CAMBRIDGE, England & SAN JOSE, Calif.-- October 27, 2010 -- CSR (LSE:CSR) today announced that it is collaborating with Infineon Technologies to pre-integrate its wireless connectivity platforms onto Infineon’s cellular reference designs. This new cooperation allows mobile phone OEMs to easily add connectivity functionality beyond Infineon’s existing product portfolio to their products. The pre-integration of the complete functionality into a reference design significantly reduces development costs and time to market for new handsets.
CSR’s connectivity platforms will allow Infineon’s customers to deliver improved features and functionality, including sharing audio, pictures, videos, music and data, and connecting to mobile phones, headsets, computers, media players and numerous other wireless devices.
“’Connected everywhere’ has become an integral part of the consumer lifestyle. By collaborating with CSR we are able to enhance our reference designs with pre-integrated Wi-Fi and wireless connectivity software framework, in addition to our in-house integrated connectivity IP,” commented Stefan Butz, Vice President of the Wireless Solutions Division and General Manager of the Business Line Entry Phones at Infineon Technologies. “CSR’s expertise and position as a leading supplier of embedded wireless connectivity makes it an important partner for Infineon and our customers.”
“This collaboration with Infineon will allow phone manufacturers to quickly and easily integrate Wi-Fi connectivity with minimum development time or expenditure,” said Matthew Philips, Senior Vice President of CSR’s Handset Business Unit. “The design simplicity is made possible using our CSR Synergy wireless systems software, which also provides the end users with a truly seamless wireless experience.”
CSR’s connectivity platforms offer Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi which are unified through the use of CSR Synergy software to deliver wireless connectivity. Targeted at a variety of types of handsets, the Infineon platforms feature highly integrated basebands with specifications that deliver full multimedia experiences.
CSR’s Synergy software is at the heart of the platforms’ connectivity, taking an overall systems approach to connectivity, making integration easier and reducing time-to-market for designers looking to implement single or multiple wireless technologies. CSR Synergy offers performance improvements in wireless technology interoperability and enables advanced new end-user use-cases.
Infineon platforms with integrated CSR’s wireless connectivity will be available in 2011.
CSR plc is a leading provider of multifunction audio, connectivity and location platforms. CSR’s technology portfolio includes Bluetooth, GPS, FM, Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11), UWB, NFC and other technologies to enable silicon platforms that incorporate fully integrated radio, baseband and microcontroller elements. CSR’s Connectivity Centre is designed to enhance the user experience with mainstream mobile devices by intelligent integration of multiple wireless connectivity and location-awareness technologies. CSR’s Location Platforms are complemented by wireless connectivity and multimedia capabilities for high-volume mobile consumer devices and commercial applications.
CSR’s technology has been adopted by market leaders into a wide range of mobile consumer devices such as mobile phones, automobile navigation and telematics systems, portable navigation devices (PNDs), wireless headsets, mobile computers, mobile internet devices, GPS recreational devices, digital cameras, mobile gaming, plus a wide range of personal and commercial tracking applications.
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