LucidPort Introduces Low Cost Wireless USB Peripheral Controller

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Adam Chen
LucidPort Technology
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LucidPort Introduces Low Cost Wireless USB Peripheral Controller
Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA – September 17, 2007 – LucidPort Technology
today introduced its second wireless USB chip, the L802. The low cost component in the L800
family, the L802 is a general purpose controller chip based on Certified Wireless USB from the
USB-IF. The L802 harnesses WiMedia UWB technology to interoperate with other products
based on UWB and Certified Wireless USB at transfer speeds reaching up to 480 Mbps. It
integrates all the functions required by the Certified Wireless USB protocol, including
beaconing, association, and encryption.
“Cost is the major barrier to Wireless USB adoption today.” said Reid Augustin, VP, Product
Development at LucidPort. “The L802 combines core functionality with programmable
flexibility to achieve dramatic cost savings”. Its descriptor based architecture allows the L802 to
be optimized for different usage models. Configurable to meet different USB class
requirements, the L802 is ideal for use in printers, scanners, digital cameras, and other
peripherals.
L802 Key Features:
• Supports all functions required by the Certified Wireless USB and WiMedia protocols
• Transfer speeds up to 480Mbps
• Integrated association logic (including Diffie-Hellman for numeric association)
• The L802’s interface connects directly to a system’s memory bus
• Works in conjunction with external DMA controllers
• Compatible with USB class drivers for easy software development (Mass Storage, MTP,
Printer, Video, and other class drivers)
Development Tools
LucidPort provides a Reference Design Kit (RDK) which includes a PCI adapter board with the
L802 and a UWB PHY module. These boards effectively convert a PC into a USB Peripheral
with a rich development environment.
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Included sample drivers and peripheral side firmware can be used to configure the L802 as a
standard USB-class device, like a hard disk or video camera. Custom peripherals can be crafted
with LucidPort’s APIs. These APIs abstract Wireless USB operations to reads and writes.
User guides, schematics, and BOM details are also shipped with the kit.
Pricing and Availability
The L802 is sampling now and begins mass production in Q4, 2007. It comes in a lead free 108ball BGA package (11x11mm, 0.8mm pitch). In large quantities, the L802 is priced around
$4.50.
About LucidPort Technology
LucidPort Technology, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing Certified Wireless
USB controllers powered by Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology. LucidPort’s controllers add
wireless functionality to peripherals like printers, scanners, digital cameras, TV tuners, external
hard drives, and many other peripherals and consumer devices. LucidPort's technologies apply
advanced hardware with integrated software to create flexible, high performance, and easy to use
wireless products. LucidPort is headquartered at 335 Pioneer Way, Mountain View, CA 94041,
650-968-6800, www.lucidport.com
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