Celeno in pact with Sigma Designs to enable wireless STB platforms


Celeno Communications, a provider of semiconductors and
software for video-grade Wi-Fi home networking, announced its association with
Sigma Designs, a provider of connected media platforms, to promote the delivery
of wireless connectivity to set-top boxes and connected media players.


Under the collaboration, Celeno’s CLR250 high-performance
Wi-Fi/USB 450Mbps video-grade silicon and software has been pre-integrated and
tested with Sigma’s most popular media processors: the SMP8652 and the SMP8670.
Thanks to this collaboration, OEMs can now enable wireless connectivity on
their solutions through just a simple USB interface to Sigma media processors.


We believe that marrying together Sigma’s media
processors with Celeno’s advanced Wi-Fi solution will enable set-top box OEMs
to quickly introduce cost-effective, wireless solutions, helping service
providers significantly speed up their IPTV deployments,” said Gilad Rozen, CEO
and founder of Celeno.


By developing high performance, video-grade Wi-Fi
technology, Celeno components provide the boost in throughput, coverage, and
quality necessary to deliver multiple HDTV, SDTV, VoIP and Data -triple play’
services over the home network,” said Gabi Hilevitz, general manager at Sigma
Designs.


Powered by Celeno’s field-proven OptimizAIR technology
combined with high-speed 450Mbps silicon, 3×3 radio array and digital beam
forming, the solution maximizes range, throughput and signal consistency.


Low packet drop, jitter and latency and overall Quality
of Service for perfect, lossless video streaming is achieved with channel-aware
scheduling and rate selection. The solution combines an 802.11n MAC, baseband
and radio, driving down the bill of materials and lowering the cost of
deployment.


Operating in both the 2.4GHz and the uncongested 5GHz
frequency channels, the CLR250 works with legacy home networks as well as
advanced concurrent dual-band networks.


Celeno’s OptimizAIR TDLS implementation makes this
solution ideal for video streaming and content- sharing between devices, for
applications such as Pay-IPTV, Over-The-Top (OTT), user-generated, and
DVR-stored content. Real time interference detection and fast radio channel
change techniques help for an overall seamless video watching experience.


By Telecomlead.com Team
[email protected]

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