MindTree's technology adds extensive wireless capabilities to multi-media and automotive reference designs from ADIHannover, Germany, March 10, 2006
– MindTree Consulting, a world leader in Bluetooth silicon and software IP, announced at the CeBIT international show that its v2.0+ EDR Bluetooth protocol stack and application profiles are delivering wireless capabilities within Analog Devices’ Blackfin-based Portable Media Player (PMP) and Hands Free Car Kit reference (HFCK) platforms.
As part of the Analog Devices’ Blackfin platforms, MindTree’s Bluetooth technology enables features such as hands free calling, accessing and synchronizing phone book contacts, transferring photos wirelessly, transferring GPS data for navigation purposes, and using the mobile phone as a dial-up modem for Internet connectivity, on the PMP and HFCK platforms.
Analog Devices General Manager, Software and Systems Technology Group, Mikhael Haidar, said, “Blackfin processors can run multimedia, communications, and control software equally well. Our reference designs capitalize on this unique capability…MindTree provides a mature and proven technology solution for our next-generation, feature-rich PMP and HFCK platforms. With the phenomenal growth of hands-free wireless devices for the worldwide automotive market over the last year, and the explosive growth of personal entertainment devices, we are confident our Blackfin platforms will deliver high-performance infotainment solutions for our consumer and automotive electronics OEM and ODM customers.”
The automotive market is also demanding newer wireless applications such as car diagnostics sent wirelessly to a mechanic’s terminal, MP3 or video file transmission to portable units, rear seat entertainment from a media player-cum-hands-free kit in a car or larger automobile, personal area networking allowing passengers to play multiplayer games, and data synchronization between an in-car unit and handhelds. At CeBIT, Stall 9 Floor B22 Hall 8, MindTree will demonstrate its comprehensive suite of Bluetooth application profiles qualified with the upper layer Bluetooth protocol stack for version 2.0 + EDR, on the Analog Devices’ HFCK and PMP platforms.
MindTree Executive Vice President and CTO, R&D Services, Vinod Deshmukh said, “I am glad that Analog Devices has chosen MindTree for their PMP and HFCK reference-design platforms, a decision that underscores our strong product and service portfolio in wireless technology. I am confident that, together, Analog Devices and MindTree can address the advancing product requirements of automotive and consumer electronics makers and, ultimately, meet the needs of demanding consumers.”
MindTree Research has invested over 300 person years in Bluetooth technology. It offers one of the most complete suites of Bluetooth-based solutions in the industry, which includes the EtherMind™ 2.0 Upper Layer Stack and Profiles, and the BlueWiz™ 2.0 ready Baseband Controller.
MindTree Research focuses on building MindTree’s competence in the short range wireless technology domain with a view to create licensable building blocks that help customers achieve cost and time-to-market benefits.
MindTree Research is part of MindTree’s R&D Services business which combines expertise in semiconductor IP, hardware and software to offer complete product realization services. MindTree addresses the needs of 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. About MindTree Consulting
MindTree Consulting is an international IT services company with development centers in India and the U.S. The Company provides end-to-end project execution through a hybrid delivery model called OneShore™.
With clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to enterprise software organizations, MindTree delivers global technology solutions and outsourced R&D services to innovative technology leaders around the world.
MindTree has been named the leading service provider in the “Human Capital Development” category by Global Services magazine. MindTree was also among the top 10 leading service providers worldwide on the publication’s inaugural 2006 Global Services 100 ranking. MindTree has been ranked among the world’s top 100 outsourcing service providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. MindTree has been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in India by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India” program. MindTree has been ranked among the “Best Companies to Work for in 2005” in the Business Today-Mercer-TNS study. MindTree has also been ranked among the “Great Places to Work” for the second consecutive year in 2005 in studies conducted by Grow Talent Company and Businessworld, and as one of the “Best Employers in India” for the second consecutive year in 2004 by Hewitt Associates. MindTree is also the world's youngest company to be assessed at Level 5 in both CMMi and P-CMM. For more information, please visit www.mindtree.com