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XtremeSpectrum Intros UWB Chips

XtremeSpectrum delivers commercial ultra-wideband solution; Trinity solution delivers 100-Mbit/s 'wire-like' quality

June 25, 2002

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VIENNA, Va. -- Four months after the Federal Communications Commission approved the unlicensed use of ultra-wideband technology, XtremeSpectrum today became the first company to deliver a commercial ultra-wideband solution that will comply with the FCC's rules for unlicensed usage. Achieving 100 megabits per second (Mbps) data rates and consuming less than 200 milliwatts (mW) of power, XtremeSpectrum's new solution, called Trinity, is the fastest commercial wireless solution available today. The high data rate, low power consumption and low cost of the Trinity chipset are ideal for multimedia-centric products, such as digital displays, camcorders, DVD players, digital video recorders and digital cameras, to send and receive digital streams of audio and video. "The availability of a commercial ultra-wideband solution will have a tremendous, and very positive impact, on the consumer electronics industry," said Martin Rofheart, CEO of XtremeSpectrum. "The desire for wireless connectivity between consumer electronic devices has been great, but, to date, there hasn't been a technology that could simultaneously deliver the consumer market's three critical criteria: low price, low power and high data rate. Trinity -- as its name implies -- is the first chipset to do so, and will enable a new class of consumer electronics products to deliver 'wire-like' video quality using a wireless medium." "Ultra-wideband represents the first 'no-compromise' wireless technology because it simultaneously offers the high data rate, low power consumption and low cost that consumer electronics OEMs have been waiting for," said Tim Bajarin, president, Creative Strategies. "While 802.11b and 802.11a will continue to play a strong role in the enterprise and public access market, ultra-wideband is the first wireless technology that is capable of streaming digital video and audio at price points the average consumer can afford. Ultra-wideband offers a solution to a segment of the market that is as yet unserved, and one that I believe will fundamentally change the way consumers use multimedia devices." XtremeSpectrum

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