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Cypress, Unigen unroll WirelessUSB modules

Posted: 02 Nov 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Cypress? Unigen? WirelessUSB? LETO? wireless module?

Cypress and Unigen have teamed up on a family of wireless modules

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Unigen Corp. recently announced a family of wireless modules based on Cypress's 2.4GHz WirelessUSB LP radio SoC. Unigen's LETO family offers one of the smallest module footprint in the industry at 25-by-16.5-by-4.4mm. These modules are agency pre-certified to speed time-to-market and help eliminate the need for costly RF design resources.

"The new LETO Series Modules are designed to fulfill an increasing range of applications precipitated by an unprecedented growth of the WirelessUSB LP technology," said Mark Morrissey, director of business development for Unigen.

Members of the LETO family of wireless module solutions include:

  • LETO-M - Designed specifically with size and performance in mind, its 0.98-by-0.65-by-0.175-inch footprint makes it suitable for space-limited applications. It requires 21mA operating current, thus surpassing all WirelessUSB modules available. The LETO-M features DSSS data rates up to 250kbps with GFSK modulation when power consumption is critical.

  • LETO-MBP - This reference design with Cypress comes complete with a development kit to provide a quick path from design to implementation. The LETO-MBP has the ability to operate without its USB power source, powering the MCU via an external battery cell.

  • LETO-USB - Designed for HID USB applications, the LETO-USB is optionally available with a PA (LETO-USB-PA) that increases the transmission range of a USB wireless dongle to greater than 305m. LETO-USB is available with an optional plastic package and comes with complete product certification.

"In addition to the LETO modules we currently have available, we will soon be releasing the LETO-LPA, which pushes the technology envelope in WirelessUSB to a new level with the ability to transmit data up to 1,000m with FSK bit error rates," said Morrissey. "We have also scheduled the release of LETO-WHP, specifically designed for the smart appliance market."

All LETO wireless modules are currently available, with pricing starting at $5.50 per unit in 1,000-unit quantities for the LETO-M.




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