Single Chip UWB

Artimi, the single chip Ultra Wideband (UWB) systems semiconductor company, has taken delivery of what it says is the world’s first complete working single chip UWB solution from its foundry.

Samples of the company’s RTMI-100 device will be made available to development partners for early design-ins.

The RTMI-100 is a complete UWB solution in a single chip implemented in 0.18 micron SiGe BiCMOS. The digital portion of the device is implemented in CMOS and the high frequency section implemented in SiGe.

The RTMI-100 can process up to 4GHz of coherent bandwidth and includes integrated LNA and PA, adaptive channel digital radio, IEEE 802.15.3 MAC, standard PCI 2.3 interface with master/slave, flexible expansion port with dedicated RISC IO processor and is designed to be compliant with FCC Part 15 Subpart F.

Additional features include Artimi’s QoS technology that supports streaming media without any other processing.

With an underlying 800Mb/s transport capability, plus integrated error correction and encryption, the RTMI-100 is ideal for high bandwidth wire replacement, such as high performance bulk file transfers or where quality of service is important, like streaming audio and video between a DVD player and an LCD home theatre system.

Artimi is working with manufacturers in the consumer electronics, PC and mobile markets to develop end user products based on its UWB technology.