Palma Ceia SemiDesign announces Silicon-Proven IEEE 802.11ah HaLow Transceiver for Industry-Standard IoT Applications
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Palma Ceia SemiDesign announces Silicon-Proven IEEE 802.11ah HaLow Transceiver for Industry-Standard IoT Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 28, 2016 – Palma Ceia SemiDesignTM (PCS), a provider of analog and RF IP for next-generation WiFi, IoT and mobile communications, today announced silicon-proven transceiver IP for IEEE 802.11ah HaLow, targeting low-power, long-range Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. The transceiver’s characteristics meet the specifications for IEEE 802.11ah HaLow, a new standard developed to extend the range of traditional WiFi at significantly reduced power and to support a large number of connected devices. The Palma Ceia IEEE 802.11ah HaLow transceiver provides the bandwidth and power consumption requirements of a new generation of IoT and mobile devices, where battery life and extended range are prerequisites for successful deployment. Palma Ceia’s IEEE 802.11ah HaLow Transceiver IP is designed for easy integration and verification in SoC designs where reliable performance and low unit costs replace expensive power-consuming alternatives. 

“Completing a first-pass silicon-proven IP offering of IEEE 802.11ah HaLow is a signal to the market that this new low-power, long-range, WiFi standard is ready for deployment. This accomplishment establishes Palma Ceia as the IP leader and first mover for next-generation WiFi chipsets,” said James E. Flowers, co-founder & chief operating officer of Palma Ceia. “The IEEE 802.11ah HaLow Transceiver IP is available on TSMC’s 40nm LP process, targeted for IoT applications.” 

The IEEE 802.11ah HaLow WiFi standard operates in the sub-1-gigahertz (900MHz) band. 802.11ah HaLow is intended to support extended-range Wi-Fi and IoT. The new standard defines operational characteristics from the ground up for extended range, power efficiency and scalable operation. The IEEE 802.11ah HaLow standard supports mandatory and global bandwidth modes, which open up new use cases for connecting devices in the home, metered smart city grids, factory automation, vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure and any low-power sensor network requiring long-range, low-power operation. 

Palma Ceia SemiDesign has packaged the transceiver as hard IP (GDSII) complete with a User/Integration Guide. A test board is available and can be linked to an FPGA for systems testing and validation. A full characterization report is available for review.

To discuss potential partnerships for deploying Palma Ceia’s IEEE 802.11ah HaLow transceiver, contact Palma Ceia via email at Email Contact. For more information about the IEEE 802.11ah HaLow transceiver, contact Email Contact

About Palma Ceia SemiDesign

Palma Ceia SemiDesign (PCS) is a provider of Communication IP for next-generation WiFi and mobile applications, targeting analog and RF solutions for mixed-signal SoCs. With a focus on emerging standards, PCS supports the design of high-performance devices for broadband, wireless, medical and automotive applications. PCS solutions are differentiated by low-power, high-performance designs and ease of integration. With headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the company has design operations in McKinney, Texas, and sales and support in China, Israel, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Visit Palma Ceia SemiDesign on the web at

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