CAMPBELL, Calif. -- Zilog Inc. here today announced a family of spread-spectrum wireless voice and data controllers built around a dual-processor core based on its Z87L02 controller.
The Wave chip is a single-chip baseband solution for spread-spectrum wireless applications.
"We specifically designed this family of chips to provide a single-chip DSP solution to engineers creating the latest in voice and data communication," said Dimitri Desmons, director of Zilog's Wireless Business Line. "By providing chip technology that decreases design cost and pushes the design performance envelope, Zilog helps them to provide their customers with the best possible product. With the flash-based version of the Wave chip, customers can introduce complex products to market in record time,"
The Wave chip family is optimized for low-cost, low-speed voice and data transmission in applications such as telemetry, data acquisition, wireless data terminals, point-of-sale and credit-card verification systems, wireless local loop, monitoring, and cordless remote-control applications. Easily switchable between 32 kilobits per second in half- or full-duplex communication, the family supports adaptive frequency hopping at rates up to 250 hops per second. The chip also supports a range of frequencies, including the 902-MHz, 2.4-GHz and 5.8-GHz ISM bands.
The Wave chip family of wireless spread-spectrum voice and data controllers is priced from $5.95 in quantities of 50,000 units.