May 2, 2001 – San Diego, CA – Transilica Inc., has introduced OneChip, the world’s smallest system-on-a-chip (SOC) solution to provide complete Bluetooth functionality, including flash memory.
According to Transilica, OneChip combines all Bluetooth components including the RF transceiver, baseband modem, microprocessor, SRAM and flash memory into a 8mm square BGA chip. OneChip supports serial port, USB or Codec interface applications, depending on the software stack implementation, the company said.
Because of its small size, the OneChip is inexpensive and uses less power than larger chips, Transilica reported in a recent release. Manufacturers can take advantage of these benefits to build lightweight, low-cost Bluetooth headsets, PDAs, notebooks and other portable devices that need minimum recharging.
Transilica is introducing OneChip in the US following last week’s Bluetooth Expo 2001 in Tokyo.