SOURCE: Silvus Technologies

March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Silvus Technologies and Ittiam Systems Announce Partnership to Provide 802.11n PHY/MAC IP Solution for Highest Wi-Fi Throughput and Extended Range

New IP Solution Allows for Easy Implementation of the Latest 802.11 Standard - 802.11n

LOS ANGELES, CA BANGALORE, INDIA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Silvus Technologies, a leading wireless design services provider and commercial supplier of semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) solutions for wireless applications, and Ittiam Systems, a recognized leader in digital signal processing systems in the media and communication IP market, today announced the availability of a complete PHY/MAC 802.11n IP solution. The new offering will include Silvus' 802.11n PHY and Ittiam's 802.11n MAC. Highlights for this new joint offering include 20 MHZ and 40 MHz advanced MIMO modes (including 4x4, 3x4 configurations) and a 600 Mbps full throughput Media Access Controller (MAC) which is IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant (firmware upgradeable to ratified standard as and when available). The intellectual property is highly optimized for power, gate count and MIPS and also provides for full backward compatibility to 802.11 a/b/g systems.

This 802.11n IP solution will help developers balance complexity and performance efficiency, while expediting their time to market. 802.11n applications include high-speed data networking, portable media players, set-top boxes, digital video recorders and high-end video security.

"Over the past seven years, Ittiam's 802.11 a/b/g/i (WPA2 WiFi™ Certified) IP offerings have successfully enabled its customers' wireless applications through SOC or FPGA implementation," said Rohit Bhuva, vice president of business development at Ittiam. "We are now leveraging our expertise in 802.11 MAC IP with Silvus' expertise at the PHY level to expand our current offering of 802.11 IP solutions."

"The joint 802.11n IP solution provides companies with access to optimized, fully-supported IP Cores that can be integrated directly into multiple-chip, single-chip and SoC (system-on-chip) solutions," said Babak Daneshrad, chairman, president and CEO of Silvus Technologies. "This is an important offering as it gives developers of broadband wireless the ability to quickly implement 802.11n."

Availability

Evaluation and production quality 802.11n IP from Silvus and Ittiam will be rolled out in 2Q08. An FPGA Reference Platform that runs a LINUX OS is available for validation and testing. Several pricing options are available, providing a range of associated one-time upfront and royalty fees.

About Silvus Technologies

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Silvus Technologies develops and licenses complex wireless IP technologies that are expected to reshape broadband wireless connectivity worldwide. Backed by an unmatched team of PhDs and design engineers, its technologies enable a unique approach to enhance the performance of broadband wireless. Silvus' broadband wireless IP solutions provide enhanced wireless data throughput, wireless interference mitigation, advanced MIMO technology -- up to 4x4 solutions, anti-jamming, spatial cancellation, and improvement of Quality of Service (QoS) for the support of wireless HD video transmissions. Visit our website at: http://www.silvuscom.com.

About Ittiam Systems Private Limited

Ittiam Systems Private Limited, headquartered in Bangalore, is a technology product company singularly focused on digital signal processing systems in media and communication. The company operates through its network of offices and representatives around the world. Ittiam's customers include Fortune 100 companies and are distributed across U.S., Europe, Japan and Asia. For three consecutive years, starting from 2004, the company has been rated as the 'World's Most Preferred DSP IP Supplier' in a survey conducted by Forward Concepts Incorporated. In 2005, Ittiam was selected by Red Herring into the top 100 private companies in Asia. In 2007, Ittiam received the NASSCOM India IT Innovation Award, a prestigious recognition of the company's innovative product designs. For more details, visit http://www.ittiam.com.

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