Computer & Peripherals

Wireless Mouse Transmitter

Inside every wireless mouse is a RF (Radio Frequency) transmitter that encrypts the movement and control status of the mouse, and transmits the data to the computing device. Such transception is typically achieved through two types of RF technologies – 2.4GHz or Bluetooth.

Unlike its Bluetooth opponent, the proprietary 2.4GHz technology does not need to comply with the tightly controlled international standards. This portrays a fully customizable design that offers better flexibility, better optimization of spectrum, faster packet transmission and speedy awakening from sleep-mode capabilities that are highly desirable for performance-focused mouse applications. However, in order for this self-defined mechanism to work, the 2.4GHz mouse transmitter must be paired with specific USB dongles to realize data communication. For users who need to work across different computer/laptop/tablet work stations or do not wish to carry dongles around, Bluetooth wireless mice can be a highly convenient option to offer universal connectivity across various Bluetooth enabled computing devices.

Being the world’s leading mouse IC provider, PixArt provides advanced RF solutions in both 2.4GHz protocol and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. To accommodate diversified application requirements, our 2.4 GHz SoC products can come in either the most basic RF functionality, or in highly integrated mouse sensor package. These quality RF IC designed in low-power infrastructure (may come with current consumption of as low as 1.8mA) could effectively lengthen the operation time for wireless mice.

On the other hand, PixArt’s Bluetooth SoC products are in full compliance with the international Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 standards, and are designed to work across a wide range of communication interfaces. For applications that pursue ultimate low power consumption and high interface compatibility, PixArt’s Bluetooth featured products are sosimply too good to be missed.

To find out more information about our RF products for wireless mouse applications, please visit the related product pages to the left.

Wireless Keyboard Transmitter

After enjoying wireless mice for a while, some may starting to add fancy wireless keyboards to their wish list. Just like wireless mice, wireless keyboards could achieve wireless connectivity through proprietary 2.4GHz or Bluetooth technologies. With the appropriate development, the 2.4GHz SoC transmitters inside wireless keyboards could pair with a receiving dongle that is responsible for continuously feeding keyboard status to the connected computing devices

On top of our day-to-day fight to work with the limited USB ports on the workstation, it is probably worse to know that the 2.4GHz type transmission are generally not interoperable among different suppliers. This means a user could easily run out of USB ports if he/she decides to add a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard on top of an existing 2.4GHz wireless mouse made by a different supplier. In this situation, Bluetooth wireless keyboard can become a lifesaver since it requires no physical port connectivity and also allows the user to utilize the keyboard on other Bluetooth enabled devices such as tablets and mobile phones.

PixArt offers high quality single-chip SoC for both proprietary 2.4GHz protocol and Bluetooth low-power technology. The 2.4GHz transmitter PAR2460 could pair seamlessly with receiver PAR2402 to provide convenient and quality wireless connection. For Bluetooth, the power-saving, highly efficient and well supported single-chip SoC PAR2801 is designed to provide the competitive edge for those who seek to comply with Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 standards.

To find out more information about the relevant RF and Bluetooth products, please visit the related product pages to the left.

Dongle (Receiver)

PixArt’s wireless receiver dongle is developed to pair with our wireless RF transmitter for the best transmission experience ever. Our 2.4GHz wireless receiver has not only integrated RF capability, 8051 microprocessor and USB 2.0 interface, its built-in MTP could greatly enhance the flexibility in function setting and also optimizes RF connectivity.

To find out more information about our wireless receiver technology, please visit the related product page to the left.

Data Transmission/Transparent Transmission

As smartphones and wearable devices become universal, applications adopting Bluetooth connectivity are gaining great popularity. Other than the Bluetooth mouse and Bluetooth keyboard applications that we see from time to time, one of the major Bluetooth applications is allowing small amount of data to be passed between two electronic devices for data transmission or control purposes.

This small amount of data communication between two Bluetooth-enabled devices is called transparent transmission. It is aimed to pass data between two devices in a wireless, convenient and timely manner. There are many examples of such transmission around our everyday lives, including transmitting our weight data from weight scales to smartphones for recording purposes, and passing SPO2 information detected from our wearables to our smartphone’s health management app for further analysis.

PixArt’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) single-chip SoC fully complies with the international Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 standard and is highly suitable for all kinds of transparent transmission applications. Its IC and module are both certified with Bluetooth BQB to facilitate further development and certification processes.

To find out more information about our Bluetooth Low Energy technology, please visit the related product page to the left.

**DISCLAIMER** Images on this page are legitimately downloaded from image supply websites and thereafter posted on our company website. Nothing herein shall be, expressed or implied, considered that the articles displayed on these images are made by our company; nothing herein shall be, expressed or implied, considered that the entities making these articles displayed on these images are our company's customers or have any business relationship with our company.