Tensilica has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance. The multi-standard 3G/ LTE and LTE-A modem core supplier says it plans to integrate Wi-Fi with its multi-standard radio capabilities. Several of Tensilica's dataplane processors (DPUs) are suitable for Wi-Fi, including the ConnX D2 and the BBE DSP (digital signal processor) product family.
"We're joining the Wi-Fi Alliance to help support the industry and provide the most power-efficient programmable solution for next-generation Wi-Fi chips," stated Eric Dewannain, Tensilica's vice president and business unit manager, Baseband Business Unit. "Our ConnX BBE 32 UE DSP is particularly well suited to provide the optimum balance of low power and high performance."
The ConnX BBE 32 UE is part of the family of DSPs optimised for wireless communications. Tensilica's DSPs range from the dual-MAC ConnX D2 to the 64-MAC ConnX BBE64 DSP, and they provide a wide range of performance for demanding communication standards including Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, HSPA+, LTE and LTE-Advanced. All Tensilica DSPs are fully programmable in C and feature fully compatible top-end software tool sets and design environments in order to simplify software development.
The ConnX BBE32 UE DSP was specifically optimised for the best power/performance/area in handsets for demanding communications standards such as LTE and LTE-Advanced. It has been validated in a full uplink/downlink platform including the demanding complex domain signal processing algorithms such as LTE channel estimation and MIMO.