Aura Semiconductor and ARM partner to deliver compelling wireless connectivity solutions for IoT devices
Aura Semiconductor, a provider of high-performance Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver solutions, is partnering with ARM to enable a complete Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) / 802.15.4 wireless connectivity solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The combination of ARM® Cordio® radio IP and Aura’s RF transceiver will enable a leading connectivity solution and facilitate greater choice in process nodes and foundry support.
Aura has the world’s smallest IoT radio transceiver IP for BTLE / 802.15.4 standards, with state-of-the-art performance which is capable of seamless coexistence with other RF technologies. Aura’s RF hard IP occupies less than 0.5 mm2 in area, has a RX peak current of 5.9mA and a TX peak current of 6.1mA from a 1.2V rail.
“We are delighted to partner with ARM on our connectivity solution,” said Srinath Sridharan, CEO of Aura. “We have designed our RF transceivers to deliver best-in-class performance, while maintaining the lowest power consumption at a third of the area of most of our competitors. Combining this high-performance radio with ARM’s proven modem, link-layer and stack will provide a compelling connectivity systems solution to our customers.”
“ARM Cordio products enable choice and flexibility and our partnership with Aura will ensure they are readily available to the broadest IoT developer audience,” said Bob Morris, Vice President of Marketing, Wireless Business Unit, ARM. “We welcome Aura to the ARM ecosystem as its RF transceivers, coupled with ARM Cordio radio IP, will give our partners greater choice in product features, foundries and process nodes, further enabling the expanding IoT market.”
About Aura Semiconductor
Aura is a fabless semiconductor company providing high-performance solutions in IoT Radios, Timing and Portable Audio markets. Aura was founded in 2010 by engineers with extensive global semiconductor product development experience, and is located in Bangalore, India. They recently closed on their Series A round of funding with WRV Capital, a Bay Area VC firm. The products designed with Aura’s core technology and IP are currently sampling with customers worldwide.
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