Marvell's Breakthrough mPrint Wi-Fi Module Enables Seamless Mobile Cloud
Printing for Millions of Existing Printers
Marvell's affordable USB plug-in Wi-Fi Module allows consumers to easily print
content from their Smart mobile devices anytime, anywhere
LAS VEGAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013
LAS VEGAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) announced the Marvell®
mPrint Wi-Fi Module. The mPrint Module is a low-cost, plug-in adapter that
enables consumers to add a broad range of wireless connectivity and mobile
printing functionality to any printer. More cloud content is accessed on Smart
mobile devices today than ever before but until now, consumers have been
unable to utilize their existing print infrastructure using their mobile
devices. The mPrint module allows consumers to easily print their content from
their Smart mobile devices on existing printers, reducing waste and preserving
their investment in existing printers and consumables. By enabling a simple
and seamless mobile cloud printing experience, Marvell continues its
leadership in giving consumers anytime, anywhere access to their content in
"I believe that Marvell is revolutionizing the mobile cloud printing industry
with our new mPrint Module. The mPrint Module at once brings billions of
legacy printers back to life with a seamless mobile cloud printing experience
for today's 'Smart technology' savvy consumers so that they can now quickly,
easily and affordably print their content, from photos to movie tickets to
presentations, anywhere from their Smart mobile devices," said Weili Dai,
Co-Founder of Marvell. "I am very proud of our engineers for their foresight,
innovation and contribution to the new era of the digital lifestyle."
Many existing printers pre-date Wi-Fi technology or do not support the
evolving standards for printing from mobile devices. The mPrint Module
supports traditional computing hardware such as laptops and desktops through a
USB passthrough mode implemented in the module. iOS-, Android- and
Windows-based mobile devices connect to the module over Wi-Fi – allowing
customers to easily print their mobile content.
The mPrint Module features:
oMarvell Avastar^® 88W8782 system-on-chip (SoC), a highly integrated
low-power chip featuring 802.11 wireless radio, baseband, MAC, CPU,
memory, host interface and implicit TX beamforming technology.
oMarvell's 88PA6110 low-cost printer SoC, which includes a 600MHzARM
Cortex-R4 CPU and other integrated features to enable a low-cost bill of
oMarvell's mPrint Platform with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct technology.
The module extends Marvell's mPrint Platform and is forward-compatible with
evolving mobile print standards and printer platforms. The mPrint Module will
be available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) participating in
Marvell's mPrint Driver Integration Program, ensuring the platform supports
popular consumer printer brands, and through managed service providers.
Marvell will showcase the mPrint Module at CES, at the Las Vegas Convention
Center, January 8-11, 2013, in booth No. 31423, located on the upper level of
South Hall 3.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon
solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications
to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content
delivery, Marvell'sdiverse product portfolioaligns complete platform designs
with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At
the core of powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell
empowers partners and their customers toalways stand at the forefront of
innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world
with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social,
private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human
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