WiQuest Communications Inc. announced the availability of two new products based on the Certified Wireless USB technology from the USB Implementers Forum. The DWA 4-port Hub and HWA Dongle Reference Design Kits are based on WiQuest's WQST110 and WQST101 UWB chipset.

These new reference design kits enable equipment manufacturers to build complete Device Wire Adapter (DWA) and Host Wire Adapter (HWA) solutions from a pair of robust reference platforms. Both product configurations provide breakthrough wireless performance with standard WiMedia data rates from 53 Mbps to 480 Mbps.

WiQuest also announced the availability of its WQST110 and WQST101 chipset. The WQST110 includes a WiMedia-based UWB media access controller (MAC), physical layer (PHY) baseband processor and integrated USB 2.0 high-speed transceiver, thereby making the solution cost-effective, compact and efficient. The WQST101 is a direct conversion UWB RF transceiver.

Both reference design kits include hardware and software. The hardware portion includes a working adapter sample along with schematics, layout source files, a detailed bill-of-material, design manual, user’s guide and a quick-start guide. Depending upon the particular configuration, the software package includes Host Wire Adapter (HWA) driver/firmware and Device Wire Adapter (DWA) firmware. It also includes a Microsoft Windows-based utility, which supports device discovery, field upgrade functionality, comprehensive diagnostics and the newly defined wireless USB association models.