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Single chip houses cornucopia of wireless tech

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless? BlueCore? Bluetooth? GPS?

The seventh generation BlueCore silicon from CSR is here.

According to CSR, BlueCore7 is the world's first device integrating Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, Bluetooth low energy, eGPS (enhanced Global Positioning System), and FM transmit and receive technologies on a single chip. The company stressed that the BlueCore7 significantly reduces the power, size, cost and complexity of adding multiple radios into a mobile phone and demonstrates the company's continued expertise in embedded wireless technologies.

CSR has integrated Bluetooth low energy, eGPS and FM Tx and Rx technologies into BlueCore7 alongside an enhanced Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR radio which delivers +10dBm Tx and -91dBm Rx. These enhancements, says CSR, help BlueCore7 to extend the overall range and across-body performance to provide better audio quality. BlueCore7 includes CSR's proprietary AuriStream voice codec.

Comments Matthew Phillips, senior VP of CSR's mobile handset connectivity strategic business unit, "BlueCore7 is a truly intelligent new architecture that integrates more wireless technologies on a single chip than any other product on the market. Building upon our strengths in Bluetooth and our expertise in embedded wireless technologies, BlueCore7 delivers a robust and comprehensive solution that boasts the industry's leading power and performance figures."

BlueCore7 is available in QFN and WLCSP packaging and will be in volume production from Q4.

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