TOKYO -- Motorola Inc. and Nintendo Co. Ltd. today (Sept. 26, 2003) announced plans to co-develop chip products for wireless-enabled portable game machines.
Under the initial plan, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS) will develop and supply a chip set that supports a wireless adapter accessory for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP game machines. The wireless adapter with the new Game Boy Advance software, "Pokemon FireRed" and "Pokemon LeafGreen," will be launched in Japan during the first half of 2004.
Motorola's 2.4-GHz radio frequency (RF) chip set allows up to five people to play each other on a wireless network. The Motorola chip set contains a 32-bit RISC architecture baseband processor and an RF transceiver, based on the 2.4-GHz Industrial, Scientific and Medical Band (ISMB) spectrum.
This chip set is based on a time-division multiple access (TDMA) communication protocol. It features radio signal interference prevention and low power consumption, said Satoru Okada, general manager, research and engineering department of Japan's Nintendo. "This is one of the most important solutions for portable gaming," he said in a statement.
"I am confident this will significantly improve the game-playing experience and as a result, attract many veteran and
novice game enthusiasts to Nintendo's offerings," said Scott Anderson, president and chief executive of Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector, in a statement.