Redpine Signals has announced the industry's first IEEE 802.11ac technology offering for integration into smartphone application processors and mobile combo chips. By developing the latest Wi-Fi technology, Redpine helps to drive the market for mobile devices with even faster data rates and low power consumption.
Its Quali-Fi 802.11ac ultra low power technology addresses the emerging markets for wire speed data transfers over wireless, enabling high utilization of the increasingly crowded license-free spectrum. The standard focuses on the 5 GHz band with its wide array of available channels. It also increases data rates through a combination of wider channel bandwidth – up from 40 MHz in 11n to 80 MHz and 160 MHz – more complex 256 QAM modulations and MIMO streams.
"Our Quali-Fi technology leverages proven low power innovations spanning over ten years and provides an optimal solution for integration into smart phone application processors and mobile combo chips. This offering would enable the early adoption of the next generation Wi-Fi technology into mobile computing products," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals.
Redpine's Quali-Fi licensable product includes extensive hooks for supporting coexistence among the host of other wireless technologies available in smartphones, tablets and other mobile products, with innovations supporting high wireless performance on WLAN as well as on other wireless interfaces. The Quali-Fi product is accompanied by Redpine's software framework that includes an access point, Wi-Fi certified client and Redpine's Wi-Fi Direct functionality.