iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






Latest News

 « Previous Day News Archive  

Cypress WirelessUSB to kill Bluetooth?

Cypress Semiconductor announced new wireless technology that, according to the company, can replace Bluetooth along with all similar standards. New WirelessUSB chips of CY694X family (CY6941 Optical Mouse, CY6942 Keyboard, CY6943 USB Bridge) operate in 2.4 GHz (2400-2483 MHz) range and provide lower latencies that 27 MHz, 433 MHz and 900 MHz devices, being at that simpler and cheaper than Bluetooth solutions. CY694X-based products can connect at least 7 various devices within 10-meter radius with up to 20 ms latency (reduced to 8 ms for 4 devices). First, this should interest makers of game peripherals, that must feature not more than 30 ms latencies.

Samples are already being shipped, volume production is scheduled to Q1 2003. CY694X wholesale price makes $3.92 per unit, thatís rather cheap. Moreover, unlike Bluetooth, you donít need any drivers to use such devices with USB-enabled PCs (and Microsoft still hasnít supported Bluetooth in Windows).

WirelessUSB utilizes wideband transmission techniques similar to Bluetooth. Cypress claims its technology to be significantly more crosstalk-resistant and low-power: according to provisional calculations, standard power for a wireless keyboard will be enough for half-year operation. At that WirelessUSB supports 64- and 128-bit encryption. Max. transfer speed maked 217.6 Kbps. Chip voltage Ė 2.7-3.6V.

In other words, seems like sci-fi Ė cheapest WLANs with good features. If this is as good as claimed, weíll soon hear of WirelessUSB and CY694X chips.

P.S. Those interested can download detailed WirelessUSB doc (448KB).

 « Previous Day News Archive  

Latest headlines

ASUS Launches R9 200, R7 200 Series, Matrix R9 280X Graphics Cards

Apacer Launches SATA SLC-lite SSD solutions

ADATA Introduces a Stylish External HDD HC630

Samsung Introduces New Wireless Multiroom Speakers

WD Gives Consumers a Cloud of Their Own

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.