CSR and Silicon Wave Collaborate On Testing Medium-Rate Bluetooth Technology

San Diego, CA, USA and Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) February 25, 2004 –

–Silicon Wave and CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), two of the leading companies in the Bluetooth silicon industry, today announced that they have successfully performed interoperability testing for medium-rate Bluetooth devices using both the 2 Mbps and 3 Mbps modes. On February 3rd in San Francisco, CSR and Silicon Wave concluded a series of collaborative test events, which are believed to be the first of their kind.


These interoperability tests are a major step toward making a commercial reality out of medium-rate Bluetooth – an evolution of the Bluetooth standard which increases Bluetooth data rates by up to 3 times to 3 Mbps. The data rate of the current Bluetooth V1.2 specification is up to 1 Mbps. Silicon Wave and CSR have both been major contributors to the development of the medium-rate specification and these tests highlight the important role both companies are playing in its development.


The tests CSR and Silicon Wave performed covered all aspects of the physical layer through the baseband and link manager functionality and included successful testing of all three data modes (3Mbps, 2Mbps and 1Mbps). Based on this extensive interoperability testing, the companies believe that the medium rate specifications are complete.


About CSR


CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) is a leading provider of single-chip radio devices for Bluetooth wireless communication. CSR offers developed hardware/software packages based around BlueCore, a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller. BlueCore features in 60 percent of all qualified Bluetooth v1.1 enabled products and modules with international names such as Microsoft Corp, Nokia, Dell, Panasonic, Audi, NEC, Toshiba, Samsung and Sony already using BlueCore in their range of Bluetooth products. In June 2003, CSR launched the third generation BlueCore devices with full support for v1.2 of the Bluetooth specification.


CSR is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Richardson, Texas, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan and Aalborg, Denmark. More information can be found at http://www.csr.com and the partner web site http://www.btdesigner.com.


About Silicon Wave


Based in San Diego, California, USA, Silicon Wave is a leading provider of low-power, highly integrated RF communication system components for the global Bluetooth wireless market. Silicon Wave products and services include single-chip radio processors, stand-alone radio modems, baseband processors, software solutions and a baseband IP licensing program. Founded in 1997, the company was the first to deliver a fully qualified single-chip radio modem for Bluetooth communications and first to achieve Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualification for its products. Products are available from RF Micro Devices, Silicon Wave’s global channel partner for its CMOS single-chip radio processors and stand-alone radio modem Bluetooth solutions. Silicon Wave is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The company’s Web site is located at http://www.siliconwave.com.


About RF Micro Devices and Silicon Wave


In May 2003, RF Micro Devices and Silicon Wave entered into a strategic relationship. Within the strategic relationship, Silicon Wave granted manufacturing licenses to RFMD for their single-chip UltimateBlue ICs and stand-alone CMOS Bluetooth radio modem solutions. RFMD is responsible for the supply chain of Silicon Wave’s CMOS Bluetooth solutions and is the exclusive global channel partner for these products. Silicon Wave and RF Micro Devices are both Associate Members of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.


More information about Bluetooth can be found on the SIG web site at http://www.bluetooth.com.




Silicon Wave and the diamond logo design are registered trademarks of Silicon Wave, Inc. The Bluetooth word mark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Silicon Wave, Inc. and CSR is under license. All other product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.



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