Tality offering Bluetooth intellectual property for licensing

San Jose, California–Tality Corp., a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., announced today the availability of its licensable Bluetooth RF Transceiver silicon intellectual property (SIP). This completes a licensable Bluetooth IP portfolio that also includes Tality’s Bluetooth upper and lower protocol stack, system-on-chip (SOC) integration platform, and baseband controller SIP, according to the company.

The RF Transceiver SIP conforms to the Bluetooth specification requirements, reports the company, and is suitable for application in both single-chip and two-chip solutions with minimum external components. The SIP can be used with a variety of baseband controllers from both Tality and third parties. Deliverables include the RF functional architecture, macrocell GDSII, and Bluetooth test suite for both macrocell and chip verification.

Tality has proven the SIP macrocell in customer chip designs manufactured in a BiCMOS fabrication process. A 0.25-micron CMOS version will be available early this year. Tality is now accepting customer orders for design of 0.18-micron CMOS macrocells and chips.


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