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Ozmo, Avago co-develop Wi-Fi PAN optical mouse ref design

Posted: 21 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wi-Fi PAN? reference design? optical mouse? wireless market?

Ozmo Devices and Avago Technologies have partnered to develop a complete optical mouse design kit leveraging Ozmo's Wi-Fi personal area network (PAN) solution.

Ozmo's Wi-Fi PAN solution enables connectivity between peripherals such as mice and headsets and Wi-Fi-enabled platforms.

The reference design mouse utilizes Ozmo's OZMO1000 and Avago's ADNB-3532 low-power sensor bundle as the navigation engine. It is based on Avago's small form factor packaging with an integrated LED for illumination. The bundle consists of a chip-on-board ADNS-3530 navigation sensor and a SFF lens ADNS-3150-001. The total height of the package is less than 3mm.

"Wi-Fi PAN is rapidly emerging as the technology of choice for peripheral product connectivity. Our Wi-Fi PAN solution leverages the Wi-Fi capability already present in many platforms, eliminating the need for an additional radio or a dongle. Through this collaboration, Ozmo Devices and Avago Technologies make possible the rapid development of Wi-Fi PAN based mouse products," said Dave Timm, president and CEO of Ozmo.

"By partnering with Ozmo Devices to create products that support Wi-Fi PAN technology, we will be offering our customers the next evolution in peripheral technology," said Khin Mien Chong, general manager, navigation interface division, Avago. "This new jointly developed reference design kit from Avago and Ozmo will enable mouse manufacturers to quickly design power efficient, feature-rich input devices that offer best in class tracking."

"The availability of Wi-Fi PAN solutions for the short range wireless market couldn't have come at a better time. Consumers are looking for more technologies that are standards based to enable their peripherals," said Van Baker, research VP, Gartner. "The Wi-Fi PAN market is slated to grow rapidly in the coming years. Peripheral manufacturers that leverage the Wi-Fi PAN solution have an opportunity to grow market share and delight customers with better products."

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