updated 4/13/2011 11:17:56 AM ET 2011-04-13T15:17:56

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arasan Chip Systems, Inc.  ("Arasan"), a leading provider of Total Semiconductor IP Solutions, announced today the introduction of its MIPI RFFE product. The standard is currently a 1.0 document.

The RFFE was developed by the MIPI standards committee as a means of controlling multiple transceiver systems. RFFE was developed as a standard control for front-end elements of radios such as power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, switches, sensors & antenna tuners.

RFFE uses a two-wire, serial interface connecting radio terminal to front-end modules. The standard defines all the electrical characteristics and protocol requirements for communication among the Masters and Slaves on the bus.

The Radio Frequency Front End (RFFE) is Arasan's most recent product introduction and includes a hardware development kit and software drivers. The products seamlessly integrate to offer a "Total IP Solution" to implementing a MIPI RFFE solution.

The Arasan MIPI RFFE Solution provides everything required for integrating RFFE solutions - IP core, Verification IP, software drivers and hardware development platform. The IP core includes RMM-compliant synthesizable OVM-verified RTL.  The IP core provides enhanced programmable features for minimizing application complexity and pre/post message processing. It can be easily integrated into any design project and customized for a native interface or bridging function. A Verification IP for RFFE is also available to accelerate verification and testing of your system. Software drivers are readily available in Linux and can be ported to a variety of different OS platforms.

"Proving hardware interoperability is the key to ensuring that products will function correctly in the real world," said Prakash Kamath, Vice President of Engineering at Arasan. "Arasan's RFFE Solution offers designers a seamless path to integrating RFFE functionality in their system."

Pricing and Availability

The Arasan RFFE IP solution, including IP core, VIP, software drivers and hardware development kit is available immediately for licensing.

About Arasan

Enabling Technology Adoption through Total IP Solutions - The Bus Stops Here!

Arasan Chip Systems based in San Jose, CA, USA, is a world-leading supplier of SoC Intellectual Property Solutions with a successful 15 year track record. Arasan delivers technology-leading IP focused on Bus Interfaces such as MIPI, SDIO, USB, PCIe, Ethernet, and Flash Storage Solutions of NAND, eMMC, SD,  CF+, UFS and more, to the global electronics market. Arasan's Total Solution Approach starts with Technology Consulting using our Domain Expertise and includes all the building blocks required for technology adoption - RTL IP cores, Analog Mixed Signal IP Cores, Verification IP, Portable Software Drivers / Stacks, Protocol Test & Analyzers, HDKs, and associated design services. Arasan Total IP Solution enables the rapid adoption of emerging technologies reducing our customer's time to market while minimizing risk and ensuring compliance to respective standards. 

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