CSSP Platforms Offer Performance Level that Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Requires
Wed, 10/10/2007 - 8:43am
QuickLogic® Corporation announces a new UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) system block for use with its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. The high-performance core supports the full 3 Mbit/sec required for Bluetooth 2.1 and Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) operation. With the advent of Bluetooth 2.0/2.1 and its EDR transfer mode for high-speed streaming, UARTs traditionally used in mobile application processors are proving to be too slow. The high-speed UART device occupies five Customizable Building Blocks (CBBs) within the programmable fabric in either PolarPro or ArcticLink CSSP families of solution platforms. It offers configurable flow control and FIFO access as well as a baud rate customizable for different application requirements, with speeds up to 3 Mbits/sec. Applications for the UART system block include Bluetooth EDR voice communications between mobile handsets and hands-free headsets, wireless communications between game controllers and game consoles, and the streaming of multimedia files between devices.