AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 12, 2007— Alereon, Inc., the ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, today announced the availability of the AL4512 4-port Wireless USB Device Wire Adapter (DWA) Hub Reference Design.
The AL4512 Hub Reference Design, based on NEC Electronics
uPD720180 Wireless USB DWA and Alereon's AL4000 WiMedia Physical Layer
(PHY), provides four high speed USB connections for use with any
existing USB peripheral, and is compatible with any Certified Wireless
USB PC or host adapter.
"We are pleased to work with NEC Electronics to develop a series
of reference designs based on our production qualified PHY," said Eric
Broockman, CEO of Alereon. "We are committed to delivering quality and
excellent solutions while addressing real needs in the marketplace. We
have extremely aggressive goals for the mobile device market in 2007,
and working with global leaders, like NEC, is an important part of
Alereon's strategy in the Wireless USB space."
Intended to connect with a Wireless USB host, the AL4512 Hub
Reference Design features a compact design with a USB2.0 compliant
interface and offers all the tools, software and documentation
required to build a DWA. The DWA can connect to Wireless USB hosts at
speeds up to 480Mbps and is ideal for OEM/ODM companies that want to
take a product to market quickly and reliably.
"The small size and high performance of this hub shows the true
value of Wireless USB technology for moving data and media quickly and
efficiently between a host PC and peripheral devices," said Katsuhiko
Nakazawa, Assistant General Manager of PC Peripheral Systems Division
of NEC Electronics.
Other host adapter solutions using Alereon's PHY chipset,
including SDIO, ExpressCard, USB and Cardbus, are available from a
number of suppliers, including the AL4502 Cardbus Wireless USB based
on the NEC Electronics uPD720170 Wireless USB host controller.
Additional information about the AL4512 4-port Wireless USB DWA
Hub Reference Design can be found on Alereon's Web site at:
About Alereon, Inc.
Alereon, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company using
revolutionary ultrawideband (UWB) radio technology to develop
high-bandwidth, low-power, low-cost Wireless USB and WiMedia UWB
chipsets that are ideal for today's portable products, like digital
cameras, mp3 players and cell phones. Our mission is to replace the
complex tangle of wires that interconnect today's electronic devices
with wireless links. For more information, visit
About NEC Electronics
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in
semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for
the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system
solutions for the mobile handset, PC peripheral, automotive and
digital consumer markets, and multi-market solutions for a wide range
of customer applications. NEC Electronics Corporation has 25
subsidiaries worldwide including NEC Electronics America, Inc. and NEC
Electronics (Europe) GmbH. For additional information about NEC
Electronics worldwide, visit www.necel.com.