CSR BlueCore in Uniwill's Class 1 Bluetooth Modules

8/20/2002 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) has announced that Uniwill Computer Corporation, a Taiwanese designer and manufacturer of portable computer and information appliances, is launching a Class 1 Bluetooth module using CSR’s BlueCoreTM. Unwill's module, BTM2022-1-Y, is available now.

Uniwill's module offers a small footprint (25.6mmx14x2.5mm) made possible by using CSR's BlueCore2 chip which requires no external LNA. With a regulated supply voltage of 3.3V, +/- 0.1V, and an output power of 20dBm, the Class 1 Bluetooth design will permit an operating range of 100metres. The module is compliant with version 1.1 of the Bluetooth specification and output interfaces are included for USB, UART and PCM.

Uniwill has selected CSR to power a range of its Bluetooth dongles and modules. The company's Class 2 Bluetooth dongle B091H1 took both the Best New Technology and Best Hardware awards at the RetailVision Spring 2002 award ceremony in the US. Uniwill’s Class 2 Bluetooth modules (BTM2021-2-Y) were BQB (Bluetooth Qualification Board) certified in April.

Paul Yu, Deputy Program Manager, Uniwill, commented commented, "We are confident that CSR’s position as leader in Bluetooth chips equates the best silicon at prices necessary to meet our needs". Yu added, "BlueCore offers a feature rich, low cost and small design which means Uniwill customers will get the best module designs at the lowest prices."

About CSR (www.csr.com)
CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) specializes in providing single-chip radio devices to the global market for short-range wireless communications, including Bluetoothhttp://www.csr.com. The company's mission is to create the most highly integrated radio devices available, fabricated using standard CMOS technology, to provide its customers with the lowest cost of ownership of high quality digital radio.

CSR was the first company in the world to offer a true single-chip Bluetooth solution with BlueCore, a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller. In Q4 2001 CSR released BlueCore2, its second generation family, and offers developed hardware/software bundles for each of the fastest growing Bluetooth applications markets. Users can combine the chips with the CSR Bluetooth software stack to provide a fully compliant solution for data and voice communications or, used with an upper layer host software stack, CSR is able to offer a complete Bluetooth end-to-end solution.

CSR has a growing list of major international companies including Microsoft Corp., Samsung, Sony, Compaq, IBM, Fujitsu, LG, ALPS, TDK, 3Com, Mitsumi, Siemens and Motorola, who have already used CSR’s BlueCore in the development of a range of Bluetooth products. In fact, up to the end of 2001, 70% of available pre-qualified modules, as listed on the qualified products page of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) web site, feature BlueCore and it is in 57% of all qualified Bluetooth v 1.1 enabled end product designs. CSR is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Richardson, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Aalborg, Denmark.

About Uniwill
Uniwill Computer Corporation, an innovation company, is specialized in Design & Manufacturing Portable Computers & Information Appliances (IA). Uniwill was spun off from Lite-On Technology Corp. in December 1998, led by Mr. Alex Wen, the former founder and CEO of Lite-On Technology Corp. Uniwill's headquarter is located in Chung-Li Industrial Park, Taiwan. Currently, Uniwill has two R&D centres located in Wuku Taiwan and China Shuzou City, with more than 150 engineers to design advanced Portable & IA products. To provide worldwide customers with better Service & Logistics, Uniwill has set up two branch offices in USA and Europe. While Twinhead invested Uniwill and became one of our strategic partner, we have more Production, Purchasing and Service ability to serve all our customers.

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