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Host controller broadens NEC's wireless USB portfolio

Posted: 29 Aug 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:controller host? wireless USB? PCIe?

NEC Electronics today expanded its suite of wireless USB devices with the introduction of the ?PD720171 wireless USB host controller. Building on the company's first host controller (part number ?PD720170), the new ?PD720171 controller for PCIe bus interfaces, enables high-speed, wireless data transmission between PCs that have MiniCard or Half-Minicard expansion cards and PC peripheral devices such as wireless hubs, printers, external storage equipment and digital cameras. The new host controller also provides laptop computer connectivity through an ExpressCard slot. Providing greater throughput and higher performance than previous host devices, the ?PD720171 controller enables consumers to enjoy wireless lifestyles while maintaining wired USB functionality and ease of use, claims NEC.

Certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the ?PD720171 controller conforms to the Wireless USB 1.0 specification and also to the Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) specification developed by Intel.

Samples of NEC's ?PD720171 wireless USB host controller are available now at $10.00 each (pricing and availability are subject to change).

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