Ultra Wideband (UWB) Peripherals.
Alereon, Inc., the Certified Wireless USB technology leader for Worldwide Ultra Wideband (UWB) WiMedia solutions, today announced the first demonstration of an Apple iPhone/iPod peripheral reference design based on the new worldwide, low power 90nm-LP AL5301 chip built at Samsung's 12inch wafer fabrication facility in Korea.
The demonstration consists of a small wireless USB peripheral connected to a typical iPhone or iPod's edge connector. The adapter enables any iPhone or iPod to both provide extra battery power/charging as well as synchronize wirelessly to iTunes whether on a Windows or MAC OS machine. Future enhancements will enable connectivity to HDTVs for displaying photos or videos.
"The success of the Apple iPhone and iPod motivated us to apply the simplicity of our low power Wireless USB solution to the needs for high throughput wireless connectivity for synchronization" said Eric Broockman, CEO at Alereon. "Our new AL5301, because of its low power consumption, allowed us to produce a small form factor ideal for use with Apple's elegant iPhone family"