Gleichmann Announces NEC uPD720171 Wireless USB Host Controller

NEC Electronics’ new µPD720171 Wireless USB host controller, which immediately broadens Gleichmann Electronics’ product portfolio, enables wireless data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbits/s between PCs that have MiniCard or Half-Minicard expansion cards and PC peripheral devices such as wireless hubs, printers, external storage equipment and digital cameras. Furthermore, the host controller, which is designed for PCI Express[tm] bus interfaces, can be directly connected to laptop computers via an ExpressCard[TM] slot.

NEC uPD720171 Wireless USB Host ControllerThe µPD720171 Wireless USB host controller is certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and complies with the Wireless USB 1.0 specification and also to the Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) specification. Both of these specifications were developed by Intel with support from Microsoft, NEC Corporation, Philips, Texas Instruments and other experts in Wireless USB technology.

Reference boards with the µPD720171 Wireless USB host controller are available upon request from Gleichmann Electronics.

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Founded in 1979, Gleichmann & Co. Electronics GmbH, in the same company group with MSC Vertriebs GmbH, has established itself as one of the leading pan-European distributors of electronic assemblies and components. One of the reasons for the high acceptance by customers and suppliers is the company’s early focus on comparatively few, highly sophisticated products such as microcontrollers, programmable logic devices, displays and customer specific power supplies. From this, the resulting in-depth technical know-how of our sales engineers and field application engineers today enables us, if required by the customer, even implementation of complete new designs right up to the finished product. With two of its own ASIC design centers, the Gleichmann research laboratory in Austria and one of the largest and most modern programming centers in Europe, Gleichmann Electronics takes a leading role in terms of service and customer support.