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Atmel, Celeno team up on Wi-Fi remote controls

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wi-Fi? remote control? STB? video gateway?

Atmel Corp. and Celeno Communications have revealed a collaboration that aims to bring to market an integrated solution for high-performance WiFi Direct remote controls aimed at next-generation set-top box (STB) and video gateway platforms. Using Celeno's Wi-Fi chipset, the solution claims to enable wireless designers to bring their products to market faster, while saving overall system costs and power use, noted the companies.

In addition to robust Internet connectivity, Celeno solutions simultaneously provide a connection to the Atmel-based remote control. Atmel ultra-low power WiFi Direct technology is geared for RF remote controls as it eliminates the need to add additional radio technologies to the host platform, added the firm. Atmel WiFi Direct solutions also offer the industry's best power consumption, resulting in better battery life for devices using this technology, the company boasted.

Atmel technology offers high bit rates, low latency, support for motion/audio and compatibility with existing Wi-Fi host platforms (the TV or STB), resulting in reduced costs and faster development times. Atmel also provides driver software for host platforms, creating a "virtual USB connection," which allows system developers to use existing USB software stacks for any Wi-Fi connected peripheral, indicated the company.

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