USB dongle test compatibility between Windows XP, Bluetooth
Cambrige Silicon Radio has announced the availability of the NanoSira Reference Radio turnkey reference design of a USB dongle for testing the compatibility of a Bluetooth device with Windows XP.
The NanoSira Reference Radio uses CSR's v1.1 HCI Bluetooth Software stack and supports scatternet and seven slave piconet operation. This hardware and firmware has been selected by Microsoft as a Bluetooth host controller (radio) for performing the WHQL hardware compatibility tests.
The design is available in a 50-by-20-by-5mm package and maintains 4dBm output power and -82dBm receive sensitivity using a printed antenna.