Catena tapes out Bluetooth/802.15.4 in 28nm

Catena has taped out a low power Connectivity IP that features Bluetooth Basic Rate BR, Extended Data Rate EDR (2 and 3 Mb/s modes) and Bluetooth Low Energy LE.

This IP follows the 1×1 SISO Dual Band WiFi 11ac transceiver IP for consumer applications taped out two months ago and is fully compliant with Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.2 as well as 5.0 prepared. Additionally the transceiver IP supports the ZigBee IEEE802.15.4 Standard.

This latest Catena Connectivity IP includes the RF transceiver, Baseband Resource Manager, Link and Device Managers and HCI command and data interface subsystems.