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May 20, 2002
Brightcom introduces its intelliblue BIC2102 Application Processor
The only Bluetooth chip in the industry featuring proven RF-independence,
USB host functionality, enhanced power management and embedded APIs
Launch and demo at Bluetooth Congress 2002,
12-14 June, Amsterdam RAI, Booth 340
TEL AVIV, Israel x, May 2002 BrightCom Technologies Ltd. (BrightCom)
today announced the launch of its new IntelliBLUE BIC2102 Application Processor.
The BIC2102 is the first chip designed with enough MIPS and data memory to run
embedded applications together with the Bluetooth baseband and protocol
stack thus providing a cost-effective, fully-integrated solution.
The BIC2102 represents a field-proven, RF-independent solution. This feature
enables customers to choose, and seamlessly integrate, the most appropriate RF
chip in terms of power, performance, price and availability without being
dependent on a single RF source.
USB host functionality seamlessly connects a Bluetooth device to USB computer
accessories without the need for additional components, for true USB cable
replacement. BrightCom allies are now designing versatile Bluetooth modules,
using the same platform with two different plugs for PC or PC accessory. The
provision of both the USB host and device on the same chip enables quick and
easy Bluetooth connectivity to PC and accessory alike.
SleepSynch enhanced power management is a mechanism that maintains full
synchronization during sleep mode, reducing recovery times to a matter of
milliseconds. This feature results in considerably less power consumption than
competing Bluetooth systems, thus enabling longer battery life without any
degradation in system performance.
BrightCom provides BrightAPIs in embedded and host configurations. Each
configuration contains two functional sets of APIs. One set handles the chip and
system control, while the other provides programmers with an easy-to-use
interface to Bluetooth functions and profiles for significantly reduced
Our highly-integrated solution for embedded designs reduces the bill of
materials for the overall Bluetooth-enabled system. And when working in host
mode, and no changes in a customers existing hardware or operating systems
are required, commented Yuval Ben-Zeev, BrightComs President and CEO.
The BIC2102 provides a fast and easy way to implement a wide range of
Bluetooth wireless applications, like digital cameras, USB printers, DVD and MP3
audio players, PC dongles, PSTN/ISDN dial-up networking devices, remote metering
systems and games. And with our RF-independence feature, customers can now
design their Bluetooth systems with the best RF chips available.
The BIC2102 core operates at 1.8V and is available in a 10mm by 10 mm BGA
package. A single chip includes the Application Processor IC with all baseband
functionality, software drivers for UART, PCM/CVSD, USB host and device, the
complete Bluetooth protocol stack and BrightAPIs with Bluetooth profile support.
Three industry standard communication interfaces are supported for high-speed
Bluetooth connectivity USB at 12 Mbps, UART at up to 921 Kbps and PCM/CVSD
for high-quality voice.
Two evaluation kits are available. Callisto II demonstrates serial cable
replacement while Ganymede demonstrates USB cable replacement. There is also
a development kit, called Jupiter II, which provides OEM developers an
extensive hardware and software platform with all types of interfaces and
software tools for easy development and implementation of Bluetooth wireless
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