Innovative Laser Mouse Navigation Sensor Features Easy Design-In, Secure Connectivity, and the Lowest Power Consumption in the Industry
SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 21, 2009 — Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), today announced it has developed the industry’s first fully integrated and feature-rich Bluetooth™ (BT) 2.1 System-on–Chip (SoC) LaserStream™ navigation sensor for wireless mouse applications, and other integrated input devices. This compact, laser navigation sensor engine from Avago, integrates a BT transceiver, stand-alone baseband processor and VCSEL illumination into a single chip package to provide a complete SoC solution that provides fast and secure connectivity, and easy integration into mouse designs. Additionally, this new laser sensor has several features that can be configured via an external EEPROM to simplify mouse designs. Avago is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications.
Some of the key benefits of Avago’s BT 2.1 SoC laser sensor are that it enables simple pairing for easy and secure connectivity with the BT host, as well as power savings to help extend battery life. This laser navigation sensor engine was developed to meet the demands of designers who require innovative mouse sensor products that offer enhanced performance, and easy integration to help shorten their product development cycles.
Avago’s SoC BT navigation engine is the first mouse sensor that is fully synched between the BT navigation core and baseband. It provides excellent tracking on virtually all surfaces and is capable of high-speed motion detection of up to 30ips and acceleration of 8g to help improve the overall end user experience. Additionally, this SoC mouse sensor is designed to support up to 10 buttons, both mechanical and optical z-wheel, and tilt-wheel functions. This BT laser sensor also meets IEC/EN60825-1 Class 1 Eye Safety standards and does not require laser calibration which helps to reduce assembly time and design cost.
The motion output of Avago’s BT laser sensor is a selectable 12-bit HID data-reporting format. It also has a stand-alone baseband processor with an integrated 2.4-Ghz transceiver. The built-in radio provides low-power, and robust communications for applications operating in the 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM band. These features combined with Avago’s BT 2.1 LaserStream sensor and 100 percent synch capability will enable customers to design feature rich mouse solutions which extends long battery life.
Avago pioneered the optical navigation technology found in many of the mice being used throughout the world today. To date, Avago has shipped over a billion optical navigation sensors to a wide range of global customers.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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