Ultrawideband (UWB) wireless technology developer Staccato Communications has announced the availability of the Ripcord development kit (DVK), an integrated development environment for native wireless USB device designs based on the Ripcord1 family of single-chip, all-CMOS certified wireless USB solutions.

At the core of the Ripcord1 DVK is the Ripcord control library (RCL). This fully abstracted software library provides services to simplify the interface to the Ripcord1 IC and enables easy integration on a wide variety of platforms. The software compatibility of the RCL with all of Staccato’s Ripcord ICs allows for the seamless migration of designs that will work with the next-generation of devices on Staccato’s product roadmap. The integration of the RCL library in the development kit reduces overall design complexity in a variety of applications including mobile handsets, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, mass storage, and wireless audio/video, said Staccato.

According to Staccato, Ripcord1 solution is listed on the USB-IF integrators list for certified wireless USB peripheral silicon signifying that it has passed all of the compliance and interoperability tests required for wireless USB certification. Ripcord1 has also previously passed WiMedia PHY and MAC certification, and US FCC and Japan TELEC regulatory certifications, said the supplier.

The Ripcord1 development kit is currently available to qualified customers. Pricing for the DVK is available upon request.