System-on-Chip for Next Generation Bluetooth Low Energy
20160301 - 20170831
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. (License Fee) [Sponsor] Shanghai High Definition Digital Technology Industrial Co. Ltd. (License Fee) [Sponsor] Southeast University 1 Southeast University 2 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.