Air2U Adapter Uses RFMD's UltimateBlue Component

September 13, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD, Greensboro, NC), a provider of proprietary radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communications applications, announced that Air2U (Taiwan), a designer and manufacturer of wireless consumer electronics products, is using RFMD's SiW3000 UltimateBlue™ single-chip, Bluetooth® component in its USB adapter.

The adapter has been certified by Microsoft as an authorized device for testing the compatibility of Bluetooth wireless products operating with the Windows® XP system. The Air2U USB adapter is available in a WHQL qualification development kit from the RFMD.

Air2U Chairman Gregory Chu said, "We selected RFMD's single-chip Bluetooth component because of its ability to deliver a highly integrated, ROM-based solution. Also, the unique architecture of the SiW3000 enabled us to eliminate the need for external flash and other active RF components, allowing us to produce a low-cost USB adapter."