March 12 2002 - MindTree Consulting today announced that its EtherMind Bluetooth Baseband solution has received BQB certification for Bluetooth core specification 1.1 including all mandatory features and all optional or conditional features. This qualification was in conjunction with one of CETECOM Inc.'s BQBs.
EtherMind, MindTree's portfolio of Bluetooth wireless technologies now includes complete Bluetooth 1.1 BQB certified Bluetooth Upper Layer stack and baseband solution, in addition to application profiles.
"Companies who place a premium on power consumption and size benefit from the EtherMind Baseband design by its low gate count, implementation of power management schemes and the availability of multiple interface options to radios, codecs and processors," said Vilas Bhade, Director Engineering for MindTree. "The Baseband can easily be targeted any technology/process of customers choice,"
MindTree's approach to the Baseband design provides maximum flexibility to chip vendors without compromising performance parameters such as processor load and memory requirements. EtherMind Baseband controller is available as silicon proven synthesizable Verilog core with LMP/HCI firmware. This EtherMind Baseband core can be reconfigured to work with any 8/16/32 bit microcontroller on which LMP/HCI firmware resides and be reconfigured to interface with many Bluetooth radio implementations.
Voice applications can easily be built, as the SCL data transfer is supported in the EtherMind Baseband design itself. The core executes all datapath functions with error detection and correction logic in addition to the management and control of the lower layer protocol. The EtherMind Baseband core e also manages channel selection and hopping functions, relieving the host processor(s) to manage only the LMP/HCI layer functions. Intelligent radio control ensures low power consumption in addition to alternately low power features of Bluetooth wireless technology.
The EtherMind Baseband architecture is flexible enough to support various on-chip FIFOs and sizes to enable optimal custom application designs. With minimum processor load and chip power consumption, Fabless companies can easily customize EtherMind to develop the lowest foot print SOC design for any target application.
The EtherMind portfolio has already been licensed by OEMs and included in protocol analysers, PDAs, cell phones, set top boxes, access point and printer product designs.
About MindTree Consulting
MindTree Consulting is an international IT consulting company that delivers affordable business solutions through global software development. Co-headquartered in Somerset, NJ and Bangalore, India, the company approaches technology initiatives in a business context, with the industry knowledge of a seasoned management team and employees exceptionally skilled in technology, business analysis and project management. MindTree Consulting is structured into two business units that focus on software development: a technology business creating embedded software for next generation network equipment; and an enterprise business designing applications to help companies succeed using information technology.