Mio Technology selects CSRs connectivity for the P560 pocket PC

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions contribute towards powerful, ergonomic device

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CSR today announces that its UniFi Wi-Fi silicon and its BlueCore4-ROM Bluetooth silicon have been selected for use in Mios PDA, the Mio P560. The P560 takes advantage of CSRs UniFi, the industrys highest throughput, lowest power and fastest embedded Wi-Fi technology, to allow for the easy sharing of large files. The P560 is also optimised for easy synchronisation via CSRs low power Bluetooth silicon. CSRs wireless technologies are behind this stylish, versatile and powerful pocket PC PDA device, which includes impressive software and GPS navigation capability.

CSRs UniFi is the ideal solution for OEMs looking to integrate Wi-Fi functionality into mobile devices. UniFi has set the standard for coexistence with co-located Bluetooth radios and provides superior data rates and audio quality even when Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are operating simultaneously. CSR has also designed UniFi to have exceptionally good throughput on portable devices using the Microsoft WinCE or Windows Mobile operating systems. Dual onboard RISC microcontrollers and quadruple QoS packet queues reduce the load placed on the host processor making UniFi the highest performance embedded Wi-Fi solution on the market.

CSRs BlueCore4-ROM silicon is a single-chip radio and baseband Bluetooth system for voice and data communications. BlueCore4-ROM is extremely power efficient, requires minimal external components and is available with CSP or VFBGA packaging. BlueCore4-ROM features Bluetooth v2.0+EDR of up to 3Mbps, Piconet and Scatternet support, as well as the ability to handle extended SCO (eSCO) encoding. BlueCore4-ROM is also backwards-compatible with v1.1/1.2 devices. CSR helps OEMs bring products to market in the shortest time possible by supplying UniFi and BlueCore4-ROM with comprehensive development kits and developer support.

Using the embedded Wi-Fi supplied by CSR, Mios P560 is able to browse the web, receive data updates, access Outlook email and much more. The P560 can even be used as a navigation device due to its 20-channel GPS receiver. The P560 comes with Windows Mobile 6 including Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile and other Windows applications including a media player, and picture viewer for all your multimedia needs. With a crisp 3.5 colour LCD display and slimline design the P560 is both attractive and designed to fit in the pocket.

CSR is very happy to once again work with Mio on bringing our wireless technologies to its feature-rich products. Neil MacMullen, Senior Vice President of CSRs Wi-Fi Busines Unit commented, In the P560, Mio has managed to put together a very versatile device. It is an internet tablet, word processor, multimedia centre and general-use handheld PC. Such a powerful device requires best in class connectivity that gives a strong user experience for the growing set of applications that need Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

About CSR

CSR is the leading global provider of personal wireless technology and its product portfolio covers Bluetooth, GPS, FM and Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11). CSR offers developed hardware/software solutions, based around its silicon platforms, that incorporate fully integrated radio, baseband and microcontroller elements.

CSRs customers include industry leaders such as Apple, Dell, LG, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic, RIM, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TomTom and Toshiba.

CSR has its headquarters and offices in Cambridge, UK, and offices in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, India, France, Denmark, Sweden and both Dallas and Detroit in the USA.

More information can be found at www.csr.com

About Mio

Mio Technology Corporation develops and markets products which enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The company was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, North America, Australia Japan and South Korea. Mio Technology currently employees 1,200+ employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 47 countries and territories.

Mio offers a wide array of mobile navigation products, which today includes, car navigation systems, handheld navigation systems, GPS PDA phones and GPS PDAs, all designed to enable people to explore and discover the world around them. Mio Technology is among the worlds top three vendors of mobile devices with integrated GPS. Website: www.mio.com

Contacts

CSR
Alan Woolhouse, +44 1223 692 689
aw@csr.com
or
EML
David Marsden/Siobhan Gaffan, +44 208 408 8000
csr@eml.com

Contacts

CSR
Alan Woolhouse, +44 1223 692 689
aw@csr.com
or
EML
David Marsden/Siobhan Gaffan, +44 208 408 8000
csr@eml.com