SoC designers can now leverage Redpine’s proven Wi-Fi chipsets and systems experience to develop their own solutions for mobile, networking and M2M markets
- Extensive portfolio of wireless technology including ultra-low-power 802.11abgn/ac (Wi-Fi) supporting three MIMO streams, Bluetooth 4.0, ZigBee to enable SoC developments in multiple markets.
- New IP offerings work seamlessly with Redpine’s own RF front-end and Wi-Fi certified software stack, and make the target SoC a deployable product.
- Reference design is based on Redpine’s own silicon for faster software development.
- Backed by a patent portfolio spanning over a decade of research in OFDM/MIMO technologies.
- Expert support during certifications for compliance and regulatory needs.
Santa Clara, Calif -- October 30, 2012 -- ARM TechCon – Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-low-power and high-performance multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, today announced its full suite of wireless technologies (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee ) is now available for SoC integration. The portfolio includes 802.11abgn 1x1 through 802.11abgn/ac 3x3; BT 4.0 ad ZigBee, which will all be demonstrated at booth-10 at the ARM TechCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 30.
When integrating wireless IP into a SoC, the cost effectiveness of the end solution is determined by comparing the cost of an off-the-shelf chipset. In addition, broader wireless IP licensing requires the licensor to have full ownership of the constituent components of the total system solution RF transceiver, power amplifier, certified software stack, and field experience of selling and supporting wireless chipsets to make it viable for the licensee to develop and deploy the end product successfully.
With the licensing of the full suite of wireless solutions from Redpine, integrators will have a faster time to market, and much lower cost. The reference design available to SoC developers is based on Redpine’s own silicon for faster software development, so they have all the essential elements of the Redpine system. Also, IP cores nowallow easy SoC integration for application processors, network processors and MCUs, and are designed to keep portability across multiple fabs and technology nodes. In addition, expert support will be available from Redpine during certifications for compliance and regulatory needs, ensuring the products are ready to go to market.
“Redpine has proven through its product business that it understands the interactionbetween wireless hardware and software, and the company also understands the design tradeoffs for optimizing wireless solutions to meet the target price, power and performance,” said Scott Gardner, Analyst of The Linley Group. “By opening up its suite of wireless technologies to SoC integrators, Redpine will help its licensees keep up with this relentless pace of wireless innovation.”
Redpine has been developing wireless technology since 2001 and created many of the industry’s first products for mobile, networking and M2M markets, including the 802.11abgn SoCs and certified wireless modules products. From the beginning, Redpine has focused on creating highly differentiated wireless technology, demonstrating its strengths by introducing ultra-low power and high performance 802.11abgn in 2007 and single-chip simultaneous dual-band 11abgn/ac technology in 2012. In addition, Redpine’s technology differentiations are backed by over 45 awarded patents in OFDM/MIMO/low power/multi-thread processing.
“Experience of wireless product deployment is critical to becoming an IP supplier,” said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. “Our history of supporting over 1,000 customers in the M2M space over ten years and expertise in licensing the wireless IP to credible mobile silicon players will help bring new wirelessinnovations to the market.”
About Redpine Signals, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Again, in 2009 Redpine pioneered the adoption of self-contained 802.11n modules into the then emerging M2M market. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments including industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC, and smart energy. Its technology portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n, 802.11ac, BT4.0 and mobile WiMax (802.16e). The company has more than 150 employees worldwide.