Tensorcom Announces its Single-Chip WiGig System-In-Package Achieves Wi-Fi Alliance Certification; Introduces New USB 3.0 Adapter Reference Designs



Tensorcom, Inc., a provider of ultra-low power 802.11ad WiGig semiconductor and system solutions, and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, today announced that its TC60G1316UE System-In-Package (SIP) has achieved Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig certification. The SIP, based on Tensorcom’s TC60G6504UE “Nant1” 802.11ad System-On-Chip, brings robust, gigabit wireless connectivity to power-sensitive devices that demand high-performance.

ABI Research forecasts more than one billion WiGig chipsets will ship in 2021 in applications ranging from wireless docking, multimedia streaming, high speed data transfer between devices, and networking applications. They further estimate 28% of smartphones will support WiGig by 2021.

“Tensorcom continues to set the standard for 60 GHz ultra-low power performance,” said Jim Chase, Tensorcom’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “Our Nant1 based WiGig solutions offer the highest level of integration in the market today and are ideal for products that demand high bandwidth wireless connectivity in a small package.”

Nant1 is a monolithic ultra-low power CMOS system-on-chip with integrated 60 GHz CMOS MAC/PHY and USB 3.0 controller/PHY and includes all functions required to implement a complete WiGig solution for embedded devices, accessories, and portable products that require gigabit-per-second wireless data rates at the lowest power in the smallest form factor.

Key features of the TC60G1316UE SIP include:
• 802.11ad compliant MAC and PHY with support for multiple frequency channels
• MCS_0 through MCS_7 support with max PHY rate of 1.9 Gbps
• WiGig certified, with driver support for common operating systems
• SIP dimensions 13 mm x 16 mm
• Tx power of 450 mW max

Tensorcom today also announced availability of two USB 3.0 adapter reference designs based on the Nant1 solution. The TC60G1422AE and TC60G1422CE reference are optimized for cost-effective manufacturing and support USB Type A and Type C connections, respectively. Each design includes a high performance end-fire antenna that enables reliable multi-gigabit speed connectivity and includes all necessary hardware components, production ready firmware and drivers, detailed schematics and related documentation needed to develop a complete USB 3.0 WiGig adapter for embedded or accessory applications.