Samsung Electronics introduced a new wireless universal serial bus (W-USB) System-On-Chip (SoC) designed for the ultra-wideband (UWB) market. Samsung’s W-USB SoC combines the convenience of wireless connectivity, the security level of wired USB, and the high speed performance of UWB to instantly transfer mass storage data such as digital photos, movie videos or MP3 music files between electronic devices. Samsung’s W-USB SoC is currently sampling and will be in mass production starting in Q2, 2009.
The W-USB SoC features a built-in ARM core, a UWB physical layer, and a memory controller. It also provides an SD card, an MMC, a NAND flash memory, and a high-speed USB 2.0 OTG (On-The-Go) interface without additional logic circuitry. The W-USB maintains a low power consumption of less than 300mW (milliwatt), making it an ideal product for portable electronic devices like mobile phones and digital cameras. Samsung’s W-USB SoC offers a high throughput, performing at the speed of 480Mbps (megabytes per second).
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