WiQuest Receives WiMedia Platform Certification for UWB Solutions

WiQuest Communications, Inc. the leading, fabless semiconductor company developing complete ultrawideband (UWB) silicon, software and reference design solutions, announced that it is among the first to obtain official WiMedia Alliance platform certification for both the company’s Certified Wireless USB Hub and Adapter. WiMedia platform certification validates that WiQuest’s UWB total solution, including silicon and software, adheres to the WiMedia specification.

With WiMedia Platform certification, WiQuest’s solutions have now attained the three critical industry regulatory and certification requirements. WiQuest was the first to obtain FCC and TELEC (Japan) certification for its Wireless USB reference designs. Following that, WiQuest’s WQST110/101 Host Wire Adapter (HWA) and Device Wire Adapter (DWA) products were among the first to obtain Certified Wireless USB status. Now, with WiMedia Platform certification, WiQuest offers the most complete portfolio of solutions for ultrawideband applications.

“WiMedia Platform certification enables WiQuest’s customers to quickly launch their products into market, with the assurance of a quality user experience when they use products based on WiMedia-approved platforms,” said Dr. Matthew B. Shoemake, WiQuest founder, CEO and president. “WiQuest has enabled the most end customers to date including Belkin, Dell, D-Link, Lenovo, and Toshiba. WiQuest’s leadership in certifications is a key enabler of consumer products by these market leaders.”

The WQST110 and WQST101 chipset is the industry’s first commercially-available, high-performance silicon delivering wireless communication speeds up to 1 Gbps. Based on the WiMedia UWB physical layer (PHY) and media access controller (MAC) specifications, the WQST110 builds upon and extends the performance capabilities of UWB communications systems to a new level, providing a solid foundation for high-speed wireless cable-replacement applications.

WiQuest’s portfolio of reference designs includes a Wireless USB adapter, 4-port hub, mini card and half mini card. All use the WQST110/101 chipset and are based on the Certified Wireless USB specification from the USB Implementers Forum.

About WiQuest Communications
WiQuest Communications, Inc. is the leading, fabless semiconductor company designing and developing complete WiMedia-based ultrawideband (UWB) solutions focused on ultra high speed, short range technology. WiQuest’s complete solution offering includes chipset, software and reference designs. WiQuest’s technology enables a new class of applications for wireless connectivity to PC, consumer electronics and mobile systems – enabling The New Frontier of Wireless(TM). Founded in September 2003, WiQuest’s strong team comprises hundreds of years of collective industry semiconductor and system experience, resulting in dozens of successful high-volume product implementations including Wireless LAN, DSL and Ethernet solutions.