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Wipro-NewLogic Delivers WLAN and Bluetooth RF IPs in TSMC 90nm

Wipro-NewLogic, the number one provider of Bluetooth and Wireless LAN IPs, today announced that its Bluetooth 2.1+Enhanced Data Rate RF IP (BOOSTTM RF) and IEEE 802.11a/b/g WLAN RF IP (WiLDTM90 RF) are silicon proven in TSMC 90nm. Wipro-NewLogic has been designing RF IP for more than eight years now and has thus built up a significant experience in providing RF IP ready for integration into customer SoC(System on Chip).

Bluetooth and Wireless LAN interfaces have become standard in many communication and consumer devices such as cell phones, PDAs, Personal Navigation Devices, Portable Media Players, gaming chipsets, wireless sensors, Ultra Mobile PCs and Mobile Internet Devices. Availability of CMOS based RF IPs in high end technology enables integration of the complete wireless interface into the communication SoC and smaller devices with higher battery life. This also ensures much lower product and Bill of Material cost.

“Providing leading edge RF IP enabling newer types of SoC integration has always been our differentiator,” says Senthil Murugesan, CEO of Wipro-NewLogic. “Our Bluetooth and Wireless LAN RF IPs are the catalysts for highly integrated and competitive wireless solutions in consumer electronics, gaming and wireless sensors markets. We are currently working with our customers to develop completely integrated wireless interface based SoCs with our Wireless IPs.”

Wipro’s BOOST RF contains all the functions for a complete Bluetooth 2.1+EDR radio and modem. Provided with an integrated digital modem and RF controller, Analog to Digital Converter and Digital to Analog Converter, TX power amplifier, RX/TX switch, it reduces the number of external components.

When combined with the BOOSTTM Core Bluetooth 2.1+EDR baseband, it provides a comprehensive and highly flexible solution for Bluetooth centric application chips such as headset, and for integration into wireless connectivity combos and application processors

WiLD90 RF is the 2nd generation of 802.11a/b/g radio IP that Wipro-NewLogic is offering. It features all the functions for a dual-band, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio. The number of external components is greatly reduced by integrating the power amplifiers as well as the RX/TX switch. Combined with the Wi-Fi® certified WiLD MAC and Modem, it provides a complete wireless LAN solution for integration into a SoC. The WiLD90 RF is designed with an upgrade path to an 802.11n radio in mind. For example, it already offers an improved receive and transmit performance that is aligned with the specification of the IEEE802.11n standard.

Wipro-NewLogic is the only one stop shop provider of Bluetooth, Wireless LAN, combos and next generation Bluetooth High Speed for integration into SoC. The company is complementing its IP offering with a broad set of design services for the digital and analog IP integration and productization.

About Wipro-NewLogic

Wipro-NewLogic is a leading Semiconductor Design Services Provider and supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) cores for complex wireless and wireline applications; these include Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Ultra WideBand and IEEE1394 (FireWire). The portfolio of IP cores also contains Software, silicon proven Wireless LAN multiband Radio and Mixed-Signal Blocks such as AFEs, Synthesizers and PLLs.

The services span over Digital, Analog/Mixed-Signal/RF-based SoC (System-on-chip) Design, including specialized support for IP Customization, SoC and System Integration, ASIC Backend, Reference Design Development, Prototype Testing, Firmware Development, Application Development and Software Porting. We also provide post GDS2 services such as device characterization, test development and support for device production, packaging and test.

Wipro-NewLogic is the world leader in the sale of IEEE1394, WLAN and Bluetooth IPs. For more information, contact Wipro-NewLogic. Millennium Park 6, 6890 Lustenau/Austria, phone +43 5577 995-211 or email to [email protected] or visit our web site at www.wipro-newlogic.com. Wipro-NewLogic is a subsidiary of Wipro Limited.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and www.wiprocorporate.com.

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