First IP vendor to achieve Wi-Fi certification for a complete MAC to RF WLAN solution Lustenau, Austria -- December 18th, 2007
-- Wipro-NewLogic, the semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) business unit of Wipro Technologies, is announcing that its WiLD IP VD4 reference platform has been Wi-Fi CERTIFIED for IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, WPA - Personal, WPA2 - Personal, WMM, IEEE 802.11d and IEEE 802.11h. The VD4 reference platform implements the Wipro-NewLogic WiLD MAC and Modem IP in an FPGA and uses a test chip for the WiLD Eagle radio IP. The platform was configured as an external adapter card connecting via a CardBus interface to a PC.
We are proud to be the first IP vendor to achieve Wi-Fi certification for a complete WLAN solution including the MAC, modem and radio, says Senthil Murugesan, Vice President and CEO at Wipro-NewLogic. Certification of our IP reference platform will make certification of an end product that uses the IP much easier, which reduces significantly the risk for our customers.
The WiLD IP provides a silicon-proven solution for designing a complete 802.11 WLAN interface. It is comprised of the MAC hardware and software, modem and the radio. The IP supports both the 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g as well as the 5 GHz 801.11a WLAN standards. Implementation of the 802.11d and 802.11h standards enables products that can meet world wide the regulatory requirements. Compliance with the Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) specification provides interoperable Quality of Service (QoS) and enhanced multimedia capabilities. The WiLD IP can be configured either for station or for access point mode.
Achieving Wi-Fi CERTIFIED status is a clear indication that Wipro-NewLogic is committed to interoperability and customer satisfaction, said Karen Hanley, senior director, Wi-Fi Alliance. This has become an important criteria to effectively compete in the enterprise and consumer markets.
The all CMOS radio makes the WiLD IP suitable for SoC integration as well as single-chip external devices. Alternatively, the MAC and Modem can be integrated into an all-digital device, since the radio has on-chip ADC and DAC and uses a digital interface to the modem. A license to do FPGA-only implementations of the MAC and modem is available, too. Target products include consumer electronics like digital still cameras or MP3 players, PC clients and access points, as well as industrial, automotive and aero-space applications.
Demonstrations of Wipro-NewLogics WiLD IP can be given worldwide at customers facilities or in the Wipro-NewLogic offices in Lustenau (Austria), Sophia-Antipolis (France), Munich (Germany) or India (Bangalore, Pune).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; thanks to its expertise in complex transceivers, its CMOS RF and its design services capabilities, Wipro has become the partner of choice to design digital, RF and mixed signal CMOS SoCs (system-on-chip).
Wipro-NewLogic's IP portfolio includes Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11), Bluetooth, Ultra WideBand (UWB), FireWire (IEEE1394) and USB. The IP cores consist of software, digital signal processing & algorithms, silicon proven CMOS radios (RF) and mixed-signal blocks such as AFEs, ADC/DACs, PLLs.
Complementing its IP, Wipro's services cover the design cycle of integrated circuits from A to Z, from feasibility studies to digital/analog/RF design, including the development of complete RF-plus-digital SoCs (system-on-chip) up to GDSII. Wipro also has the capability to take a chip design from GDSII to volume production, managing the entire supply chain to deliver packaged ICs to its customers.
For more information, visit www.wipro-newlogic.com About Wipro
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.
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