NEC Electronics has expanded its suite of wireless USB devices with the introduction of the uPD720171 wireless USB host controller.
Wireless USB specifications supports data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps of data, comparable to wired USB 2.0 connections at close range.
The new uPD720171 controller (for PCI Express bus interfaces) enables high-speed, wireless data transmission between PCs that have MiniCard or Half-Minicard expansion cards and PC peripheral devices such as wireless hubs, printers, external storage equipment and digital cameras.
The new host controller also provides laptop computer connectivity through an ExpressCard slot.
The uPD720171 controller also conforms to the wireless USB 1.0 specification and also to the Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) specification developed by Intel with support from the like of Microsoft, Philips, Texas Instruments, among other industry players.