System-on-Chip for Next Generation Bluetooth Low Energy (ART/212CP)

System-on-Chip for Next Generation Bluetooth Low Energy (ART/212CP)

  • System-on-Chip for Next Generation Bluetooth Low Energy (ART/212CP)
    ART/212CP
    Platform
    01 / 03 / 2016 - 31 / 08 / 2017
    15,840

    Mr Bill Weimin ZHANG

    BLE SoC Architecture and System Design • Advanced RF transceiver architecture for low cost, low power and high performance • Optimized digital baseband algorithms for enhanced data throughput • System and modules specifications definition BLE Modules IP • Initial version of modules IP design in terms of circuit schematic, source code, netlist and simulation • Initial version modules including RF transceiver, digital baseband, control and interface logic, analog and digital peripherals etc • Refined modules IP design in terms of circuit schematic, source code, netlist and simulation • Refined modules including RF transceiver, digital baseband, control and interface logic, analog and digital peripherals etc • Protocol stack design including C codes and RTL codes BLE SoC • Initial version of BLE 4.2 SoC engineering samples • Refined version of BLE 4.2 SoC engineering samples Reference Design • Reference design for BLE 4.2 SoC to function and test in a platform

    Ms Ho Ming, Karen WAN

    Mr Jui Kuang, Ray HO

    Mr Tin Ho, Andy WU

    Mr Hok Mo, Bryce YAU

    Mr Yat Tung LAI

    Mr Guangjie, Jacky CAI

    Mr Yuk Fai, Kamny TANG

    Dr Gang, Dennis QIAN

    Mr Huimin, Henry GUO

    Mr Chun Fai, Jeff WONG

    Ms Kwai Chi, Gigi CHAN

    Mr Tai Yin, Daniel WONG

    Mr Kam Chuen WAN

    Mr Tat Fu CHAN

    Mr Ka Hung KWOK

    Mr Zhongliang, Edward ZHOU

    Mr Chi Hang, Henry CHIU

    Mr Kam Hung, Eric CHAN

    Mr Kin Cheung AU

    Dr Shaohua ZHAO

    Mr Chun Kit, Johnny CHAN

    Ms Ms Pui Yee, Zoe MAK

    Ms Fung Cheung, Sidar LAI

    Mr Wing Tak, Edward WONG

    Mr Wai Po WONG

    Dr Wang Chi, Charles CHENG

    Dr Shuzuo LOU

    Mr Lefeng, Victor SHEN

    Mr Xiaoming, Michael CHEN

    Dr Dan, Rachel WANG

    Mr To Shing WONG

    Mr Jinghong, Perry ZHU

    Dr Shiyuan ZHENG

    Ms Yan WAN

    Mr Zhiwei WU

    Dr Yu Wing, Thomas CHOI

    Mr Wuxue, Rewkie NI

    Dr Li, Ann LI

    Dr Yu, Lori LIU

    Dr Jin YANG

    Dr Zuqiang TANG

    Dr Yunlong LI

    Mr Hengda GUO

    Nanjing Qinhenglianxin Electronics Technology Co. Ltd.
    Shanghai High Definition Digital Technology Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Southeast University
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)


    Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is one of the key enabling technologies for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. According to MarketsandMarkets, unit shipment for BLE devices is expected to cross 1.2 billion units by 2020. BLE 4.2 released in December 2014 is a significant upgrade. The key enablers for BLE 4.2 are low power, low cost, enhanced data throughput and improved accessibility and security. In this full project, a BLE 4.2 SoC will be developed. Critical and innovative technologies will be developed in RF transceiver, digital baseband, protocol stack and other IPs to meet the target performance. Advanced RF transceiver architecture such as direct modulation transmitter and divided I/Q in RF path in receiver and optimized digital baseband algorithms will be designed to achieve optimal power, cost and performance. All new features, for instance, IPv6 and low energy (LE) secure connections in protocol stack will be developed to improve accessibility and security. Two tapeouts have been planned to produce silicon proven BLE 4.2 SoC with reference design and demonstration. The project delivers full set of IP portfolio and offers a complete IC solution with protocol stack integration supporting the latest BLE 4.2 standard. This project advances the wireless technology capabilities of Hong Kong and Mainland China region and creates a competitive edge for local IC design houses, wireless connectivity solution vendors, OEM and ODM manufacturers.