Infineon Adds New Bluetooth Components to BlueMoon

Infineon Technologies announced Wednesday that it will expand its line of
BlueMoon products with four new Bluetooth components.

The BlueMoon Single combines a
base-band DSP, the HF portion, memory and software and addressed
applications for which space-saving Bluetooth solutions are necessary, such
as mobile phones or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). The architecture is
based on the base-band technology qualified in accordance with Bluetooth
V1.1, as well as the software from the BlueMoon I chipset and a new HF
portion which was realized in CMOS.

The BlueMoon Single offers integrated, ROM-based memory and an external
Flash interface for rapid prototyping and early production. The link manager
and the HCI (Host Controller Interface) are implemented in the firmware. The
BlueMoon Single also has a 920 Kbaud UART (Universal Asynchronous Receiver
Transmitter) for data transfer and a PCM interface for speech.

The BlueMoon multimedia chipset is constructed especially for PC and
multimedia applications such as those in laptops, digital cameras or MP3
players. It has an integrated ARM7 microcontroller and a software API
(Application Programming Interface). This makes it able to function as a
host and to integrate application software. The chipset supports USB,
parallel and serial ports.

Together with an HF transceiver from Infineon,
data rates of up to 4 mbps should be possible according to manufacturer
specifications.

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