Kyocera Corporation announced the introduction of RB06, the world's smallest class-size Bluetooth radio frequency (RF) module for CDMA mobile phones. Measuring only 5.0x4.0x1.4mm, the module features outstanding reception and low power consumption during sending and receiving of RF signals. RB06 embeds the Broadcom BCM2004 Bluetooth radio chip, providing full Bluetooth support that enables wireless connectivity between CDMA mobile phones and other wireless devices such as PCs, home electronics, and automotive telematics.
Broadcom designed and developed the BCM2004 Bluetooth radio chip, specifically to interface with Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem (MSM) baseband systems for third generation (3G) CDMA devices. Kyocera's Bluetooth RF module RB06 incorporates the BCM2004 Bluetooth radio chip to optimize the function of the module for Qualcomm's MSM solutions.
RB06 has been officially certified as being compliant with Bluetooth version 1.1 and 1.2 by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
The Kyocera RB06 will be produced in volume starting April 2004 with a quantity of 500,000 units per month in Kyocera's Kagoshima Kokubu plant, one of Kyocera's largest facilities for electronic components in Japan.