Bangalore, August 22, 2005
- MindTree Consulting, a leading provider of Bluetooth® technology Intellectual Property (IP) and solutions, has launched its UWB Program aimed to create licensable cores of the MAC and digital PHY layers of the UWB wireless technology.
“Until now, our continued focus and leadership in Bluetooth wireless technology has helped us offer the best and latest solutions to our customers to achieve their design goals. Now, our UWB program aligned with the WiMedia Alliance has taken off and we will have elements that can be showcased as early as January 2006. This is a time-bound and resource-committed program and we will drive the same to deliver robust, standards compliant and tested, licensable building blocks to our customers and partners,” said S. Janakiraman, President and CEO, R&D Services, MindTree. He further commented, “We will continue to strongly invest in on UWB and Bluetooth technology as we go forward and will look to leverage MindTree’s all-round product realization capabilities in the short-range wireless domain.”
UWB wireless technology will enable multimedia equipment such as a DVD player to wirelessly ‘talk’ to a user’s television set and audio system to beam high-definition video and audio, liberating the home entertainment system completely from wires. With the ability to support data rates at 480 mega bits per second in the 1 to 10 meter range, low transmitter power and low cost of implementation, UWB is the latest addition to the exciting world of wireless personal area network technology (WPAN).
“MindTree is keenly looking forward to working with silicon players in the UWB space for collaborative efforts in development, certification and marketing. We believe this will accelerate the proliferation of this exciting technology, help reach early standards agreement and certification for technology and products, and build the base for sound market exposure”, said MindTree’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of R&D Services, Vinod Deshmukh. He added, “MindTree has demonstrated that such partnerships and key alliances has been beneficial for silicon majors to reduce time-to-market, build flexibility and options in their offering, and deliver fully tested and robust products to delight customers.”
MindTree’s R&D Services combines expertise in semiconductor IP, hardware and software to offer complete product realization services. MindTree addresses the needs of the Communication, Wireless, Industrial Automation and Consumer Appliances industries to create their next generation products backed by strong domain expertise in ASIC / SoC Design, IP development, board, system and embedded software development. MindTree’s licensable technologies help customers to achieve cost and time-to-market benefits. MindTree offers one of the most complete suites of Bluetooth-based solutions in the industry, which includes the EtherMind™ 1.2 Upper Layer Stack and Profiles, and the BlueWiz™ 1.2 Baseband Controller, and is slated to soon announce the availability of its Bluetooth technology 2.0 EDR offering.
MindTree’s UWB program would offer UltraWiz MAC/ digital PHY, along with other software IPs that are fully compliant to WiMedia specifications and supports a maximum data rate of 480 mbps. The UltraWiz digital PHY IP may be easily integrated with WiMedia compatible Analog Front End (AFE) and RF blocks.
MindTree has sold more than 25 licenses of its IP in the last four years and its Bluetooth technology silicon and software IP is shipped as a standard embedded option in the products of global silicon vendors. About MindTree
MindTree Consulting is an international IT company that delivers affordable business and technology solutions through global software development. Co-headquartered in Somerset, NJ and Bangalore, India, the company approaches technology initiatives in a business context, with the industry knowledge of a seasoned management team and employees exceptionally skilled in technology, business analysis and project management. MindTree Consulting develops applications to help companies enhance their enterprise operations. The company also delivers R&D services and designs re-usable building blocks for hi-tech companies. MindTree is the world's youngest company to be assessed at Level 5 in both CMMi and P-CMM. MindTree has been ranked among the top five Great Places to Work in 2004 in a study conducted by Grow Talent Company and Businessworld. MindTree has also been rated as one of the Best Employers in India for the second consecutive year in 2004 by Hewitt Associates. Please visit www.mindtree.com
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