Imagine RPUs gain Wi-Fi, Bluetooth certifications


Michelle Clancy

| 30 September 2015

Imagination Technologies has received Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification for its Ensigma Explorer RPU communications IP.

Attained through Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) respectively, these certifications are meant to instil a high level of confidence among chipmakers on the quality and interoperability of Ensigma IP-based radio processing units used to build a range of CPE.

The programmable Ensigma Explorer RPUs for broadcast environments address the ever-growing challenge of proliferating communications and connectivity standards by supporting them all on a single architecture, and enabling them to be integrated onto SoCs for the lowest possible system cost.

The Wi-Fi certification further makes Ensigma RPUs the world's first communications IP to be certified for 802.11ac.

The high performance Explorer family is complemented by the ultra-low power Ensigma Whisper communications IP family, which is designed specifically to enable the integration of ultra-low power communications in SoCs. All Ensigma RPUs are provided as a complete communications solution from RF to software.

"Our customers increasingly realise the benefits of implementing advanced communications processors on chip, rather than using a standalone solution making Imagination's portfolio of end-to-end communications offerings particularly attractive to customers," said Chakra Parvathaneni, vice president, Ensigma business operations, Imagine. "The certification of the Ensigma Explorer RPUs will enable customers in a wide range of markets to reduce system costs and power consumption while delivering reliable advanced wireless connectivity with assured interoperability."