Blu Wireless Technology
Blu Wireless designs and licenses silicon IP for 60GHz applications.
The 60GHz band enables multi-gigabit data transfer and is vital for the emerging, and rapidly growing WiGig (802.11ad WiFi) and 4G backhaul markets. By using our IP, baseband chip 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.
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.
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.
HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP
A highly flexible, efficient, low-cost architecture capable of delivering the 2.64GHz digital sample rate
Blu Wireless’s HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP lets WiFi and backhaul chipset developers get market leading products with this functionality to market quickly allowing them to compete in these huge markets.
The refined HYDRA baseband technology utilises a heterogeneous multiprocessing architecture, mixing fixed function DSP blocks with highly optimised parallel vector DSPs. This provides a pool of DSP processors and fixed function blocks, arranged in clusters to optimise data flow. Each cluster has a heterogeneous controller that automatically and optimally utilises these units, switching units off between executing tasks to preserve power.
Blu Wireless’s HYDRA 60GHz baseband IP can be easily and cost effectively integrated into your product portfolio and lets you quickly develop 60GHz backhaul and WiGig applications.