SOURCE: HelloSoft, Inc.

January 09, 2010 14:18 ET

HelloSoft Demonstrates the Industry's Lowest Power Consumption VoWiFi Handset Reference Design Utilizing Its Cutting-Edge HS100 IP Convergence Processor Together With Wolfson's Leading Power Management Technology

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 9, 2010) - HelloSoft demonstrates at the 2010 International CES its industry's lowest power VoWiFi phone turn-key reference design based on its ground-breaking ultra low-power HS100 IP Convergence Processor integrating Wolfson's WM8352 power management and stereo codecs, to bring to market the compact handset design offering superior quality voice and audio at reduced BOM and breakthrough battery life of over 15 hours of talk time.

The VoWLAN reference design supports a wide range of peripherals such as USB, SDIO, I2S, I2C, LCD, Keypad, etc and provides user-friendly interfaces for phone-book, contact-list, call-history, 3-way calling, etc. It supports advanced features such as ultra-wideband speech, full hardware security for IPSec/VPN or SRTP, superior range, call quality and seamless roaming across WiFi access points and hotspots to yield the best user experience. The highly-integrated HS100 platform with 360MHz ARM provides ample MIPS for many value added applications.

The production-ready voice over WiFi handset platform features HelloSoft's patented SmartWLAN™ technology and in-house, award-winning, most optimized VOIP software suite, and complete hardware and software required for a turnkey VoWiFi phone. HelloSoft's SmartWLAN™ technology, based on patented cross-layer optimization and intelligent power management, provides a quantum improvement in power consumption. "With the HS100 based reference design, OEMs and ODMs can bring to market 3 to 5 times more power efficient WiFi handsets compared to other solutions on market, at affordable prices and with top notch VoIP quality at reduced time to market," says Allan Johnson, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at HelloSoft. "Working closely and partnering with Wolfson allowed us to integrate Wolfson's industry-leading WM8352 high fidelity audio CODEC and power management subsystem to further reduce power consumption, system cost, design and time-to-market of HS100 solutions."

"We are pleased to see our leading power management and audio codec technology combined with HelloSoft's market-leading HS100 IP Convergence Processor in a flexible high performance production-ready reference design kit for WiFi products. HelloSoft's VoIP over WiFi handset reference design demonstrates our superior power management and audio sound quality. As WiFi penetration continues to see rapid growth in multiple market segments, the combined HS100 and WM8352 design provides a flexible turn-key platform enabling a wide range of low cost and power efficient WiFi-connected devices well beyond handsets," says Jess Brown, Power Management Product Line Manager at Wolfson Microelectronics.

The reference design demonstrates HelloSoft's leadership in the VoWLAN market and Wolfson's industry-leading power management and audio codec technology provides product manufacturers with a low cost of entry into a wide range of next generation VoWLAN products including wireless media phones, voice-enabled digital picture frames, wireless audio devices, home hubs, low power wireless audio and video security devices, and other gaming and multimedia devices.

For more information on the turn-key HS100 reference design, contact info@hellosoft.com.

About HelloSoft

HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VOIP and convergence technologies. The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power-efficient, full-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices though its convergence chip and highly optimized and comprehensive VOIP, IMS, VCC and DSC software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call/data session switching specifically designed for next generation end-points. The comprehensive portfolio of award winning products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver convergence products with a short time to market schedule.

HelloSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with an R&D facility in Hyderabad, India. HelloSoft's customers include top semiconductor manufacturers, Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally, including Skype, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Accton, Toshiba, Wistron NeWeb Corp, Panasonic, Orange, Jajah, BenQ and 5V Technologies. HelloSoft's partners include Sonus, Tango, Newstep, ARC, ARM, Texas Instruments, Intel, Microsoft and Symbian. www.hellosoft.com

About Wolfson Microelectronics

Wolfson Microelectronics is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson's innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world's leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, MP3 players, flat panel TVs, digital still cameras and portable navigation devices.

The company's headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson's customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US and Asia.

Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London stock exchange (LSE: WLF).

For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: www.wolfsonmicro.com