Reliable, low-power wireless connectivity is a fundamental requirement for applications, ranging from smartphones and tablets to automotive infotainment systems and intelligent thermostats, as well as for a host of other devices being created for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The highly competitive nature of these markets constantly pushes developers up the integration curve, with winning solutions embedding connectivity such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other LPWA technologies directly into the SoCs and ASSPs at the heart of these products.
Wired connectivity plays an important role as well, such as PLC in the smart-home and smart-utility environments, and SATA/SAS in cloud storage.
All of these require:
- Proven, portable, and certified IP solutions that can be quickly and easily embedded into silicon
- Support for Wi-Fi standards, including Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
- Support for classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth low-energy (BLE), and Bluetooth dual-mode (BTDM)
- Support for various wired connectivity standards