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Advanced Architecture Combines RF and Baseband For Bluetooth Apps

The MC72000 Integrated Bluetooth Radio employs an advanced packaging technique to combine RF and baseband functions into a single, cost-effective 7 mm x 7 mm BGA package. Combined with software, development tools and reference designs, the companys says the solution provides one-stop-shopping for developers seeking to bring Bluetooth applications to consumers. The MC72000 is designed for low-power, short-range Bluetooth applications with size constraints, such as cellular phones, headsets and PDAs.. The company's implementation of joint detection and a maximum likelihood sequence estimator (JD/MLSE) technology enables the MC72000 to thrive in heavy interference environments such as microwave ovens, 802.11b and cordless phones which share the 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM band with Bluetooth devices. The technology employs high-performance signal detection algorithms to increase performance compared to a Bluetooth specification V1.1-compliant bit slicing radio, which is the industry norm. The benefit for the user is improved operating range and throughput, as well as extended battery life due to reduced re-transmissions. Samples of the MC72000 total system solution are available now, while general availability is scheduled for this quarter. Price is set at $4.20 each/1M. MOTOROLA SPS, Austin, TX. (512) 895-2000.


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