Alereon, Inc., the ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, and Stonestreet One, Inc., a leading wireless software company focused on complete solutions for local and personal area networks including WiMedia-based UWB, announced a new wireless USB solution for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded CE platforms including PDA devices and cellular phones. Alereon and Stonestreet One are demonstrating this platform at WinHEC 2007 in Los Angeles.
The mobile phone solution consists of the Alereon AL4000 Certified Wireless USB chipset, the only native device solution currently certified for Wireless USB solutions by the USB-IF, powered by Stonestreet One’s UltraSuite(TM) for Windows Mobile software and device drivers. Consumer and mobile electronics OEM devices which support compact flash (CF) and SDIO interfaces using Windows Mobile can now incorporate this advanced high speed wireless technology and connect with both legacy wired USB and Certified Wireless USB equipment and platforms, as specified by the USB Implementers Forum. The demonstration includes a Samsung i730 cellular phone with an embedded Certified Wireless USB chipset from Alereon running UltraSuite(TM) and WiCenter(TM) for Windows Mobile software, connected to a laptop running the Stonestreet UltraSuite(TM) and WiCenter(TM) PC software for Microsoft Windows.
Eric Broockman, CEO of Alereon, commented, “Alereon and Stonestreet One continue to be pioneers in enabling the mobile wireless USB platform. Cellular phone and PDA makers now have the ability to provide untethered solutions to their customers that can transfer data at high USB speeds. In addition, with the first solutions now certified by the USB-IF, consumer electronics manufacturers can move forward rapidly and with confidence that their products will interoperate with current and future certified solutions.”
Richard Smith, president of Stonestreet One, added, “The mobile and embedded device platform is an excellent fit for UWB technology. By combining our strengths in wireless software with Alereon’s leadership in Wireless USB hardware, we are creating a breakthrough wireless capability for this important market.”
“It is very exciting to see the potential of Wireless USB and the rich scenarios it creates for our Windows customers,” said Fred Bhesania, USB-IF board of directors representative and senior program manager for device connectivity at Microsoft Corp. “The work between Alereon and Stonestreet One helps deliver a positive experience for our users.”
Alereon and Stonestreet One are demonstrating their UWB solutions including this new capability at the USB-IF solutions showcase at the WinHEC show in Los Angeles, May 14-16, 2007.
About Alereon, Inc.
Alereon, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company using revolutionary ultrawideband (UWB) radio technology to develop high-bandwidth, low-power, low-cost Wireless USB and WiMedia UWB chipsets that are ideal for today’s portable products, like digital cameras, mp3 players and cell phones. Our mission is to replace the complex tangle of wires that interconnect today’s electronic devices with wireless links.
About Stonestreet One
Stonestreet One is a leading provider of software solutions for wireless communications, with products and expertise in Bluetooth, WiFi, UWB, and related technologies. The company’s Bluetooth protocol stack, Bluetopia(R), and WiMedia ultrawideband stack, UltraSuite(TM), are promoted and used by leading chipmakers, distributors, embedded software companies, and OEMs around the world in computing, automotive, biomedical, mobile communications and consumer electronics products. The company is an active contributing member of the Bluetooth SIG and the WiMedia Alliance. Stonestreet One is headquartered at 322 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA.
UltraSuite(TM) and Bluetopia(R) are trademarks of Stonestreet One, Inc.