Mobilian, Smart Team On Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Cards

By Wi-Fi Planet Staff

April 09, 2003

Wireless chipset maker Mobilian has partnered with Smart Modular Technologies to create combination Bluetooth and Wi-Fi CardBus and mini-PCI modules for the embedded market.

Wireless chipset maker Mobilian has partnered with Smart Modular Technologies to create combination Bluetooth and Wi-Fi CardBus and mini-PCI modules for the embedded market.

The companies said that the cards, which will contain Mobilian's TrueRadio combination 802.11b plus Bluetooth chipsets, will be targeted at PCs, handhelds, converged devices, broadband modems, information appliances and other platforms that might benefit from both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Hillsboro, Ore.-based Mobilian's TrueRadio two-chip set includes an integrated baseband/MAC for both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and an analog chip with dual radio for up-down conversion. The new cards will use Mobilian's Sim-Op technology, which allows dual radios to operate simultaneously without interference.

The cards are expected to ship in the third quarter. Smart Modular, which is owned by electronic manufacturing services provider Solectron, said it will show samples of the cards at the Bluetooth World Congress in June.



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