Redpine Signals Announces Availability of Ultra Low Power and High Speed 802.11n Wi-Fi(R) Connectivity for Analog Devices Blackfin Processor

Redpine's Lite-Fi(TM) 802.11n Chipset Interfaces to ADI's Blackfin processors enabling new applications demanding higher data throughput

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra low power multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, today announced the successful integration of Redpine Signals ultra low power 802.11n Lite-Fi(TM) SoC products with the Analog Devices' Blackfin processor, enabling a complete video streaming solution with 802.11n Wi-Fi(R) connectivity.

The integrated solution includes the Blackfin ADSP-BF561 and the Redpine 802.11n module RS9110-N-11-04. The Redpine RS9110 802.11n chipset is interfaced to the Blackfin processor via a memory mapped interface. A uClinux(TM) operating system runs on the processor and the solution demonstrates full throughput and compliance to the single stream modes of 802.11n, including WPA2 security modes. With minimal host overhead, the integrated platform enables a wide variety of applications such as multimedia equipped handheld devices and Media boxes.

"The integration of Redpine's 802.11n SoC product with the Blackfin processor provides customers with high performance, future proof 802.11n wireless capabilities," said Mike Haidar, Product Line Director, General Purpose DSP, Analog Devices, Inc. "Our processor provides developers with numerous video compression methods including H.264 and MPEG, integrated audio codecs, streaming video and IP protocols, on-chip DRAM memory, and interfaces for 10/100 Ethernet, USB and SD storage, and now importantly 802.11n Wi-Fi(R) connectivity through Redpine's RS9110 ultra low power 802.11n SoC," he added.

Redpine's Lite-Fi product family includes ultra low power chipsets and modules for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz operation with SDIO, SPI and memory-mapped host interfaces; and self-contained modules for high end consumer, industrial and medical applications. The Lite-Fi 802.11n SoC was among the first devices certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance for Voice-over-WiFi applications and incorporates state-of-the-art WLAN Security, QoS and advanced 802.11n features like STBC. The RS9110 products stand out as the choice of wireless connectivity in emerging applications, with the increasing emphasis on the use of a universal IP based network in a high performance 802.11n environment

"The performance of the successfully integrated solution validates the fundamental differentiations we have brought into the Lite-Fi product family with over 8 years of R&D efforts in low power and high performance wireless technology," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "With RS9110 SoC and roadmap product offerings, we are enabling seamless 802.11n Wi-Fi(R) based wireless transport to a large number of applications served by highly differentiated Blackfin processors," he added.

To purchase the solution, visit Redpine's product page on the RS9110-N-11-04 at: http://www.redpinesignals.com/product_RS9110-04.html

An evaluation board with this module, and suitable for integrating with the BF561 evaluation board, is available, with details at: http://www.redpinesignals.com/product_RS9110-04-evb.html

For additional information on the ADSP-BF561 processor visit: http://www.analog.com/en/embedded-processing-dsp/blackfin/adsp-bf561/processors/product.html

Details on the ADSP-BF561 evaluation ADSP board are available here: http://www.analog.com/en/embedded-processing-dsp/blackfin/bf561-hardware/processors/product.html

About Redpine Signals, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments like industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC and smart-energy. Its product portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n along with mobile WiMax (802.16e) and 3GPP LTE technologies. The company has over 130 employees worldwide. For more information on Redpine products, visit www.redpinesignals.com or contact Redpine at Email Contact.

    Redpine Contact Information
    Venkat Mattela
    Chief Executive Officer
    Redpine Signals, Inc.
    Phone: +1 408-748-3385 x207
    Email: venkat.mattela@redpinesignals.com

Web site: http://www.redpinesignals.com/




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