Marvell WLAN SoC Receives Prestigious INSIGHT Award
Marvell 88W8686 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Recognized for Integration and Innovation in RF IC Transceiver Design by Semiconductor Insights
Santa Clara, California (June 13, 2007) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) http://www.marvell.com, the leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, announced that the Marvell® 88W8686 ultra-low-power 90 nanometer (nm) WLAN System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution has received the 2007 INSIGHT award for most innovative RF IC transceiver. The award, sponsored by Semiconductor Insights (SI) in conjunction with Semico and EETimes, recognizes corporate and individual feats in technology. Selected devices undergo a complete relevant analysis by SI in order to qualify for the award.
"The Marvell 88W8686 SoC demonstrated a very high level of integration, featuring a dual-band RF transceiver operating at 2.4 and 5 GHz, a physical layer, a media access controller, and an ARM processor on a single die," stated Michael Keller, technology manager for Wireless at SI. “In fabricating the RF IC and analog circuits alongside the digital ones, Marvell utilized innovative techniques in laying out the RF components, clearly illustrating Marvell’s commitment to developing new process technologies. Our lead wireless analyst was quite impressed with the Marvell device, which was selected over other nominees such as Infineon, Qualcomm, and Nordic."
"Marvell is honored to receive this distinction for the 88W8686 WLAN solution,” stated Dr. Paramesh Gopi, Marvell’s vice president and general manager of the Embedded and Emerging Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Solutions. “In developing the 88W8686 we endeavored to provide revolutionary features and enhanced battery life on consumer devices. This award recognizes our dedication to developing innovative solutions for high-volume consumer markets.”
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The Marvell 88W8686 integrates an ARM-compliant CPU, high-speed serial host interfaces, and an advanced 802.11 a/b/g RF transceiver with full cellular coexistence. Targeted at a wide variety of consumer devices, including 3G and broadband handsets, the Marvell 88W8686 has full compliance for advanced communications standards including complete support for L3, TCP/IP, UMA, and IMS. The 88W8686 incorporates Marvell’s proven thick MAC architecture, and offloads the host CPU—resulting in lower power and increased system performance. The 88W8686 is fully backward compatible with Marvell’s field-proven, industry-leading WLAN software suite for Linux, Microsoft Windows CE, and other proprietary operating systems.
For more information on the INSIGHT awards, please visit http://www.semiconductor.com/insightawards/index.asp.
[Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL)] http://www.marvell.com is the leader in development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms “company” and “Marvell” refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell U.K. Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), Marvell Software Solutions Israel Ltd., and Marvell Semiconductor Germany GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at (408) 222-2500 or at http://www.marvell.com.
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