LONDON Ultrawideband chip specialist Artimi Inc. has completed preliminary interoperability testing of its WiMedia MAC with Intel’s Peripheral Development Kit for Certified Wireless USB applications.
The Intel PDK is fast becoming the benchmarking tool in interoperability testing within the Certified Wireless USB community.
The Cambridge, England headquartered company also said Monday (March 13) that its RTMI-150 MAC has successfully transmitted and received UWB signals with the Intel PDK through several WiMedia PHYs during interoperability testing at the Intel labs.
“This is a significant achievement in Artimi’s development of high-speed products based on Certified Wireless USB and WiMedia UWB,” stated Colin Macnab, CEO of Artimi. “The successful transmission of the full 480 Mbit/s data rate capability of the RTMI-150 MAC with Intel’s PDK via a third party PHY further validates Artimi’s technical excellence and confirms Artimi as a leading player in this space.”
The interoperability testing consisted of the RTMI-150 MAC interacting with the Intel PDK using the range of WiMedia specification rates and data types, with the Artimi MAC acting as a device controller based on Certified Wireless USB.
The Artimi WiMedia-based devices incorporate radio, baseband, MAC, IO and software. The 150, the next product in Artimi’s line-up of WiMedia chips targeting handheld devices, is optimized for lowest power and operates over the low bands, which include the first three sub-bands of the current WiMedia band plan, as well as the high bands.
Artimi says the part is software upgradeable to support future versions of the WiMedia PHY specification.