Blu Wireless Technology

Blu Wireless designs and licenses silicon IP for 60GHz and other mm wave applications.

The 60GHz band enables multi-gigabit data transfer and is vital for the emerging, and rapidly growing WiGig (802.11ad WiFi) and mm wave 4G backhaul markets. By using our IP, device manufacturers can quickly and cost-effectively develop and launch industry leading wireless ICs with 60GHz functionality. Follow the below links for technical information on our HYDRA intellectual property and how it can be applied to the WiGig and 4G backhaul industries.

Alternatively, contact us to find out more about licensing our technology.

HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP for WiGig and 4G backhaul applications

A highly flexible, efficient, and scalable low-cost architecture for the support of emerging multi-gigabit communications standards.

The 60GHz market is forecast to be worth over $5B per annum by 2018. It is being driven by consumer demand for HD video ‘anywhere, anytime’ on smartphones, laptops and tablets. The 60GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi standard (WiGig) is now hitting the market and is capable of delivering more than 20 times the speed of existing Wi-Fi. This enables the near instantaneous sharing of large HD video files between devices and also supports low latency wireless streaming of video and gaming content to large HDTVs.

4G base station companies are also planning to use the 60GHz band for high-speed unlicensed wireless links between small cells that can be mounted on street furniture such as signs and street lamps. The demand for these small cells is being driven by the same consumer consumption of mobile video and is forecast to be worth over $3B per annum by 2018.

Blu Wireless’s HYDRA baseband IP can be easily and cost effectively integrated into your product portfolio to let you quickly develop 60GHz communication devices.

Further information

– HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP
– The WiGig market
– The backhaul market

60GHz baseband IP for WiGig convergence

A single technology for instantaneous file transfer, wireless display, docking and streaming of HD media on a variety of devices

Smartphones and tablets exploiting next generation 802.11ad WiFi technology are soon to be introduced; each capable of downloading full HD videos within seconds. This emerging standard uses a new 60GHz band within WiFi and is being promoted by the industry wide WiGig Alliance.

Forecasts by ABI Research predict a total market of 3.5B WiFi products in 2016, by which time 40% of these products will be ‘Tri-band’ i.e. using the new 60GHz WiGig band alongside existing 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.

Blu Wireless’s HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP can be easily and cost effectively integrated into your product portfolio to let you quickly develop 60GHz WiGig applications.

Further information

– The WiGig market
– Download white paper: Using WiGig to enable PushVoD (registration required)
– HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP

60GHz baseband IP for 4G (LTE) backhaul

A multi-gigabit small cell wireless technology that cuts capex for mobile operators and easily scales with subscriber numbers

The emerging 4G LTE standard provides typical download speeds of 10Mbps and a 100Mbps peak. Still in its infancy, operators are looking to minimise infrastructure costs and add capacity in line with user numbers through the use of small cells attached to existing street furniture.

Using 60GHz, instead of fibre optic or costly ($2000) licensed p2p microwave links, significantly cuts the cost per link and allows the easy scaling of the network with no need to dig up roads. The unlicensed 60GHz band has 7GHz of bandwidth available its limited range cuts interference and allows frequency re-use, making it ideal for urban environments.

Blu Wireless’s HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP can be easily and cost effectively integrated into your product portfolio to let you quickly develop 60GHz backhaul applications.

Further information

– The backhaul market
– Download white paper: Using 60 GHz for 4G LTE backhaul (registration required)
– HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP