HYDRA WiGig Products

The multi-Gigabit capabilities of WiGig® is rapidly becoming a critical component of the Wi-Fi standard, intended not just for standalone implementations, but also fully integrated into tri-band chipset solutions that support 802.11n (2.4-GHz), 802.11n and 802.11ac (5-GHz), and 802.11ad in the 60GHz band.

Blu Wireless Technology’s HYDRA WiGig technology product has been architected to enable our customers to implement cost and power efficient SoCs to support the WiGig®/802.11ad 60GHz Wi-Fi standard.

This HYDRA family of System IP from Blu Wireless provides a flexible and scalable baseband technology for mmWave gigabit wireless applications. When combined with partnered millimetre wave RF front ends, the HYDRA1.0_WG and its variants, can deliver cost effective and power efficient solutions for the growing WiGig® market.

Blu Wireless Product Technology

Configuration HYDRA Products
64QAM Yes Yes
Packet Rate (Pkt/s) 1M 250k
Bit Rate (Gb/s) 4.6 8
MAC Software Programmable Software Programmable
PHY PHY level programmability Fixed Features
Application Out-door, Networking, Industrial, Specialist Tri-band, Gaming, Docking, Kiosk, Mobile, IoT

The HYDRA baseband architecture has been validated in silicon using the PHY1 baseband processor and was first demonstrated at MWC 2015 using the ‘Lightning’ module.

The unique flexibility and scalability of the HYDRA family of baseband System IP provides the ability to incorporate added value features with the potential to extend the headline data rate further with a custom 64QAM single carrier mode.

Blu Wireless Technology is already developing HYDRA2.0 which will deliver further extensions of the HYDRA architecture to support applications as being specified by IEEE 802.11ay and support a path to 5G millimetre wave communications, which will provide an IP roadmap for semiconductor companies who are looking to develop their own roadmap to span the full range of millimetre wave communication applications – from WiGig to 5G.