LONDON --- Wireless chip IP specialist Coresonic AB (Linköping, Sweden) has teamed with SySDSoft, Inc., a developer of embedded software for the wireless broadband market, notably WiMAX.
The deal combines offering firmware and MAC layer plus protocol stacks as a complete package for system-on-chip developers.
Rick Clucas, CEO of Coresonic, said :"The significance of this agreement is the benefit it provides to the many chip designers we are talking to who have little wireless technology expertise, because their focus may be on an unrelated area such as video; between our two companies, we’ll provide a complete package comprising the world’s most area and power efficient next generation baseband processor with PHY firmware, MAC layer and protocol stacks, allowing an OEM or ODM to quickly integrate a WiMAX or other IEEE802.16-based system-on-chip into their product."
SySDSoft, which is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt and runs centres in Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan, employs about 90 engineers and designs baseband and RF/analog circuits targeted at WiMAX, WiFi, Bluetooth, and wireless USB sectors. Its IP cores can also be implemented in the latest generation of mobile WiMAX IEEE 802.16-e/WiBro wave 2-compliant MAC for mobile devices.
Coresonic’s LeoCore technology complements this line-up with a patented architecture that it says is the most power and area efficient licensable baseband processing technology available today, optimized for wireless multimode modems. The LeoCore Single Instruction Multiple Tasks (SIMT) processor allows parallel processing using a single instruction flow, eliminating the need for multiple DSPs for multiple or complex standards.
The initial focus of the partnership is on producing a WiMax demonstrator, and the companies intend to add WiFi and Bluetooth support to the platform.