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Brite Semiconductor partners with SaberTek, Inc. to develop low-cost transceiver chips for WiSUN and 802.11ah


Shanghai, China and Irvine, California, USA , Aug. 23, 2017 – Brite Semiconductor, a world-leading ASIC design solution provider headquartered in Shanghai, China, today announced to license SaberTek Inc. SBR6201 transceiver IP to develop high performance and low cost Wireless Smart Utility Network (Wi-SUN) and 802.11ah radio chip.

New generations of electrical meters all need to support wireless networking. 802.15.4g+ 802.11ah are prevailing reliable standards for implementing wireless smart utility networks. The solution needs to be low cost and high performance to enable price target of the electrical meters, as well as reliably operating under dense urban areas.

"With the widespread application of industrial networking, the demands for high-performance, low-cost wireless transmission solutions that meet the relevant standards are growing," said Charlie Zhi, President and CEO of Brite Semiconductor, "SaberTek has proven to provide unique and successful wireless transceiver IPs. We are very happy with SBR6201 first silicon success, meeting all the demanding production requirements of our worldwide IoT customers."

The RF Transceiver provides high performance, low-cost, generic RF front-end that allows several constant and non-constant envelope modulation schemes to be handled, such as the MR-FSK, MR-OFDM and MR-O-QPSK PHYs of the IEEE 802.15.4g standard for Smart Utility Networks (SUN) and Smart grid applications in the 850 - 928 MHz and 2.4GHz license-exempt frequency bands. All major RF communication parameters are programmable and can be dynamically set to High Linearity mode or Low Power mode and the receive path (RX) has high dynamic range and sensitivity.

"We are glad that Brite Semiconductor, the leading IoT ASIC supplier, has adopted SBR6201 transceiver IP for their low cost Wi-SUN+802.11ah solution." said Farbod Behbahani, Ph.D., president and CEO of SaberTek.

About Brite Semiconductor

Brite Semiconductor is a world-leading ASIC design solution provider, targeting at ULSI ASIC/SoC chip and platform design on SMIC advanced 55nm/40nm/28nm process technology and turn-Key solutions. Brite Semiconductor provides flexible one-stop services from RTL/netlist to chip delivery, and seamless, cost effective, and low-risk solutions to customers.

Brite Semiconductor was founded in 2008 by venture capital firms from China and abroad, and collaborated with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as strategic partners in 2010. Headquarter in Shanghai, Brite has two subsidiaries of Beijing Brite IP and Hefei Brite Technology and has set up offices in US, Europe, Japan and Taiwan providing services to customers.

For more information, please refer to Brite Semiconductor website at www.britesemi.com

About SaberTek, Inc.

Founded in 2004, SaberTek (www.SaberTek.com) is a leading Intellectual Property (IP) provider for wireless transceiver. SaberTek unique portfolio offering includes NB-IoT, Cat-M1, LTE Cat-0~Cat5, eNB, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n, 802.11ah), Bluetooth, Zigbee, 802.15.4(g), and GNSS among others. SaberTek ultra-low-power and low-cost transceiver IPs enable Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.

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