Ensigma Multistandard Communications
Our Ensigma programmable radio processing unit (RPU) family supporting both multi-standard broadcast receivers and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity is becoming increasingly relevant to mainstream markets. Ensigma RPUs support worldwide TV and radio reception as well as important connectivity standards such as Wi-Fi, all running on the same silicon architecture with different software. This technology is increasingly essential for delivery of cloud and broadcast content to home and also within the enterprise.
Ensigma RPUs (radio processing units) run communications and connectivity tasks. Ensigma solves the problem of disparate broadcast and connectivity standards by supporting them all on a single device. With one core, the Ensigma RPU can handle all radio, TV and connectivity standards. It uses a unique combination of hardware and software to create a flexible architecture with an optimal balance of programmability and fixed hardware blocks, yet occupying equivalent or less silicon area than comparable hard-wired, single-standard hardware solutions.
Traditionally, radio, TV, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth had their own chipsets, but as the number of standards to be supported continues to increase, this approach is becoming less cost-effective and more power-hungry. Ensigma RPUs solve these problems by providing an advanced solution that combines programmability and configurable hardware to deliver a single, universal solution which can accommodate current and future standards. Ensigma Wi-Fi capabilities include 802.11a/b/g/n and ac with excellent scalable MIMO support and Bluetooth, with more being added.
By incorporating the advanced algorithms and completely production-ready implementations of all supported standards, we are able to deliver better data throughput and over all system efficiency.