Marvell WLAN Plus Bluetooth Single-Chip Solution Qualified for Bluetooth Version 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate
Marvell 88W8688 Delivers Faster Transmission Speeds Featured in Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR
Santa Clara, California (April 11, 2007) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that the 88W8688, the world’s first WLAN plus Bluetooth single-chip solution for high-volume consumer electronics, has been qualified by the Bluetooth SIG for the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR). The 88W8688 is also firmware upgradeable to the proposed Bluetooth 2.1 features.
The Marvell® 88W8688 delivers WLAN and Bluetooth in a small footprint, ultra-low-power single die that provides extended battery life in cell phones, converged devices, gaming devices and consoles, portable media players, and other applications requiring short- and long-range connectivity. The next-generation Bluetooth core specification provides an enhanced data rate of up to 3.0 megabits per second (Mbps), providing transmission speeds that are three to ten times faster than version 1.2.
“We are pleased to provide fully qualified Bluetooth Version 2.0 + EDR solutions to our customers and partners. The enhanced data rates of the 88W8688, combined with its unique, highly integrated design and extended range, will enable a new class of consumer wireless devices,” stated Dr. Paramesh Gopi, vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell.
For more information on the features of the Bluetooth Core Specification 2.0 + EDR, please visit the Bluetooth SIG Web site at https://www.bluetooth.org/.
The Marvell® 88W8688 is currently in production and is also sampling to multiple key customers.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), RADLAN Computer Communications Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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