Showcasing Wireless Connectivity between Mobile Devices and PC: Wipro-NewLogic’s Wireless USB Device and Embedded Host MAC IP Core with Alereon WiMedia PHY Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas – January 8, 2007
– Wipro-NewLogic, the world leader in the sale of wireless Intellectual Property (IP) cores, today demonstrated its Dual Role Device (DRD) MAC IP core with the AL4000 WiMedia PHY from Alereon, Inc., the ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and Certified Wireless USB solutions.
Based on Certified Wireless USB Technology from the USB Implementers Forum (USBIF), Wipro-NewLogic’s DRD MAC IP core acts as Wireless USB Device as well as Wireless USB Embedded Host.
For the demo, one Wireless USB setup is configured as Embedded Host MAC (attached to a PC), the second is configured as a Device MAC (attached to a mobile handset). With this setup images and files are transferred through Wireless USB protocol. The device has been implemented as per Wireless USB Device Test Specification Rev 1.0.
“We have a proven history of standards-compliant IP and we sought out a partner with equally high standards. We selected Alereon as our partner because of its technical performance, business synergy and compliance with WiMedia specification,” said A Vasudevan, Vice-President, VLSI/Systems, Wipro Technologies. “Along with the Intellectual Property (IP) core development, we put a lot of stress on interoperability and use-case testing to ensure first time Silicon and product success to our customers. This is highlighted by interoperating with leading UWB PHY from Alereon and demonstration of WUSBCV testing. Our Wireless USB MAC IP offering combined with our services strength will help to strengthen the growing Wireless USB eco-system with ready-to-manufacture Intellectual Property offerings.”
“We are pleased to work with Wipro-NewLogic, and to have our technology demonstrated at CES,” said Eric Broockman, founder and CEO of Alereon. “The AL4000 PHY has been in production for over 6 months, and as such provides a solid platform for Wipro-NewLogic to use for their testing. Wipro-NewLogic provides a high level of quality, fully compliant and highly integrated IP solutions, so we anticipate great success with our partnership.”
Wipro-NewLogic’s Wireless USB DRD MAC is based on its silicon proven WiMedia based MAC. The same Intellectual Property core can be used to develop other Ultra Wideband offerings, including WiNET, Bluetooth over UWB and Wireless 1394. Along with complementary offerings in Bluetooth 2.0 and IEEE 1394 IPs, Wipro-NewLogic is ready to support varied Ultra Wideband requirements of its customers.
Wipro-NewLogic’s demonstrations can be seen at booth 13544 in the WiMedia Techzone in the Central Hall at CES 2007. About Wipro-NewLogic
Wipro-NewLogic is a leading Semiconductor Design Services Provider and supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) cores for complex wireless and wireline applications; these include Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11), Bluetooth, Ultra WideBand (UWB) and IEEE1394 (FireWire). The portfolio of IP cores also contains Software, silicon proven Wireless LAN multiband Radio module and Mixed-Signal Blocks such as AFEs, Synthesizers, PLLs. The services span over Digital, Analog / Mixed-Signal / RF based SoC (System-onchip) Design, including specialized support for IP Customization, SoC and System Integration, ASIC Backend, Reference Design Development, Prototype Testing, Firmware Development, Application Development and Software Porting.
Wipro-NewLogic is the world leader in the sale of IEEE1394, WLAN and Bluetooth IPs. For more information, please visit http://www.wipro-newlogic.com
Wipro-NewLogic is a subsidiary of Wipro Limited. About Alereon, Inc.
Alereon, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company using revolutionary ultrawideband (UWB) radio technology to develop high-bandwidth, low-power, low-cost Wireless USB and WiMedia UWB chipsets that are ideal for today’s portable products, like digital cameras, mp3 players and cell phones. Our mission is to replace the complex tangle of wires that interconnect today's electronic devices with wireless links. For more information, please visit http://www.alereon.com
. About Wipro
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