Category: Networking


Wi-Fi today is a ubiquitous connectivity technology and is one of the pillars one which Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity rests. The problem, however, is that Wi-Fi has traditionally been a power hungry technology. Imagination’s Ensigma Whisper low-power Wi-Fi IP has been architected from the ground-up to provide an ultra-low power solution that’s ideal for IoT and other battery operated … Continued

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Policy frameworks usually can vary broadly from one system vendor to the next, from a no-rules approach to performing deep packet inspection-based classification. However, all policies need to be based on Mobility policies per user ID Applications like SIP, H.323, Skype, MSN Messenger AP and station location Port’s subnet SSID of the wireless network It is also essential that the … Continued

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The data bandwidth requirements of Wi-Fi devices have been increasing tenfold every five years while the number of Wi-Fi devices inside the home is doubling every year. This means the data processing requirement of wireless access points is growing at a compounded rate. With the advent of devices with 802.11ac connectivity, the trend is expected to continue at a much … Continued

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In an article published a few months ago, I gave an overview of the new Ensigma Series5 RPUs and talked about the support we offer for customers targeting various global or regional video broadcast standards. In this blog post, I would like to describe how Ensigma RPUs also support for radio broadcast standards. There are many flavors to audio broadcast … Continued

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When we originally introduced the Ensigma Series4 RPU family, we mainly focused on the support for different connectivity standards such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, there were also several mentions of the Ensigma’s capability to support broadcast TV and radio standards. In this two part article, I would like to reveal some details about a next generation broadcast TV standard … Continued

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With the Wi-Fi Alliance launch of the second generation of the 802.11ac certification program, the Wi-Fi industry has taken another huge step forward in increasing the speed of Wi-Fi – and more importantly a big step in improving the efficiency of Wi-Fi networks. When it was officially approved in 2014, the IEEE 802.11ac standard introduced a number of features that … Continued

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Since their release, the Ensigma Series4 family of Radio Processing Units (RPUs) has been the powerhouse for high-performance connectivity standards such as 802.11ac 2×2 and 802.11n 4×4 as well as many TV and radio broadcast standards supported by Imagination. Multiple customers have licensed these RPUs to integrate more (or all) high-performance connectivity on-chip; examples include S2-Tek, Toshiba, Elvees, Rockchip, and … Continued

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For those of you who are not familiar with Imagination, we are the leading provider of GPUs in mobile, having shipped in over a billion devices, from smartphones, tablets and wearables to smart TVs, set-top boxes and other embedded platforms. Our PowerVR SGX and Rogue families have been used by semiconductor vendors like Allwinner, Intel, LG, MediaTek, Renesas, Rockchip, Samsung, … Continued

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Whether ’tis Nobler in the Wi-Fi to suffer The Slings and Arrows of poor performance, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles Wi-Fi has been around since 1997 – over 15 years since the original standard was released to the market. In it’s original form Wi-Fi was pretty slow compared to today – the first version only supported … Continued

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