Nanoradio has announced that it is to supply the NRX700/2 WiFi chipset to Sharp for WLAN modules to the wireless mobile industry in Japan and Asia. The two companies are already in mass production phase for an integrated low power Wi-Fi System in Package (SiP) solution. Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) using dual mode cellular/Wi-Fi handsets is set to be a rapidly developing market in Japan and low power Wi-Fi modules with high data throughput is a critical enabling technology for this application.
The partnership takes advantage of combining Sharps' expertise in providing module solutions to the wireless market and Nanoradio's background as a fabless semiconductor company specialised in complete solutions, chipsets and system software, for Wi-Fi applications. Nanoradio's NRX700/2 — "Always On WiFi"(TM) — is a highly integrated WLAN 802.11b/g chipset with a tiny foot-print and embedded firmware and drivers.
The NRX700/2 Wi-Fi chipset offers fully tested 802.11b/g functionality, fully WiFi certified, featuring ultra-low power consumption (doubling of the standby time compared to other standard dual Wi-Fi/cellular phone offerings), on-chip power management, Bluetooth co-existence, FMCA/UMA compliance and support for both hosted and embedded solutions. The power amplifier (PA) and cellular RF filter are both built in. Another major advantage is an optimised algorithm for data, voice and Hi-Fi stereo audio.
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