Flexible, Ultra-power-efficient platform to cut costs and time to market for 4th generation multi-mode mobile devices
Tarrytown, NY -- November 14, 2008 – Sandbridge Technologies announced today the release of their SB3500 flexible baseband processor which facilitates the implementation of 4G mobile handsets entirely in software. Capable of operating any radio protocol required for a common (universal) multimode, multi-function mobile platform, the SB3500 meets critical power consumption specifications of wireless carriers and significantly reduces time-to-market and overall development costs for OEMs.
“The SB3500 is an “industry first” that positions Sandbridge as a dominant force in the emerging LTE market,” said Tanuj Raja, VP Business Development. With its capacity for performing LTE and legacy cellular systems, the SB3500 is effectively a future-proof baseband platform that is transformational for the entire mobile communications value chain.”
The SB3500 is the world’s most flexible, cost-efficient and power-efficient universal baseband processor. Its architectural innovations provide scalable performance for any radio protocol in use today or in development for the future—including LTE, HSPA, 3G WiMAX,Wi-Fi, DVB-H, GPS, and all multimedia formats.
Implemented in 65nm, the SB3500 is currently being sampled to select top-tier customers who are developing next generation handsets exclusive of traditional fixed function processors.
“An all too very familiar impediment to the introduction of a new wireless technology is the lack of devices and their underlying chipsets,” noted Michael Thelander, CEO of Signals Research Group, LLC. “Solutions such as the SB3500, help address that challenge by giving major handset OEMs the flexibility to leverage their internal software R&D efforts with Sandbridge Technologies’ commerciallyavailable baseband processor.”
By enabling 100% flexibility for die size re-use, Sandbridge’s technology delivers the lowest cost platform for a broad range of applications addressing the rapidly growing smart wireless device marketplace.
Furthermore, the SB3500 provides third-party application developers with a common platform based entirely on the C programming language--long a standard within the development community--further expediting the development and rapid distribution of new features and functions.
The commercial release of the SB3500 signifies the beginning of a new wireless era marked by common, stable platforms for consumer use and application development. The software-based design of the SB3500 completely alters the landscape of the mobile industry by accelerating the cost efficient development and distribution of faster, more flexible ultra-mobile-devices with the capacity for virtually unlimited communications protocols and multimedia applications. For OEMs and carriers, this means significant cost and time-to-market reductions. For consumers, it means high value Smartphones at mass market pricing.
About Sandbridge Technologies (www.sandbridgetech.com):
Located in Tarrytown, NY, Sandbridge Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company with a mission to deliver ubiquitous wireless connectivity for the consumer market at the highest-integration level and lowest-cost.
Founded in 2001 by veterans of IBM, Lucent and Cadence, Sandbridge has developed a radically innovative baseband engine that is a flexible alternative to dedicated hardware for next generation, multi-mode handsets and reduces their cost, complexity and time-to-market.
Sandbridge’s core technology, Sandblaster® , is a revolutionary multi-threaded DSP architecture with the capacity to perform flexible (SDR) baseband processing for all wireless protocols up to and including LTE and WiMAX—as well as all multimedia functions—without compromising battery consumption.
Sandbridge’s unique solution has the potential to kick-start a prolific new era of innovation benefiting the entire mobile ecosystem by delivering unprecedented compute performance that will accelerate the creation and distribution of truly pioneering mobile features and applications. Sandbridge Technologies is privately held with investments from top tier venture funds and from strategic partners.