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Ultra Low Power 2.5 Gbps WiGig Radio for Mobile Devices

Tensorcom today announced successful and groundbreaking test results of its innovative Nantoid chip with wireless transmission of data at an unparalleled speed of 2.5 gigabits per second at a transmit power of less than 100 milliwatts. This establishes the Nantoid chip as the industry's lowest power WiGig/IEEE 802.11ad radio and the first in the industry to meet the power requirements for mobile phones and tablets. This transformational advancement will enhance access and ease of use for millions of consumers.

“These are cutting edge results that will transform how people across the world use mobile devices. It is truly a game-changer,” said Ismail Lakkis, CTO and co-founder of Tensorcom. Compared to current transmission rates and battery consumption, it takes over 30 minutes and 7 percent of battery life to download ten high definition movies totaling 60 GB on a mobile device using WiFi. By contrast, with the ultra low power Nantoid WiGig chip, this will take a mere 130 seconds and consume less than 0.2 percent of battery life.

“Imagine the possibilities for how people will use this new technology,” said Lakkis. “The applications will be as diverse as the people using it, but one thing will be the same for everyone: faster, better-working phones and tablets with real time capabilities to sync and go.”

With this innovative and proven advancement, Tensorcom has taken the lead in developing the first ultra-low power WiGig compliant SoC integrating radio, modem and MAC. Transmission and power tests showed a fully functional WIGIG/802.11ad compliant SoC with integrated antennas operating at 2.5 Gbps coded rate in a non line of sight environment, with radio power usage less than 100 milliwatts.

Fact: the Tensorcom Nantoid radio is fabricated in TSMC 40 nm standard CMOS process with the following groundbreaking features:

  • Peak RX power < 80 mW
  • Peak TX power < 100 mW with 17 dBm EIRP
  • Antennas fully integrated in the package
  • Low cost 9 mm x 7.5 mm package, less than 1.2 mm high.
  • A novel end-fire antenna pattern suitable for placement in thin devices
  • Patch antenna for vertical mounting.

“We look at innovation through the eyes of the consumers who use technology – striving to enhance their access and deliver daily, hassle free ease of use. We have successfully met the challenges of limited power, limited bandwidth, and limited form factor that are facing mobile devices today. Tensorcom is the first company to provide a proven, low power, low cost, small size 60 GHz solution, that meets the power and size constraints of mobile devices,” said Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO of NantWorks and Chairman of Tensorcom.

“The Tensorcom solution is not only the lowest power solution, it also provides multiple embedded antenna configurations that support the low profile requirements of mobile devices,” said Hock Law, CEO of Tensorcom. “We have a strong focus on low power design, not only for the radio, but also for the modem and MAC. The result is more than just exciting innovations ... It’s useful, effective technology that benefits the lives of the people who use it.”



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