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|DSP Group Introduces Next-Generation XpandR Wireless Multimedia Chipset|
Innovative system-on-a-chip certified by Wi-Fi Alliance Voice-Personal program
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 6, 2009 – DSP Group, Inc.™ (Nasdaq: DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, introduced today the XpandR™ II wireless multimedia processor chipset. XpandR II is part of DSP Group's XpandR family of chipsets for wireless multimedia communications, which recently received certification from the Voice-Personal program of the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Integrating Wi-Fi and DECT technologies, XpandR II enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to develop a wide range of innovative, yet cost effective home multimedia products with fast time to market.
Suitable for all Wi-Fi and cordless telephony-based products, XpandR II is a comprehensive solution that includes an integrated multimedia and DECT/EDCT baseband processor, an analog front end, a full set of RF chips, a software package, and an array of multimedia peripherals. Utilized for full system implementation, XpandR II supports applications such as multimedia streaming, web browsing, communication services and voice. The state-of-the-art chipset complies with international IEEE 802.11a/b/g and cordless standards, including ETSI, while fully supporting Wi-Fi WMM, WMM-PS, WPA, WPA-2, and WPS, along with GAP, CAT-iq, 2.4 GHz, and DECT6.0.
"With the rapid introduction of wireless multimedia devices for the home such as Internet radios, digital picture frames and infotainment centers, consumer electronics manufacturers require high-performance, multimedia-dedicated chipsets enabling the convergence of video, voice, audio and data," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate Vice President of Marketing of DSP Group. "XpandR II is a complete solution that offers OEMs and ODMs all they need in order to capitalize on the fast-growing home multimedia device market."
XpandR II is the second generation of the XpandR chipset family, which received certification from the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Voice-Personal program of the Wi-Fi Alliance. One of only four station devices worldwide initially announced as certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance program, the XpandR family underscores DSP Group's commitment to delivering wireless voice to the home. As the world's only system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT, XpandR chipsets enable end-to-end voice over wireless (VoW) at a lower cost, better range and higher quality than alternative offerings.
"Certification of the XpandR family by the Wi-Fi Alliance reinforces our belief that the solution represents the best of both worlds," Zimerman added. "By bringing Wi-Fi networking to telephony, XpandR enables the development of a full range of value-added multimedia services. And by bringing DECT telephony to Wi-Fi networking, XpandR ensures that consumers will not have to compromise on voice quality.”
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