Keysight | December 21, 2021
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Fibocom has selected the company’s 5G solutions to perform comprehensive testing, verification and optimization of wireless modules developed for 5G and internet of things (IoT) applications.
Fibocom, a global supplier of wireless communication modules and solutions headquartered in Shenzhen, China, expanded its use of Keysight’s 5G test platforms to effectively design, develop and manufacture a wide range of solutions for a diverse number of domestic and international markets. Keysight’s 5G test solutions have enabled Fibocom to develop modules integrated with 5G customer premises equipment (CPE), routers, mobile hotspots, personal computers (PCs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and gaming consoles.
Keysight appreciates Fibocom’s continued confidence in our 5G test solutions, allowing the company to develop wireless modules that device manufactures implement into consumer products such as notebooks and PCs.Keysight’s integrated solutions, built on common hardware and software platforms, enable Fibocom to rapidly and cost-effectively launch new products for a diverse range of market demands.”
Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group
Keysight and Fibocom, working together since 2019, have developed strong partnerships with leading 5G chipset vendors. Fibocom is part of a connected ecosystem that uses Keysight’s 5G test platforms to accelerate design verification, conformance validation and carrier acceptance. Reliable test results, shared across this ecosystem of vendors, mobile operators and test houses, enable Fibocom to quickly introduce high-performance 5G modules.
Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions, based on the company’s UXM 5G wireless test platform, enable Fibocom to verify the performance of modules across both frequency 1 (FR1) and FR2 (mmWave) spectrum bands. Keysight combines the UXM 5G with the company’s Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) chamber to create integrated 5G mmWave over the-air (OTA) test tools that generate highly accurate measurements. This enables Fibocom to confidently explore design boundaries.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021.
Semtech Corporation | February 21, 2022
Semtech Corporation, a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced a joint collaboration with ICTnexus, an information communications technology and Internet of Things (IoT) solution and service provider, to bring LoRaWAN® connectivity to the Cook Islands. As part of the ICTnexus Smart Islands project, an IoT platform will feature Semtech’s LoRa® devices as well as a LoRaWAN network for the Island’s infrastructure. Implementing LoRaWAN allows for several smart island use cases including energy metering, water management, air quality and weather stations, street light operation, asset tracking, and emergency notifications (tsunami sirens).
“Scalability was key in choosing the right technology to develop the Cook Islands into truly smart islands. As we start with Rarotonga to launch, building IoT infrastructure across 15 islands is no simple task, but the strong capabilities of Semtech’s LoRa devices and LoRaWAN standard provided an ease of deployment and scalability this comprehensive project requires to succeed. ICTnexus and Semtech are bringing the smart island concept to life with the Cook Islands.”
Tai Kauraka Tangaroa, chief executive officer at ICTnexus
According to ICTnexus, this deployment is the first energy management systems leveraging LoRaWAN on the Pacific Islands. The long distance communication capability of LoRaWAN is ideal for this type of project, connecting all IoT-enabled devices for applications for the Island’s power grid, utility meters, gas meters, turbidity sensors for the water treatment plant, water flow and treatment sensors, water tank level sensors, waste water monitors, and smart water meters. In addition, one of the main applications in connection with the Cook Island Climate Change Program is energy monitoring and management. All aforementioned applications will also feature a management platform for operators to view data in real time to maintain the Island’s operations.
“The concept of a smart island is no longer a concept as the potential of LoRa and the LoRaWAN standard continues to be embraced worldwide,” said Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT product marketing and strategy for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group. “The Cook Islands’ investment for a robust IoT-based infrastructure with LoRaWAN is a great move to improve the lives of its citizens.”
About Semtech’s LoRa® Platform
Semtech’s LoRa device-to-Cloud platform is a globally adopted long range, low power solution for IoT applications, enabling the rapid development and deployment of ultra-low power, cost efficient and long range IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. Semtech’s LoRa technology provides the communication layer for the LoRaWAN® standard, which has been ratified by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and maintained by the LoRa Alliance®, an open IoT alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) applications that has been used to deploy IoT networks in over 170 countries. Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance. To learn more about how LoRa enables IoT, visit Semtech’s LoRa site.
ICTnexus was founded 2019 as part of the Smart Economy Grant supporting innovative IoT and ICT commercial ventures to provide the infrastructure for a Smart Island. ICTnexus works in a close cooperation with IQnexus, New Zealand.
Semtech Corporation is a leading global supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for infrastructure, high-end consumer and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC.
Think Silicon, Ambiq | May 20, 2021
Think Silicon S.A., a leading provider of ultra-low-power GPU IP for embedded systems, and Ambiq, an industry leader in ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCU), System-on-Chips (SoC), and Real-time Clocks (RTC), revealed today that they are collaborating to offer high-end graphics capabilities to daily wearable device designers.
Ambiq's newest Apollo4 SoC family also includes Think Silicon's NEMA® pico GPU and NEMA dc display controller IP to provide high-performance, low-power graphics. The Apollo4 SoC family is based on Ambiq's proprietary Subthreshold Power-Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform and is the company's fourth-generation processor solution. The Apollo4's complete hardware and software solution allows future battery-powered endpoint devices to reach greater levels of intelligence while preserving battery life. Smartwatches, children's watches, fitness bands, animal trackers, far-field voice remotes, predictive health and maintenance devices, smart security devices, and smart home devices all use the Apollo4.
The NEMA|pico XL/XS Series is an SoC-optimized GPU with display controller IP in a feature-complete design aimed at mid-to-high-end wearables and embedded IoT display devices with the most rigorous power, efficiency, and area requirements. The scalable multi-core GPU IP platform will run on bare metal / RTOS, requiring very little on-chip memory and system resources, making it suitable for memory- and power-constrained SoCs. The NEMA|pico XL/XS Series is designed to save energy by reducing memory and display access while preserving battery life, graphics quality, and performance.
“The addition of the NEMA GPU and display controller expands the Apollo family of SoCs' application space. It enables our customers to create ultra-low-power wearables with industry-leading graphics performance, resulting in feature-rich and uncompromising user interfaces,” said Dan Cermak, Ambiq's Vice President of Architecture and Product Planning. “The Think Silicon IP's simplicity offers our customers a variety of display options, allowing them to support multiple end-product tiers with minimal modifications to the underlying design.”
“By combining the NEMA Pico GPU IP with the Apollo4 SoC family, we will push the limits of what is feasible in high-performance, low-power graphics,” said Ulli Mueller, Think Silicon's Director of IP Licensing and Marketing. “Together, our solution delivers stunning graphics in a power/performance envelope with battery life measured in weeks rather than days, all while maintaining the smallest silicon footprint possible.”
Ambiq was founded in 2010 to create a cleaner, greener, and safer environment by allowing mobile and portable devices to reduce or remove their overall power usage from batteries. Over the past ten years, Ambiq has been laser-focused on inventing and delivering the most innovative microcontroller (MCU) and System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions available. Ambiq's innovative Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) platform has helped many leading manufacturers around the world in developing products that can operate for days, months, and even years on a single charge or lithium battery.
About Think Silicon
Think Silicon Research and Technology S.A., a subsidiary of Applied Materials, is a leading supplier of ultra-low-power 2D and 3D graphics, AI, and video IP for smart IoT/edge connected end nodes including display and camera devices, as well as embedded systems. Our innovation at Think Silicon allows the accelerated deployment of a wide range of applications on resource-constrained devices while also optimizing battery life, paving way for a more sustainable future in graphics, vision, and AI processing. The headquarters and development center of Think Silicon Research and Technology S.A. are in Athens and Patras, Greece, with sales and technical support offices in North America, Europe, and Taiwan.