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CSR, Freescale team for wireless connectivity

LONDON — Freescale Semiconductor is integrating Bluetooth chip specialist CSR's BlueCore4-ROM chip into its i.MXS development kit, bringing wireless connectivity to portable media designs.

The i.MXS development kit is based on Freescale's i.MX multimedia applications processors and helps reduce the time and cost of OEMs and ODMs developing a range of products. It has already been used in many designs including MP3 players and portable navigation devices.
Freescale also plans to use two CSR technologies for the i.MX31 applications development system: BlueCore4 for Bluetooth and UniFi for WiFi connectivity.

Tracy Hopkins, Vice President of CSR’s Consumer Business Unit commented. “Our collaboration with Freescale is the latest of our longstanding partnerships. It is clear that the market for both Bluetooth and WiFi-enabled devices is growing rapidly with more and more classes of devices now available with wireless capability. As well as bringing highly integrated, low-power silicon to the table, peaceful coexistence between WiFi and Bluetooth is absolutely imperative.”

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