Collaboration provides fast route to market for terminal manufacturers
October 13, 2003 - TTPCom Ltd, the world’s leading independent supplier of digital wireless communications technology and CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) today announced their cooperation to produce fully integrated 2.5G and Bluetooth™ solutions for wireless device manufacturers. The collaboration gives TTPCom direct access to CSR’s BCHS (BlueCore Host Software) and BlueCore range of silicon, thereby providing a highly integrated and optimised Bluetooth/GPRS solution to terminal manufacturers. By uniting CSR’s knowledge in Bluetooth hardware and software solutions with TTPCom’s complete mobile systems experience, a complete mobile handset design with Bluetooth connectivity is available quickly and at low cost to designers and manufacturers.
TTPCom has integrated its class 12 GPRS protocol software with CSR’s embedded Bluetooth stack BCHS. When combined with CSR’s BlueCore hardware, TTPCom’s customers will benefit from BlueCore’s low cost, small size and low power consumption. BCHS supports 13 Bluetooth profiles including Audio Gateway, hands free, DUN (Dial Up Networking) and OBEX (Object Embedded Exchange) with new releases planned for personal area networking and cordless telephony.
Paul Goodyer, TTPCom’s Software Division Programme Manager commented, “CSR’s Bluetooth hardware and software offer a trusted and reliable technology enabling us to respond quickly to our customers’ demands for integrated solutions. CSR is able to supply the entire Bluetooth solution for mobile devices and they also demonstrate a strong commitment to incorporating new profiles and changing standards in the future.”
John Halksworth, Product Manager, CSR added: “We are delighted to work in close collaboration with a leading company such as TTPCom. Building this relationship allows us to tailor Bluetooth solutions that really grasp customer requirements and supports TTPCom’s core strength of providing world class mobile communication solutions.”
TTPCom will be exhibiting on stand number 2261.060 in Hall 2 at ITU Telecom in Geneva from 12th to 18th October.
CSR will be exhibiting on stand number 2261.023 in Hall 2 at ITU Telecom in Geneva from 12th to 18th October. Notes to EditorsTTPCom’s GPRS software
TTPCom has established a de facto industry standard with its GPRS solution and the company has 33 licensees spanning the world’s mobile communications device manufacturers. Products using the company’s protocol software were amongst the first GPRS devices to be launched in Europe and include the RIM BlackBerry™, PCMCIA cards from Option, Novatel Wireless and Sierra Wireless, the Danger Hiptop (also known as the T-Mobile Sidekick) and Sharp GX10 camera phone available on Vodafone Live!