Wisair and Industry Partners Successfully Demonstrate Multi-Vendor UWB Interoperability at the Intel Developer Forum

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, CA – September 9, 2004 – Leading UWB chipsets
and solutions provider - Wisair marked the conclusion of the Fall IDF with a number of successful
interoperability demonstrations between the company and its industry partners.
Interoperability demonstrations were performed among three different Media Access Control
(MAC) protocols, all based on the Wisair Evaluation Tool Kits (EVTs). Wisair EVTs represent the
UWB radio compliant solution with the Multi Band OFDM (MB-OFDM) physical layer (PHY)
specifications. What’s more, the EVTs are based on Wisair’s industry first 501 MB-OFDM RF
transceiver chip supporting 480 Mbps, as announced in April 2004.
Industry leaders Intel, NEC Electronics and Texas Instruments participated in the interoperability
demonstration, each providing MAC layer protocols and Wireless USB (WUSB) applications. All
three companies made use of Wisair’s EVT as the PHY platform for their MAC / WUSB
“Ensuring interoperability and compatibility with the standards is a highly crucial step for an
industry in the process of adapting the technology to the manufacturing phase. Wisair makes sure
this is accomplished by collaborating with industry leaders and by providing a full standard
compliant solution” said Amir Freund, Vice President of Marketing. “The Wisair UWB chipset
can be used by different vendors to develop interoperable applications and solutions for Wireless
USB and Consumer Electronics market segments,” Freund continued.
Wisair recently announced the availability of its MB-OFDM Evaluation Toolkit. The EVT is
intended for protocol, application development, and technology evaluation, on a MBOA-standards based platform. The MB-OFDM EVT delivers data rates up to 100Mbps, upgradeable to 480Mbps,
supporting both Wireless USB and Wireless Video applications. Wisair develops and markets
MBOA standards-based, high performance wireless communication chipset solutions, based on
UWB technology. Wisair is a Promoter member in the Multi-Band OFDM Alliance Special
Interest Group (MBOA-SIG) and has been instrumental in the development of the MB-OFDM
specifications. Wisair is also an active participant in the IEEE standardization process.
About Wisair
Wisair (www.wisair.com) develops and markets chipsets and solutions based on the UWB
technology for high performance wireless communication. Wisair is a privately held company
founded in May 2001 as part of the RAD Group (www.rad.com). In October 2003, Wisair
completed its second round of financing led by Apax Partners, followed by; Vertex, RAD
Ventures, Bynet Ventures, Tamar Ventures, Intel, NTT Leasing and other strategic investors.
Wisair’s international offices, in the USA, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, support business
development, marketing and customer activities, while its Israel-based headquarters provides
management, research and development facilities.
Contact Information
US: Wisair USA, Tel: 408-399-7747, Fax: 408-354-0798, wisusa@wisair.com,
15466 Los Gatos Blvd, #109-253, Los Gatos, CA 95032,
Israel: Wisair Ltd, Tel: 972-3-7676606, Fax: 972-3-6477608, info@wisair.com,
24 Raoul Wallenberg St., Tel-Aviv 69719, Israel
Japan: Wisair Japan Tel: 3-5462-9644, Fax: 3-5462-2047, wisjapan@wisair.com
1-18-3, Ebisu-nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021