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Host controller touts high performance

Posted: 29 Aug 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:USB host controller  PCIe bus interface  wireless data transmission 


NEC Electronics broadens its suite of wireless USB devices with the newµPD720171 wireless USB host controller. The µPD720171 controller for PCIe bus interfaces, enables high-speed, wireless data transmission between PCs that have MiniCard or Half-Minicard expansion cards and PC peripheral devices such as wireless hubs, printers, external storage equipment and digital cameras. The new host controller also provides laptop computer connectivity through an ExpressCard slot. Providing greater throughput and higher performance than previous host devices, the µPD720171 controller enables consumers to enjoy wireless lifestyles while maintaining wired USB functionality and ease of use, claims NEC.

Certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the µPD720171 controller conforms to the Wireless USB 1.0 specification and also to the Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) specification developed by Intel.

Samples of NEC's µPD720171 wireless USB host controller are available now at Rs.428.58 ($10.00) each (pricing and availability are subject to change).

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