Eleven Engineering Introduces "Chipcon Powered" Low Power Wireless Audio Modules Optimized for Headphones and Other Battery Operated Devices

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Today Eleven Engineering Incorporated announces the Squeak™ 1C digital wireless audio modules featuring XInC2™ are production ready.

Today Eleven Engineering Incorporated announces the Squeak™ 1C digital wireless audio modules featuring XInC2™ are production ready. The modules are optimized for low power operation with Chipcon's CC2400 transceiver and the XInC2 wireless processor from Eleven. In fact on a single charge, a 3.7 V Li-Ion battery with 660 mAh nominal capacity could power headphones with the Squeak 1C module for over 12 hours.

"In addition to its low power operation, a great innovation of Squeak 1C is its ability to support multiple receivers," said John Sobota, CEO of Eleven. "A portable music player equipped with Squeak 1C can deliver HiFi audio to multiple Squeak 1C headphones, communicating with each one using robust closed-loop RF."

"With its high throughput and low current consumption, the CC2400 is a perfect fit for wireless high quality audio application", said Karl Helmer Torvmark, Product Marketing Director, Consumer Electronics at Chipcon, "and we are very pleased that CC2400 has been selected by Eleven to give the Squeak 1C the best wireless performance and audio quality."

The small module, in a WHAM2 package, integrates the CC2400 2.4 GHz, 1.0 Mbps FSK radio transceiver built on CMOS technology and the XInC2 wireless audio processor with 8 hardware threads, baseband, DSP functionality, and low power operation. The modules can easily be configured for either analog or digital input/output. Additionally the receiver module can come integrated with a headphone amplifier. Squeak 1C is available in 10 and 30 meter indoor range options that easily avoid potential sources of interference in the over-crowded 2.4 GHz band using advanced error correction techniques and frequency hopping. Squeak 1C's variable radio output power make it an ideal solution for world-wide distribution including the Japanese market.

The Squeak protocol also incorporates a duplex control channel for transmitting commands to or from the receiver module. For example, the receiver module inside headphones can send track-control commands such as skip, pause, and play to an audio player with a transmitter module built in.

Eleven will be accepting orders for the Squeak 1C mass production modules featuring the CC2400 and XInC2 starting January 31, 2006. Additionally Eleven offers a full line up of evaluation kits, development kits and reference designs to enable manufactures and developers to rapidly deploy wireless audio system

About Eleven Engineering:

Founded in 1992, Eleven Engineering is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless baseband processors and digital wireless audio modules. Leveraging the multithreaded technology of its XInC™ family of wireless processors, Eleven has become a global leader in digital wireless audio. The Squeak product line of digital wireless audio modules ship in the WHAM2 form factor which is small and highly integrated to provide designers, developers, and manufactures with drop-in solutions for a wide range of wireless audio applications. All Squeak products employ Eleven’s unique adaptive frequency hopping algorithm; WFD (Walking Frequency Diversity) to deliver superior audio quality of service (QoS), even in the crowded 2.4 GHz band. Eleven also offers evaluation kits, development kits, reference designs, and engineering services to facilitate easy integration and reduce time to market. More information about Eleven and how to incorporate Eleven’s robust wireless solutions is available online at http://www.ElevenEngineering.com.

About Chipcon:

Chipcon is a leading international semiconductor company that designs, produces and markets high performance standard radio frequency integrated circuits (RF-ICs) for use in a variety of wireless applications in the 300 to 1000 MHz and 2.4 GHz frequency bands.

Chipcon targets both consumer electronics and home and building automation end markets and has strong positions both in proprietary and standards-based radio technologies.

Chipcon Group ASA is the parent company and holding company that controls the activities of its wholly owned subsidiaries Chipcon AS, Chipcon Inc. and Figure 8 Wireless Inc. Chipcon's products are distributed worldwide and we are represented at 55 locations in 31 countries.

For more information, visit Chipcon’s Web site at http://www.chipcon.com or call the company directly at +47 22 95 85 44.

Squeak 1C, XInC, XInC2 and their associtated logos are trademarks of Eleven Engineering Inc. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

Eleven Engineering Contact:

Marc Brulotte, Marketing Manager

Phone: +1 (780) 425-6511 x223

Chipcon Contact:

Vidar Bergli, Marketing Communications

Phone: +47 95 93 95 00

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