Jungo and Wisair Announce End-to-End Wireless USB Solution for Linux-Based and Embedded Platforms Used in Set-Top Boxes, TVs, DVRs, Smart PhonesMonday, January 5th, 2009
SAN JOSE & CAMPBELL, Calif. — Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — Jungo, an NDS Group (NASDAQ: NNDS) company and a leading provider of connectivity software solutions, and Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based Wireless USB solutions, today announced the availability of an end-to-end Wireless USB solution for Linux-based and embedded operating systems used in CE devices. By combining Jungo’s USBware™ protocol software stack with Wisair’s single chip based Wireless USB reference designs, the new offering enables OEMs to embed Wireless USB into non-Windows™ CE devices such as set-top boxes, TV sets, smart phones and DVRs. This means more options for consumers to connect external devices, including storage units, with a higher throughput delivered.
Jungo’s USBware™ offers a complete, high quality embedded Wireless USB software protocol stack with a small footprint that allows CE device OEMs to easily incorporate standard USB connectivity into their designs. USBware™ is already deployed by several Tier 1 hardware OEMs in the market and enables complete compatibility with legacy wired USB products.
Wisair’s WSR601 single chip CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) enables Wireless USB connectivity with the best combination of performance, power consumption and cost. The chip, already in mass production, is incorporated in a variety of reference designs, such as the Wireless USB Adapter Set, which is offered by Cables Unlimited in the US and Olidata in Europe. The USB Adapter Set is available from leading retail channels including Amazon.com, Buy.com, TigerDirect.com, Staples.com, ebay.com, RitzCamera.com, WolfCamera.com, Fry’s Electronics and CompUSA.
“This combined solution will allow consumer device OEMs to implement Wireless USB functionality quickly and easily,” said Ophir Hebst, Jungo’s VP & GM Connectivity Software.
David Yaish, Wisair President and CEO, noted, “The versatility of Jungo’s software stack and the wide variety of supported operating systems, together with Wisair’s high performance single chip, enables Wireless USB connectivity to a whole new range of consumer devices and allows us to extend our offering to non-Windows based platforms.”
Jeff Ravencraft, President and Chairman of the USB Implementers Forum, said, “The cooperation of vendors from different specialties within the Wireless USB ecosystem represents a meaningful benefit to the USB community. This collaboration showcases the benefits of a standards based solution such as Wireless USB.”
The combined offering will be demonstrated at International CES 2009 (Las Vegas, January 8-11, 2009) in Wisair’s meeting room (LVCC, South Hall 4, #35162MP). Please contact CES09@wisair.com to schedule a meeting. Also, visit Jungo at the CES USB TechZone, located in LVCC, South hall 3 (upper level) booth number: 30368.