Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Cosmic Circuits (May 23, 2013)
Bangalore, INDIA and Campbell, California, 24th March 2011:- Cosmic Circuits, a leading provider of differentiated Analog and Mixed-Signal IP cores today announced that xRONET has licensed its analog front-end for their WiFi chipset solution.
Xronet Corp. is a fabless company based in South Korea offering complete turn key solutions of wireless chips for communication technologies such as Mobile WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and other wireless connectivity. Xronet’s chip solutions cover baseband modem, RF IC, power amplifier, and complete protocol software stack.
Cosmic Circuits offers a broad portfolio of differentiated Analog IP cores in nanometer technology nodes covering Data-Converters, Analog-Front-End platforms for Wireless and Audio, Power-Management, Clocking and MIPI Interfaces.
Sundararajan Krishnan, Director of IP at Cosmic Circuits, commented that “We are very excited to continue our engagement with xRONET through our market-leading wireless AFE solution. In addition to the technical advantages that our solution offers, we have also worked very closely with xRONET to ensure seamless integration of the IP. Our continuing engagement with Xronet is a testament to the quality of our solution and support.”
Will Kim, CEO of Xronet commented that “Our specifications for the AFE were stringent and after a thorough search, we zeroed-in on Cosmic Circuits based on the ultra-low area and power of their IP. They provided us with silicon validation reports complete with data across PVT for these IPs that made our decision so much easier. Working with Cosmic Circuits has been a pleasure and we look forward to increasing our engagement with them”
About Cosmic Circuits
Cosmic Circuits is a leading provider of differentiated Analog, Mixed-Signal silicon IP cores and Analog ASICs. Cosmic offers a strong portfolio of 250+ cores in nanometer process nodes of leading foundries. By leveraging its silicon-proven cores spanning data-converters, wireless analog, audio, MIPI, power-management, Clocking, LVDS and Auxiliary functions, Cosmic provides single-stop access to customized IP solutions for mixed-signal SOCs and custom Analog ASIC solutions and brings certainty in time-to-market. A typical engagement with customer starts with a top level requirement document from customer based on which Cosmic Engineers define all the needed Analog IP and ASICs which will leads to an optimally partitioned analog sub-system. Cosmic Circuits has shipped many million units of ICs in production which are used in end equipment of leading brands. A large team of expert designers continually keep pace with technology nodes, standards and applications, bringing certainty to customer product continuity and differentiation. Adherence to Design-For-Manufacturing, Design-For-Test, a customer-centric approach to support that includes silicon-validation of Cosmic solutions, backed by the experience of successfully catering to 50+ world-wide customers, brings certainty to volume production
About Xronet Corporation
Xronet Corp., a fables semiconductor company with its head office in South Korea, develops and provides wireless chipsets including baseband modem SoCs, RF transceiver ICs, Power Amplifiers, and also complete turn key solutions with protocol software stack and application software. Since its incorporation in 2005, Xronet has been developing Mobile WiMAX chipset, and wireless connectivity chips including WiFi and GPS. Xronet’s WiMAX chipset solutions have been adopted by numerous leading WiMAX devices, which are currently in commercial service by major WiMAX operators. Xronet’s wireless connectivity chip solutions including WiFi 802.11n are designed with lower power and smaller size than ever targeting mobile applications.