IEEE 802.11b Compliant Baseband-MAC Verified for Functionality Through TSMC Cybershuttle(TM) Prototyping Program
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2003-- Integrated Programmable Communications, Inc. (InProComm), a leading Internet access and wireless broadband communications solution provider, today announced the WN-230 series, its IEEE 802.11b baseband and medium access controller (BB-MAC) intellectual property (IP) has achieved a three-star rating, having successfully been "Verified for Functionality" in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 0.18um CMOS process technology.
The inclusion of its WLAN technology in TSMC's portfolio of third party intellectual property providers is an important achievement for InProComm, placing the company among the industry-leaders in WLAN IP. InProComm's BB-MAC IP consists of a highly flexible and optimal architecture, enabling customers to achieve a high degree of confidence for complex SoC designs, and faster time-to-market. Designers choosing InProComm for their WLAN solution can be assured of the best possible design experience, easiest design reuse and fastest integration into the overall system design.
"We are very excited to be part of TSMC's IP Alliance Program," said Dr. K.C. Chen, CEO of InProComm. "TSMC not only provides InProComm with global reach, but we believe TSMC's market leadership will hasten the establishment of our WLAN technology as the benchmark solution for WLAN IP technology."
"InProComm is the first WLAN IP provider within TSMC's IP Alliance Program," said Ed Chen, Director of Library and IP Marketing for TSMC. "They have demonstrated their BB-MAC architectural robustness through repeated tape-outs at TSMC 0.18um CMOS process technology. With the verification of InProComm's WLAN IP, we have added an important building block to our IP Alliance portfolio for high-performance wireless communication designs."
InProComm is moving aggressively to offer complete WLAN solutions including other 802.11-based technologies. The company's existing solutions enable IC developers and systems integrators to add wireless communication to PCs, PDAs, and other devices for the residential and enterprise market.
The IEEE 802.11b BB-MAC IP, the WN-230 series, from InProComm is now available with complete ready-to-use IC implementation environment. The WN-210 series, the IEEE 802.11b baseband only IP, also has achieved three-star rating and is available at TSMC.
TSMC IP Alliance
TSMC's IP Alliance encompasses the industry's largest catalog of silicon-verified and production-proven foundry specific intellectual property. Vendor cores are validated in TSMC silicon under the CyberShuttle multiproject wafer program to ensure the best possible design experience, easiest design reuse, and the fastest integration into an overall system design. The IP Alliance's best-of-class IP offerings feature high-performance, system-level cores including embedded processors, digital signal processors, communications and networking IP, special memories, bus interfaces, RF and mixed-signal modules, multimedia IP and programmable logic. All cores in the TSMC catalog are directly sold and supported by the individual IP vendor to better support each customer's particular design and business model. Each TSMC process-proven IP core complies with TSMC design rules and models.
InProComm is an innovative communications solution provider based in the U.S., with their R&D team in Hsinchu, Taiwan. InProComm develops and markets solutions for Internet access and wireless broadband communications. These solutions are provided to world leading semiconductor and system companies in the various forms of intellectual properties, high level designs and silicon implementations. The current solution portfolio includes wireless modem, baseband processor and controller for broadband wireless applications. For product information please email to email@example.com or visit our Website at www.inprocomm.com.