Wisair has released a Wireless Universal Serial Bus (WUSB) reference design that includes a WUSB PC dongle and a WUSB hub.
The package provides consumer electronics and peripheral manufacturers with the means to offer customers wireless connectivity to existing USB-enabled devices.
Printers, scanners, remote hard disks, digital cameras and cellular devices are able to plug directly into the WUSB Hub and receive wireless connectivity to a PC. The WUSB Hub replaces any wireline USB connection with a wireless connection.
The Hub, which features two or four ports for connecting existing USB devices, can also be placed at one side of a room, where it can then send data wirelessly to the PC at speeds up to 480 Mbit/sec. In fact, the WUSB Hub can be located more than 30 ft. from a WUSB dongle plugged into a PC.
The 480 Mbit/sec WUSB Hub reference design is based on Wisar’s second-generation WiMedia-based UWB chipset and has a small, form-factor integrated antenna. The reference design can coexist with 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth devices.
Wisair plans to release a second generation, Certified Wireless USB version of the reference design early next year.