LONDON -- Artimi Inc. is using this week’s Intel Development Forum for the first demonstration of its WiMedia Wireless USB Media Access Controller (MAC).
The RTMI-150 system-on-a-chip enables bulk data transfer and synchronization between end user devices and a PC server.
The demonstration in San Francisco focuses on Artimi's MAC, which works with certified WiMedia physical layer (PHY) solutions. Artimi (Cambridge, England) has already completed preliminary interoperability testing with Intel's Peripheral Development Kit based on the Certified Wireless USB specification using Intel's emulated PHY and several third party WiMedia PHYs.
The low power consumption RTMI-150 provides support for data transfer at speeds of up to 480Mbit/s between devices such as camcorders, MP3 players and mobile phones and PCs. The company says the data rate is scalable to higher rates as the WiMedia standards evolve.
The device supports operation in both low band (3-5GHz) and high band (6-9GHz) frequencies, making it suitable for use in Certified Wireless USB and next generation high speed Bluetooth over Ultra Wideband (UWB) products throughout the world.
Colin Macnab, Artimi's Chief Executive Officer, comments: "We have already demonstrated our MAC solution to several potential customers and technology partners around the world, and we are very pleased to be able to showcase its performance in a more public arena.”