September 28, 2007 — Ithaca Business Journal Profiles MCCI
- March 9, 2011 — MCCI Introduces New Generation of Outlook Synchronization Tools
- March 9, 2011 — MCCI USB DataPump® 3.0 Ready for Embedded SuperSpeed Products
- February 23, 2011 — MCCI, HSIC, and MIPI in the News
- February 7, 2011 — NCM Means High Performance Networking
- January 25, 2011 — MCCI Handover Drivers Keep Connections Live
- January 12, 2011 — Prices Revised for USB-IF Compliance Testing
- January 6, 2011 — SuperSpeed USB and Power Management
- December 30, 2010 — USB-IF Compliance Testing Tips #2 - Pre-Compliance Testing
- December 8, 2010 — USB-IF Compliance Testing Tips #1 - Command Verifier (CV)
- October 20, 2010 — MCCI Launches Chinese Language Web Site
- September 27, 2010 — MCCI HQ Building Featured in Green Building Tour
- September 23, 2010 — USB Seminar in Tokyo
- September 14, 2010 — MCCI Software Gets Nod from Symwave and Fresco Logic
- September 7, 2010 — MCCI USB DataPump 3 Released to Embedded Product Developers
- August 30, 2010 — Terry Moore to Speak at TOYO Seminar
- August 30, 2010 — MCCI to Exhibit at Intel Developer Forum
- July 20, 2010 — MCCI Enjoys Success in Japan
- July 10, 2010 — MCCI-Japan Announces Seminar and Exhibit —Japanese-Language Press Release
- July 9, 2010 — Terry Moore Addresses Compact Flash Association
- June 29, 2010 — MCCI Gears Up for 2010 Wireless Japan
- June 16, 2010 — MCCI and Synopsys Demonstrate xHCI Success
- June 11, 2010 — MCCI Honored at MCPC Annual Award Ceremony
- June 3, 2010 — Meet with MCCI at the 30th Computex Taipei
- May 26, 2010 — MCCI and KDDI Deliver HD Experience in Next-Generation Set-Top Box
- May 3, 2010 — MCCI Corporation Opens Offices in Noida and Chennai
- April 26, 2010 — Verification Solutions
- April 5, 2010 — MCCI CEO Terry Moore Speaking at Denali Technical Seminar
- March 30, 2010 — MCCI Grows SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Software Products
- March 23, 2010 — SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference, Taipei
- March 23, 2010 — MCCI to Participate in Roundtable Discussion on System-Level Verification
- March 12, 2010 — MCCI in Synopsys Users Group Designer Community
- March 8, 2010 — EDN Covers MCCI SuperSpeed Product
- February 10, 2010 — MCCI Makes Abstract USB 3.0 API Specification Available
- February 8, 2010 — SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Phone/Media Player Device Demo
- January 28, 2010 — MCCI to Exhibit at USB-IF SuperSpeed Dev Con in Taipei
- January 13, 2010 — Synopsys and MCCI SuperSpeed Media Player Demonstration
- January 8, 2010 — MCCI Storage Driver at CES 2010
- January 5, 2010 — MCCI Showcases Fully Windows-Compatible SuperSpeed USB 3.0 xHCI Software
- January 3, 2010 — ASMedia and MCCI Partner for Reliable SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products
- December 22, 2009 — Tech On! Focuses on MCCI SuperSpeed Technology
- December 14, 2009 — MCCI Joins USB Tech Zone at 2010 International CES
- November 12, 2009 — MCCI - Synopsys IDF Demo Video
- October 14, 2009 —LeCroy USB 3.0 Developer Seminars
- October 8, 2009 — USB 3.0 Nikkei Electronics Seminar — Presentation
- September 29, 2009 — MCCI Showcases 270 MBps USB 3.0 System
- September 24, 2009 — MCCI Demonstrates SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Media Player with Synopsys DesignWare IP
- September 22, 2009 — Industry-Leading USB 3.0 Performance from MCCI and Symwave
- September 21, 2009 — MCCI USB 3.0 Demo at IDF Booth 825
- September 21, 2009 — MCCI Cited in EETimes Assessment of USB 3.0
- August 19, 2009 — USB-IF Network Control Model (NCM) Specification Approved
- August 17, 2009 — Chun-Yi Wang Named Senior Director of Engineering, Taiwan
- August 10, 2009 — SuperSpeed USB Developers Seminar
- August 4, 2009 — MCCI Gives Presentations at USB 3.0 Developer Seminars
- August 3, 2009 — MCCI Judith Cone Named Chief Operating Officer
- July 23, 2009 — "MCCI Day" at Wireless Japan 2009 Well Attended, Well Received
- July 21, 2009 —MCCI Exhibits at ExpoComm Wireless Japan 2009
- July 16, 2009 — Integrating SuperSpeed USB Technology on the Physical and Protocol Layers
- July 16, 2009 — ENCM Class Specification Now Available
- June 9, 2009 — Spotlight on MCCI at BusinessWeek
- June 8, 2009 — MCCI Helps Launch Synopsys System-Level Catalyst Program
- May 21, 2009 — Embedded Net Article Mentions MCCI SuperSpeed Protocol Stack
- May 20, 2009 — MCCI CEO Terry Moore Speaks at SuperSpeed USB Seminar
- May 19, 2009 — MCCI Announces USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Products
- May 14, 2009 — MCCI Exhibits at ESEC-Tokyo
- May 12, 2009 — MCCI Demos Next Generation Products at ESEC-Tokyo. English-language release. Japanese-language release.
- May 3, 2009 — MCCI Releases Windows 7 USB Host Drivers
- April 3, 2009 — MCCI Catena 1820 Now Available. MCCI Partnership with Renesas (Japanese). MCCI Partnership with Renesas (English).
- April 1, 2009 — MCCI Corporation Expands into Second Tompkins County Site
- March 19, 2009 — MCCI Featured in Mobile Dev & Design Article
- February 24, 2009 — MCCI Announces USB Host Software Stack for USB 3.0 xHCI Host Controller
- February 16, 2009 — Dual-Mode WiMax/3G Handsets Enabled by MCCI
- February 16, 2009 — MCCI Announces RMNet USB Class Drivers. Contact Sales.
- January 28, 2009 — MCCI Makes Presentation at MCPC USB 3.0 Seminar
- January 20, 2009 — MCCI Delivers CDC EEM USB Class Drivers. Contact Sales.
- January 16, 2009 — MCCI CEO Terry Moore Meets with Congressman Michael Arcuri
- November 18, 2008 — MCCI CEO Terry Moore Interviewed by LinuxDevices
- November 17, 2008 — MCCI and Synopsys to Accelerate USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Development
- November 17, 2008 — MCCI Endorses LeCroy Test Equipment
- November 13, 2008 — Synopsys Announces USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Development Partnership with MCCI
- November 11, 2008 — MCCI Test Lab Authorized to Test Wireless Products
- October 21-23, 2008 — MCCI and ST-Ericsson Demonstrate Native Mode WUSB Connectivity on a Samsung Mobile Phone Platform
- September 25, 2008 — MCCI and KDDI Deliver Wireless Convergence in the au BOX. Read the Japanese-language release here
- July 22, 2008 — MCCI Presents Wireless USB Seminar at ExpoComm/Wireless Japan.
- June 23, 2008 — MCCI Lab Announces Wireless USB Test Capability
- June 11, 2008 — MCCI Hosts PCCA Meeting "Advances in Ultra-Wideband and Wireless USB"
- May 29, 2008 — MCCI Demonstrates Multi-Function Wireless USB Embedded Device Software
- February 11, 2008 — MCCI Delivers Certified Wireless USB Embedded Device Software
"When you think of technological advancement and development, do you think about Ithaca, NY? Maybe you should," Katie Hudie states at the beginning of the Ithaca Business Journal
article about MCCI. Terrill Moore, CEO, talks about the technology and the business while Judith Cone, VP Operations, talks about the new building
and the employees it houses. Read the whole piece here
September 15 , 2007 — MCCI Open House Celebrates HQ Expansion
MCCI Corporate Headquarters (HQ) hosted nearly 150 visitors at an Open House
on Saturday, September 15. The HQ expansion, which added nearly 4,000 square feet to the original 1860 farmhouse, moved through three phases overseen by VP Operations Judith Cone, who also served as HQ Project General Contractor. Staff first moved into the addition in November of 2006. By spring 2007, renovation of the original part of the structure was completed. Finally, over the course of the summer, the trees, lawn, flowerbeds, and other plantings—some of them original to the property—came into their own. Doug Levine, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership & Public Relations, orchestrated a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation and MCCI's membership in the Chamber. Brochures distributed at the event include a guide to the grounds and
an overview of MCCI products and services.
May 7, 2007 — Second Generation MTP Media Player Firmware Raises the Bar
Handsets, media players, GPS navigation systems, and other devices are all incorporating multimedia capabilities such as music and video playback, camera functionality, and web browsing. Major automotive and consumer electronics manufacturers, content websites, Windows XP, and Windows Vista now support MTP-capable devices directly. In this dynamic and growing market, MCCI® recognizes the need to simplify the end user's experience by making it possible to unify access to all media content through a single user interface. The newest generation of MCCI MTP firmware achieves this by indexing all media content in a single database. Ready-to-use standard configurations and a flexible configuration methodology let OEMs differentiate via new format support, camera/video integration, and customized indexing and query generation. This framework makes it easy to reconfigure for multiple products.
In addition, MCCI has incorporated a high level of handset integration, including simultaneous call handling during media playback and synch. The high performance database is extremely reliable and recovers automatically from corruption. The database also defends itself against malicious content and malformed command exploits, which can be demonstrated and tested using MCCI tools. MTP shares many firmware components with PTP/PictBridge, so if both are required, the implementation is highly efficient. In summary, second generation MCCI MTP firmware provides a framework for OEMs to rapidly deliver differentiated, highly integrated MTP support.
March 30, 2007 — MCCI Grows Support Organization
MCCI announced today that Helge Niedert has joined the company in the newly created position of World-Wide Support Manager. Niedert is based in Europe, and comes to MCCI from NXP where he held a variety of engineering and management positions, including software manager for GSM, GPRS, UMTS, and TD-SCDMA development projects. "The continued growth of MCCI's business requires a customer support organization with a global presence that can address customer needs 24 hours a day," Niedert said. "We will be growing our already excellent support to the world-class level." In addition to his professional accomplishments, Niedert speaks a little Chinese, is a native speaker of German, and is fluent in English and French. "Helge is a very strong engineer, and we're pleased and excited that he's joined us," said Terry Moore, MCCI CEO.
January 23, 2007 — MCCI USB Class Drivers Certified for Vista
MCCI announced today that its Vista 32/64 bit and XP/64-bit drivers have passed Windows DTM (Driver Test Manager) Certification Testing. This milestone addition to MCCI's high performance PC host support adds Vista and XP/64 to our complete solution for complex, multi-function handsets. A simple, automated installation process covers Windows 98 to Windows Vista. MCCI can help OEMs through the branding, validation, signing, and certification process. For more information on the MCCI product line, visit USB Class Drivers
January 1, 2007 — Official Name Changed to "MCCI Corporation"
MCCI announced today that effective immediately the corporate name has officially been changed from "Moore Computer Consultants, Inc." to "MCCI Corporation." The older name reflects MCCI's legacy identity as a consulting firm. "Although there is often a consulting component in customer projects, MCCI is primarily a solutions provider, delivering a combination of proven products with engineering know-how for the complex systems that our customers develop," said Brian Meads, MCCI VP Marketing. "MCCI" is a registered trademark of MCCI Corporation.
October 10, 2006 -- MCCI Approved as PCMCIA ExpressCard Test House
MCCI and PCMCIA, the leading technology trade association for PC Card and ExpressCard technology, announced today that MCCI has been selected as the first US Test House to offer compliance testing for the ExpressCard Standard. MCCI is the second test house to be approved to test ExpressCard products, ensuring that they meet the Standard's requirements.
Compliant systems and modules are able to display the ExpressCard logo-an orange rabbit that tells consumers that ExpressCard products are interoperable, hot swappable and support plug'n'play. Compliant products are listed at the ExpressCard Resource Directory and Where to Buy pages at www.expresscard.org. Visitors can also sign up to be notified as ExpressCard modules become available.
"We are pleased to offer compliance testing for ExpressCard products," said Judith Cone, VP of Operations, MCCI. "We now offer ExpressCard developers a US-based alternative to certify their products as being ExpressCard interoperable. Over the past six years as a USB test house, we have proven that we have the testing experience that can help companies bring their ExpressCard products to market."
Read the press release at the PCMCIA ExpressCard Press site: http://www.expresscard.org/web/site/press.jsp.
For more information on MCCI's program, visit MCCI ExpressCard Compliance Testing
August 18, 2006 -- TD-SCDMA Interviews MCCI CEO Terry Moore
The TD-SCDMA Forum is an open, international body for promoting the global uptake of TD-SCDMA (Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) technology, which is a 3G mobile telecommunications standard being pursued in the People's Republic of China. TD-SCDMA is a 420-member organization in which Director-level membership is held by 16 members, including the Chinese Academy of Telecommunications Technology. MCCI joined the TD-SCDMA Forum in 2003 and is one of 23 senior member organizations.
"MCCI has supported the rapid development of TD-SCDMA during the last three years and believes that China's homegrown technology will be a great success....As HSDPA and other technologies come along, the world will move from a PC-centric world to a mobile, network-centric world," Terry Moore said. "TD-SCDMA will help bring the benefits of these developments to the Chinese market." MCCI expects to contribute by expanding its offerings in two directions: bringing more functionality to handsets (such as enhanced connectivity for media-player phones) and developing new ways to connect handsets (for example, Ultra Wideband, UWB). Read the entire interview with Terry Moore at the TD-SCDMA site: http://www.tdscdma-forum.org/en/zf/mcci.asp
June 30, 2006 -- MCCI Opens Engineering Office in Austin, TX
MCCI announced today that staff in Austin, TX have moved into a 1,100 square foot development office on Research Blvd. in the heart of Austin's technology corridor. Austin Director of Engineering Dan Repich has been working with the Austin Technology Council to recruit engineers for MCCI, and the presence of the new office will contribute positively towards that effort. Both MCCI and Repich expect the Austin team to grow rapidly to keep pace with new technology development.
May 9, 2006 -- MCCI Releases OTG Implementation
MCCI announced today that it has released its On The Go implementation. The USB OTG specification allows USB peripherals to communicate directly with selected other USB peripherals through a limited host capability. For example, it permits connectivity between a pair of MP3 players or a PDA and a cell phone. OTG devices are designed with low-power features to preserve battery life and a smaller USB connector than other standards-compliant USB devices. The MCCI USB OTG Development System combines an ARM9-based CPU platform, and OTG-capable silicon with MCCI USB DataPump® firmware, a real-time operating system, PC-based test software, and sample drivers.
May 4, 2006 -- New MCCI HQ Building Underway
MCCI announced today that framing for the expansion of its Ithaca headquarters is complete. In addition to creating needed additional office space, the 3,800 square foot addition will feature a redesigned reception area and expanded meeting facilities. The addition, designed by Ithaca architect Cheryl Thompson, complements the existing 2,000 square foot, 19th century farmhouse that has been MCCI's headquarters since 1995. However, the interior is contemporary and incorporates the latest in green technologies. When the addition is completed, the existing space will then be fully renovated. Construction is expected to be complete by summer of 2006. MCCI currently employs 25 people in its Ithaca office, and expects to grow to 30 by the end of 2006.
"MCCI's rapid growth in the last few years has really stressed our existing facilities," said Terry Moore, President of MCCI. "When the expansion is complete, we'll have all our Ithaca team in one state of the art facility, without having to give up the benefits of a great location in a natural setting."
April 28, 2006 -- MCCI Joins JEDEC
MCCI announced today that it has joined JEDEC (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council). Founded in 1960, JEDEC is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), a trade association that represents the electronics industry. The publications and standards that JEDEC generates are international in character. JEDEC is notable for its computer memory standards and standards for marking and labeling Pb-free components in support of RoHS legislation.
April 21, 2006 -- MCCI Releases MTP Stack
MCCI announced today that it has released its Media Transport Protocol implementation. MTP is a set of extensions to PTP (Picture Transport Protocol), originally developed by Microsoft as a transport to deliver online audio and video content to PCs, mobile devices, and IP-network connected devices. MCCI's MTP stack leverages the capabilities of the MCCI USB DataPump and adds MTP extensions to PTP, SIC, and the WMC (Wireless Mobile Communication) driver. MCCI has also written a number of customer-facing APIs that enhance the user experience.
January 6, 2006 -- MCCI Taiwan Office Opened
MCCI announced today that MCCI Taiwan has been registered and approved by the Republic of China's Ministry of Economic Affairs. MCCI Taiwan has opened a 1,000 square foot office on Fuxing N. Rd. in Taipei. The MCCI Taiwan team currently consists of four engineers and sales staff, and is expected to grow rapidly to keep pace with projected business growth in the region.
December 26, 2005 -- PictBridge Logo Certification to MCCI PBCamSim
MCCI® announced today that its digital camera simulator, PBCamSim, received PictBridge logo certification from CIPA. PictBridge is an industry standard that enables direct printing of photos from a digital still camera without the need to use a PC. MCCI uses PBCamSim as a certification test bed for the MCCI PictBridge software products, and as a development test tool connecting a PC equipped with an MCCI Catena® Card to a PictBridge-compatible printer. The PictBridge logo mark for PBCamSim provides assurance to camera phone OEMs that the MCCI PictBridge software products are 100% compliant with the PictBridge specification, and that logo certification for OEM products will be straightforward. The PictBridge standard and logo certification program is maintained by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA), an organization in Japan promoting the development of cameras, imaging instruments, and related software. MCCI has been a member of CIPA since February of 2005.
May 20, 2005 -- MCCI PTP Implementation Released
MCCI announced today that it had released its Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) implementation for the MCCI USB DataPump®
to its lead customers. Based on the MCCI USB DataPump, the PTP implementation allows multi-function devices to add image transfer support concurrently with other USB functions provided by the USB DataPump, such as modem, mass storage, networking, or device management. Although the first implementation targets USB and is designed to work with the MCCI Still Image Class protocol for the MCCI USB DataPump, the MCCI PTP implementation is message based and can work over any valid PTP transport.
Because the PTP implementation is transport-independent, it may also be used with USB data transfer frameworks provided by other vendors.
The MCCI PTP implementation is accompanied by automated test procedures and debug tools to simplify verification and regression testing.
Picture Transfer Protocol (also known by its official document title, PIMA 15470) was developed by the International Imaging Industry Association, I3A (http://www.i3a.org/
), formerly the Photographic and Imaging Manufacturers Association (PIMA).
April 15, 2005 -- MCCI Still Image Class implementation Released
MCCI announced today that it had released its Still Image Class (SIC) implementation for the MCCI USB DataPump
to its lead customers. The MCCI SIC implementation provides a complete, robust implementation of the USB-IF Still Image Class device specification for products based on the MCCI USB DataPump.
The product is implemented as a DataPump protocol module, which in turn uses MCCI's portable inter-process messaging library, and is intended to communicate with a separate Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) or PictBridge implementation task. This library can support a variety of operating systems, and is optimized to allow zero-copy implementations in situations where the DataPump task and the PTP task are running in the same address space, while allowing single-copy operation where the tasks are in separate operating systems or on separate machines.
April 8, 2005 -- MCCI Joins WiMedia Alliance
MCCI announced today that it had joined the WiMedia Alliance
as a Contributor. "MCCI has been actively involved in standards development in IEEE 802.15 and MBOA", said Terry Moore, MCCI's President. "WiMedia Alliance is one of the key organizations defining next generation wireless technologies. Because of our experience in cell phone interconnect technologies, we hope our perspective will be helpful in developing a standard that will be useful and practical in the widest variety of potential uses."
February 1, 2005 -- MCCI Joins CIPA
MCCI announced today that it had joined the Camera & Imaging Products Association
(CIPA). CIPA is an organization in Japan made up of members engaged in the production or distribution of silver halide cameras, digital cameras, and related devices, instruments and software. The organization was set up in July 2002 to deal with issues related to technology, environment, fair market competition and others, and to facilitate further growth of its members through research and information exchange.
"With the rapid advances in camera phones, and the importance of USB as a transport technology for cell phones, digital still cameras, and printers, it's natural for MCCI to become involved in this area," said Terry Moore, MCCI's President. "CIPA is a leading organization in this area, and we are happy that we are able to participate."
December 27, 2004 -- MCCI Joins MIPC
MCC announced today that it had joined the Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium
(MIPC). MIPC's mission is to drive standards for providing consumers with a simple and pleasant experience when printing images taken with camera phones and other mobile devices.
July 8, 2004 -- MCCI Provides USB Mass Storage drivers for Windows 98, 98SE
MCCI now offers USB Mass Storage drivers to support older versions of Windows. These drivers complement our cell phone products, and allow older Windows systems to take advantage of all the features of new multi-function megapixel camera phones. These drivers pass all the available WHQL tests from HCT version 9.5. Preinstall/uninstall support is provided using MCCI InstallRight Pro.
July 1, 2004 -- MCCI Certified for USB On-The-Go Testing
MCCI announced today that it had been approved to test products for full-speed USB On-The-Go (OTG) logo compliance. MCCI continues to be certified to cover all areas, other than cables, for which third-party USB testing has been approved.
For more information:
June 25, 2004 -- MCCI Ships Windows CE Drivers for USB Phones, Networking Devices
MCCI announced that its lead customer has shipped first product using the MCCI USB host drivers for Windows CE. Available drivers include support for MCPC GL-004/005 (FOMA) phones, USB to Ethernet converters, USB to serial converters using the MCCI VSP protocol, and CDC Abstract Control Model (ACM) cell phones. Target applications include car navigation systems, automatic teller machines, industrial controls, and Windows CE PDAs.
June 15, 2004 -- MCCI Announces USB DataPump support for Freescale i.MX1, i.MXL
MCCI announced today that it had made the first delivery of the USB DataPump supporting Freescale's i.MX1 and i.MXL processors. When combined with the USB DataPump, the i.MX1 and i.MXL USB hardware provide a stable, highly integrated platform for single and multi-function USB support. MCCI drivers and firmware make it easy to combine such functions as modem emulation, mass storage, device management, OBEX, and firmware update, with full standard compliance.
May 30, 2004 -- MCCI Joins SH-Mobile Consortium
MCCI announced that it has joined the SH-Mobile Consortium
established by Renesas Technologies to collaborate with Renesas to develop advanced USB solutions for cell phones using USB based on SH-Mobile application processors.
April 1, 2004 -- MCCI Opens Sales and Support office in Taipei, Taiwan
MCCI officially opened its seventh regional office today. Headed by Mr. Albert Lee, MCCI Vice President of Sales and Marketing, the office adds local sales and support capabilities for cell phone manufacturers in Taiwan and mainland China.
November 5, 2001 -- MCCI Certified for USB System Testing
MCCI announced today that it had been approved to test full-speed and low-speed USB host systems. This further extends MCCI's capabilities to cover all areas, other than cables, for which third party USB testing has been approved.
For more information:
October 24, 2001 -- MCCI Certified for USB High-Speed Device Testing
USB-IF announced today that MCCI had been approved to test USB 2.0 High Speed devices. In conjunction with MCCI's previous certification for low-speed and full-speed devices, this allows MCCI to offer a full range of USB logo testing services for device manufacturers.
September 17, 2001 -- MCCI Victim of Mistaken Identity
Many people heard a story on FoxNews about "NCCI Holdings", a company in Boca Raton, Florida. The story discussed NCCI Holding's prohibition on the display of the American flag at work
. Unfortunately, "NCCI" sounds a lot like "MCCI", and MCCI received numerous irate messages. MCCI has never had a policy against displaying the flag at the office. As New Yorkers, we share in everyone's feelings of dismay and grief at the recent events.
September 6, 2001 -- USB On-The-Go specification moves to public review
The USB Implementers Forum today announced that the USB On-The-Go Supplement
had moved to public review. The On-The-Go Supplement to the USB 2.0 specification allows mobile devices to communicate without the need for a host PC, by allowing a USB peripheral to have the following enhancements:
- Limited host capability to communicate with selected other USB peripherals
- A small USB connector to fit the mobile form factor
- Further reduced power requirements when acting as a host, compared to a full USB 2.0 host system
MCCI VP Architecture Paul Berg actively participated in the development of this specification. MCCI firmware will be extended to support On-The-Go devices.
Further information is available at the On-The-Go area
August 2001 -- WMC specification moves to public review
The Communication Device Class Wireless Mobile Communication ("WMC")
device subclass specification was promoted to public review status. This specification is expected to provide the standard framework for using USB to communicate between computers and 2.5G (GPRS)
and 3G (WCDMA
) cell phones. The specification was developed by the CDC committee of the USB Device Working Group
(DWG); MCCI's Paul Berg and Terry Moore have chaired the committee throughout the development cycle.
According to Terry Moore, MCCI's President, "Several companies, including MCCI, already have drivers and firmware to support the earlier MCPC
GL-005/005 specifications. However, these specifications are limited to providing data communication functions. The WMC specification adds the ability to use other standard device classes and operating system drivers together with the data communication facilities of the phone. The committee changed the specification to allow handset designers and users to leverage the great work that Microsoft and others have done for MP-3, mass storage and other device class support."
The specification is expected to be promoted to 1.0 level in Q4 2001.
MCCI plans to deliver an update of its current handset driver and firmware package as soon as the spec is given final approval by the DWG.
For reference material on 2.5G and 3G handsets, please consult the ITU website, which has a helpful discussion
of the various standards.)
July 2001 -- MCCI ships support for MCPC GL-004/005 Multifunction 3G Phones
MCCI announced first shipment of its fully integrated support for multifunction 3G cell phones supporting the MCPC GL-004/005 specifications. Firmware and drivers support handsets with concurrent access to Data/Fax services, OBEX synchronization, and handset data management.
For more information about MCPC, see www.mcpc-jp.org.
July 2001 -- MCCI adds USB Mass Storage protocol to the USB DataPump
MCCI further extended its industry-leading USB firmware stack to include a high-performance Mass Storage protocol.
June 2001 -- MCCI's Paul Berg becomes Chair of USB-IF Device Working Group
At the Chicago meeting of the USB-IF Device Working Group, Paul Berg was selected as the chair of the organization. "MCCI is proud to be able to support Paul in his continued contributions to the USB community," said Terry Moore, MCCI's President. "Like everyone in the industry, MCCI has benefited greatly from the efforts of the group over the last five years. Although open standards do not favor any company directly, the process allows everyone in the industry to profit from a larger market and better third-party support."
June 2001 -- MCCI Joins MDI-ng
MCCI has become a member of Mobile Data Initiative, next generation. MDI-ng is the new Wireless Internet Initiative formed by leaders of the wireless industry. Their objective is to identify and remove technical and market challenges and barriers to wireless connectivity for mobile devices and users. MDI-ng is backed by companies spanning telephonyand computing hardware and internet connectivity.
April 2001 -- MCCI Announces Driver Support for InSilicon 2.0 Host Solution
MCCI and InSilicon jointly announced that MCCI will provide USB 2.0 high-speed function driver support for systems using the InSilicon USB 2.0 Host Controller (InSilicon Press Release
March 2001 -- MCCI Introduces Wombat USB Firmware Development Environment
MCCI announced first deliveries of the MCCI Wombat™ USB Firmware Development Environment. The FDE includes a reference platform, with a 50 MIPS ARM-7 processor from Samsung (the 3C4510), and a Lucent/LSI USS820 USB interface.
The FDE ships with GCC, GDB, the MCCI USB DataPump
, and all the tools needed to install, build, download and test USB firmware within 30 minutes of unpacking the kit. The base FDE ships with a sample of protocols and test applications for USB, including serial port migration to USB. Additional device classes provided separately allow testing of multi-function devices combining HID, Mass Storage, CDC Networking, Remote NDIS (RNDIS), and W-CDMA
cell phone communication functions. Full drivers for Windows 98/ME/2000 are provided.
Features of the reference platform include AC-97 audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, 2 serial ports, 16 megabytes of SDRAM, 16 megabytes of NAND Flash memory, and 1 megabyte of NOR Flash memory for program storage.
January 2001 -- MCCI Supports Intel StrongArm SA-1110
MCCI has added support for the popular SA-1110
to the USB DataPump, as well as special extended features in the MCCI USB host driver family to take full advantage of the SA-1110 in communication and networking applications.
November 2000 -- MCCI Supports Motorola MPC850
The MCCI USB DataPump now fully supports the MPC850
USB Microprocessor from Motorola.
MCCI continues to expand its USB DataPump support to include the Motorola MPC850 PowerPC Microprocessor. The Motorola MPC850
is a "versatile, low cost, one-chip integrated microprocessor and peripheral combination that can be used in a variety of controller applications". The MPC850 provides a solution for USB Networking and Communications applications and when combined with the DataPump can reduce the USB development effort significantly.
November 2000 -- MCCI Supports Motorola MPC850
MCCI announced that the MCCI DataPump now fully supports the D12 USB Interface device
from ST-Ericsson. The D12 is a low cost USB interface chip that can be used with a variety of system microcontrollers to provide flexible USB peripheral solutions. Features like DMA support, a double buffering mechanism, low power consumption and high speed parallel interface, when combined with the MCCI DataPump, makes the D12 a reliable and stable USB solution for a myriad of device classes including printers,scanners, network peripherals and mass storage devices.
August 2000 -- MCCI is Certified as USB-IF Test Facility
In August of 2000 MCCI became certified as a USB-IF Test
facility. MCCI is now able to certify that customer's devices are compliant with the USB-IF device test requirements, and place compliant customer's devices on the Integrator's List.
August 2000 -- MCCI joins PCCA
In August of 2000, MCCI joined the Personal Computer and Communications Association (PCCA
), an association of wireless equipment manufacturers, service providers, and software vendors, focused on promoting communication among the various companies that are developing and implementing wireless communication technologies.
October 1999 -- Ericsson PipeRider A Success at Plugfest
MCCI USB DataPump & Communication Class Drivers are key
The results of the 1999 Taipei Plugfest are in. The Ericsson PipeRider, Ericsson's new cable modem designed with firmware from MCCI, passed the 1999 Taipei Plugfest with flying colors. This cable modem will be one of the first to allow true plug 'n' play through USB, using the MCCI USB DataPump and MCCI custom drivers. The modem will have full DOCSIS compliance using the USB Communication Device Class 1.1 Ethernet Control Model.
October 1999 -- MCCI Announces Broadcom Support
MCCI has announced that the MCCI USB DataPump now fully supports the BCM3310 CPU from Broadcom.
The BCM3310 is capable of handling all your networking needs and is based on the fast R3000 architecture. Combined with the MCCI USB DataPump this makes a reliable and stable backbone for networking devices.
October 1999 -- MCCI Announces USB DataPump support for pSOS
Now it is possible to combine the proven reliability and efficiency of the MCCI USB DataPump with one of the industry's most widely used real-time operating systems.