Zarlink Semiconductor (Ottawa, ON, Canada) has announced that its custom radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuit (IC) is being used in Given Imaging’s PillCam Colon 2 camera capsule for wireless examination of the colon. Given Imaging, which is based in Yoqneam, Israel, launched the device at Gastro 2009 in London and plans to begin marketing it in Europe in 2010. (PillCam Colon 2 is not approved for use in the United States.) PillCam Colon 2 is a smooth, plastic capsule that can be easily swallowed by users without requiring sedation, intubation, air insufflation, hospitalization, or radiation. The capsule contains tiny cameras at each end, a light source, and Zarlink’s ultralow-power RF transceiver. Zarlink’s RF chip transmits images from the PillCam Colon 2 to an external data recorder as the vitamin-sized capsule passes naturally through the patient’s colon. Zarlink’s RF technology is already used in Given Imaging’s PillCam SB video capsules for visualizing the small bowel.