Marvell Develops EDR-Compliant Bluetooth 2.0 Chip

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, introduced the 88W8689 Bluetooth single-chip solution, featuring a Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR)-compliant baseband, a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, and a worldwide FM radio receiver. The 88W8689 is a highly integrated device, providing enhanced data rates and extended-range features at a lower total system cost, as well as industry-leading low power. The 88W8689 supports simultaneous use of Bluetooth applications and FM radio, and includes support for the new Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR features.

The 88W8689 extends Marvell’s family of Bluetooth solutions. With the addition of the 88W8689, Marvell now provides a comprehensive set of Bluetooth 2.0-enabled products that target high-volume consumer markets. The highly integrated chip is optimized for both voice and audio transmissions, enabling an array of ultra-mobile, low-power consumer devices. In addition, 88W8689 customers have access to Marvell’s robust ecosystem solutions to help enhance the consumer experience.

“The 88W8689–Marvell’s second device enabling Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR features—extends our ability to drive high-volume consumer applications such as cell phones and portable media players,” according to Dr. Paramesh Gopi, vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell. “In addition, the 88W8689 will enable our customers to build extremely low-power devices—including hands-free car kits and Bluetooth headsets—that deliver an enhanced Bluetooth experience.”

The Marvell(R) 88W8689 is currently sampling with key, tier-one customers and will be in production in the second half of 2007.

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