Two experts in highly optimized, power-efficient semiconductor IP for WiMAX and emerging wireless standards will offer joint solution combining baseband processor firmware and MAC layer plus protocol stacks as a complete wireless technology package for system-on-chip developers
Linköping, Sweden -- January 14, 2008 -- Coresonic AB, a provider of leading-edge baseband processor technology optimized for next generation multimode wireless modems, has announced a joint marketing agreement with SySDSoft, Inc., a leading provider of embedded software for the wireless broadband market, to promote and market each other's complementary technologies as complete packaged solutions to mobile device developers and manufacturers.
Rick Clucas, CEO of Coresonic, said, "The significance of this agreement is the benefit it provides to the many chip designers we are talking to who have little wireless technology expertise, because their focus may be on an unrelated area such as video; between our two companies, we'll provide a complete package comprising the world's most area and power efficient next generation baseband processor with PHY firmware, MAC layer and protocol stacks, allowing an OEM or ODM to quickly integrate a WiMAX or other IEEE802.16-based system-on-chip into their product. Customers can come to either company for this complete package, giving them a single contact point for support and development."
Khaled Ismail, president and founder of SySDSoft, added, "Between us, we have a wealth of expertise in the latest and emerging wireless standards, with the most optimized semiconductor IP solutions for wireless modems and broadband: Coresonic with their extremely power efficient baseband processor core which is programmable for multiple standards, and SySDSoft with our efficient, highly modular MAC layer which is easily portable to various processors and operating systems. In a market where the end-user demands battery-saving products but still require high performance from their latest generation gadgets, we provide our OEM and ODM customers with an ideal solution to quickly get to market by incorporating our pre-packaged wireless solution."
SySDSoft designs state-of-the-art baseband and RF/analog circuits for the growing wireless broadband market, with a product portfolio covering a variety of technologies such as WiMAX, WiFi, Bluetooth, and wireless USB. Its IP cores can also be implemented in the latest generation of mobile WiMAX IEEE 802.16-e/WiBro wave 2-compliant MAC for mobile devices.
Coresonic's LeoCore technology complements this with a unique patented architecture which is the most power and area efficient licensable baseband processing technology available today, optimized for wireless multimode modems. Available as a flexible, programmable solution, it allows system-on-chip designers to simply and rapidly add next generation modem capabilities to their designs, supporting 4G and multiple radio standards, including WiMAX, LTE, WiFi, UMB, DVB-T/H, ISDB-T, T-DMB, DAB+ and HD radio.
The initial focus of this collaborative effort is on producing a WiMax demonstrator, and the companies intend to add WiFi and Bluetooth support to meet customer needs.
Coresonic AB delivers the most silicon and area efficient solutions for next generation modem applications enabling its customers to quickly add WiMax, LTE, DVB-T/H, ISDP-T, T-DMB, DAB or 802.11 functionality to their own products. This is achieved using the company's unique patented programmable baseband processor technology optimized for WiMAX and 4G wireless modems. Proven in silicon and delivered as semiconductor intellectual property, its patented LeoCore multimode modem technology can be rapidly integrated with the supplied protocol specific firmware to meet rapidly changing wireless standards as they evolve for all types of mobile wireless devices - from mobile phones and PDAs to wireless networking and digital broadcasting. Founded in 2004 from the research center Stringent at Linköping University, Sweden, Coresonic is headquartered in Sweden. Read more at www.coresonic.com.
SySDSoft, Inc. is a leading supplier of fixed and mobile WiMAX embedded software based on the IEEE 802.16 standard. SySDSoft offers chip manufacturers the ability to integrate their PHY with a high performance, embedded medium access control solution to form an integrated SoC for the mobile WiMAX chipset market. SySDSoft's software architecture allows flexible hardware/software partitioning to facilitate rapid deployment on dedicated cores. SySDSoft's solutions, offered to silicon and portable device manufacturers, are designed to meet the substantial projected growth in wireless device markets geared towards 4G. For more information please visit www.sysdsoft.com/wimax.htm.