MindTree Consulting Rolls Out BlueWiz1.2 Baseband Controller IP

12/29/2003 - MindTree Consulting, a leading provider of Bluetooth silicon and software intellectual properties (IPs), announced the availability of its BlueWiz1.2 Baseband Controller, which complies with the Bluetooth V1.2 specifications. The product is one of the first BQB-qualified system-on-chip (SoC) IPs that implements all the mandatory and optional features of the V1.2 specifications, which was adopted in November 2003.

The latest specification has several improvements over the V1.1 specifications. These features include adaptive frequency hopping (AFH), faster connections (FC) and extended synchronous connection-oriented (eSCO), which allow Bluetooth implementations to co-exist gracefully with other 2.4GHz radios, significantly reduce connection setup times for applications and improve quality of voice transmitted in a noisy environment. The above enhancements will result in several new applications in Bluetooth technology and better user experience for the end users.

Some of the unique advantages of MindTree’s BlueWiz1.2 are optimal channel assessment and classification algorithm; support of transparent mode for SCO and eSCO; power save opportunities during active mode; and support of all packet types.

“BlueWiz1.2 is specially optimized for low power and ease of integration and customization, providing system-on-chip integrators a qualified and proven solution,” said MindTree Consulting Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, R&D Services, Vinod Deshmukh. “With the BQB certification of BlueWiz1.2, MindTree assures its customers an easy path to qualification of their integrated products,” he added.

MindTree has been involved in the implementation of V1.2 specifications from the draft stages, carrying out extensive testing for interoperability. It has already won customers for its V1.2 implementation. MindTree’s Bluetooth V1.1 implementation has been incorporated into products such as SoC for wireless handheld devices and Bluetooth protocol test equipments. MindTree has licensed its Bluetooth IPs to several leading brand names from USA, Europe and Japan. These have been incorporated in cell phones, computer mouse, keyboards and headsets (hands-free). MindTree’s software is shipped as a standard embedded option with major silicon and product vendors.

MindTree also offers its world-class, design-engineering services to build prototypes for Bluetooth-enabled devices, leveraging its global delivery model and technology expertise to help clients bring their products to market faster.

About MindTree
MindTree Consulting is an international IT consulting company that delivers affordable business and technology solutions through global software development. Co-headquartered in Somerset, NJ and Bangalore, India, the company approaches technology initiatives in a business context, with the industry knowledge of a seasoned management team and employees exceptionally skilled in technology, business analysis and project management. MindTree Consulting develops applications to help companies enhance their enterprise operations. The company also delivers product realization services and designs re-usable building blocks for hi-tech companies. MindTree is the world's youngest company to be assessed at P-CMM Level 5 globally. In August 2003, MindTree was ranked among the top 3 in the IT industry in the Best Employers in India 2003 Survey conducted by Hewitt Associates. Please visit www.mindtree.com for more information.

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