliance announced that it has completed its fourth PHY interoperability testing, which signals the Alliance's progress in completing its PHY Test Specification which readies products for the next stage of testing of WiMedia's certified common radio platform. Completion of this testing will enable products based on Certified Wireless USB, from the USB-IF, to enter the consumer market in 2006.

Six of WiMedia's PHY vendorsAlereon, Realtek Semiconductor, Staccato Communications, Tzero Technologies, WiQuest Communications and Wisairtested their silicon products based on the WiMedia Alliance's PHY specification using UWB RF test equipment.

"The momentum behind the interoperability testing process continues to build," says Brad Hosler, chairman of the WiMedia Alliance Certification and Interoperability Committee, in a statement. "This latest event helped refine our PHY test processes and tools, which brings us another step closer to the introduction of WiMedia Certified products."

- EE Times

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