Redpine Signals, Inc. 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 now allow 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 interaction between 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 wireless innovations to the market.”
For more information on Redpine products, visit http://www.redpinesignals.com/ 
November 1, 2012