RFaxis, Inc. (www.rfaxis.com), a leading fabless semiconductor company focused on developing innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, has announced its partnership with British chipmaker CSR plc (http://csr.com) for reference designs aimed at multiple wireless connectivity markets.
CSR provides a broad portfolio of connectivity chipsets which enable high quality, high reliability Wi-Fi / Bluetooth end user experiences, including seamless high fidelity wireless audio and whole-home coverage. The reference designs feature RFaxis single-chip, single-die CMOS RF Front-End Integrated Circuit (RFeIC™) technology and will be paired with CSR’s UniFi® CSR6030™ 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi solution and CSR8811™ and CSR8311™ Bluetooth® low energy radio chipsets.
Apart from reducing the time to design and market, RFaxis RFeIC’s level of integration offers device manufacturers a very simple solution that can be implemented as a plug and play.
The RFaxis technology helps OEMs reduce their product development cycles to as low as a few weeks, while competing solutions take months. It satisfies every performance criterion set forth by component manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
-Swapnadeep Nayak, Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst
These reference platforms are targeted for automotive infotainment, consumer electronics, IoT (Internet of Things), and M2M (machine-to-machine) communications market segments, covering a wide range of products such as In-Car Entertainment (ICE) systems, car kits, wireless speakers, health and fitness computer wearables, personal navigation devices (PNDs), cameras, scanners, and printers.
“We are delighted to partner with RFaxis to deliver high performance, cost-effective platform solutions that help our customers differentiate their end products, whatever market they are in,” said Thomas Carmody, Head of Connectivity Marketing at CSR. “The company’s fully integrated low-cost RF front-ends will enable us to further accelerate our attach rates within our strategic focus areas.”
“Our innovative CMOS RF front-end technology helps simplify CSR’s design process and accelerates time to market while delivering high performance at a competitive cost,” said Raymond Biagan, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at RFaxis. “We are pleased to be partnering with CSR, a global leader in wireless connectivity.”
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