marvell technology group ltd (MRVL) Key Developments
SDI Technologies Selects Marvell's EZ-Connect IoT platform
Jun 29 15
Marvell announced that SDI Technologies has selected Marvell's EZ-Connect IoT platform and SDK to power its iHome iSP5 SmartPlug.
Marvell Expands Solutions for Embedded and Internet of Things Product Prototyping
Jun 24 15
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Unveils New Products Within Prestera DX and Link Street SOHO families
Jun 24 15
Marvell Technology Group Ltd., has introduced new products within the Prestera DX and Link Street SOHO switching families. The Prestera DX and Link Street SOHO product families continue the company's leadership in highly integrated switching products with built-in advanced ARM-based CPUs and full turnkey networking software solution. The next-generation Prestera DX devices are optimized for high density 1-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)/2.5-Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE) deployment at the enterprise edge and 10GbE/40GbE at aggregation in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) and business (SMB) environments; the newest Link Street device offers the switch/PHY with 10GbE interfaces and 8 integrated GbE PHYs, enabling radically new power and size options. The proliferation of new 802.11ac-enabled wireless access points and higher throughput 4G/LTE small cells is forcing an infrastructure upgrade from 1GbE to 2.5GbE over existing cable plants.
Marvell Technology Group, Limited Unveils Avastar 88W8997 Wireless Connectivity Combo for Enterprise and Consumer Markets
Jun 23 15
Marvell Technology Group, Limited has unveiled Avastar 88W8997, a multi-user multiple input and multiple output, or MU-MIMO, wireless connectivity combo for enterprise and consumer markets. The 88W8997 is the industry's first 28nm 2x2 802.11ac Wave-2 combo with full support for Bluetooth 4.2, as well as additional features anticipated to be in the future Bluetooth 5.0 release. The new solution achieves 867-Mbps peak data rate over a robust 2x2 MU-MIMO (Multi User-Multiple Input Multiple Output) link, targeting smartphones, tablets, mobile computing, gaming, TV, and set-top box applications. The 88W8997 features one of the high levels of integration in the market, including dual band power amplifiers (PAs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and switches reducing board-level BOM (Bill of Materials) to the bare minimum, enabling easy chip-on-board and module designs for broad markets. Low-power 28nm process technology and enhanced transmit path efficiency significantly reduce power consumption by up to 40% over existing solutions, benefiting battery-powered mobile and computing products that need to deliver both uninterrupted wireless performance and long battery life. The 88W8997 supports advanced signal processing that further enhances link robustness with LDPC, STBC, and transmit beamforming for both transmit and receive use cases. The 88W8997 also extends beyond the existing Bluetooth 4.2 feature set and supports advanced and future-proof features such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Direction Finding, 2Mbps LE, and LTE Coex - part of the upcoming Bluetooth 5.0 Shanghai release being planned for 2016 launch. In addition, 88W8997 supports Marvell's BLE Snooze mode, enabling ultra-low power BLE connectivity. The 88W8997 is a versatile device addressing the needs of broad market segments and applications such as: multiple high-speed host interfaces - SDIO3.0, low power PCIe, USB3.0 host interfaces; module options including M.2 1216 and 2230, SIP module as well chip-on-board design. It supports Android, Chrome, Windows, and Linux operating systems. 802.11ac Wave-2 with MU-MIMO significantly increases bandwidth available over the Wi-Fi link and network capacity for densely populated environments, extending wireless capabilities to a variety of new use cases such as real-time video streaming, peer-to-peer gaming and media sharing. MU-MIMO allows simultaneous transmissions from an access point to multiple client devices, thereby recovering the peak throughput performance compromised due to time-sharing in the existing network. When connected to the recently announced 88W8964 chipset (4x4, 11ac Wave-2 MU-MIMO), the users see optimal performance of MU-MIMO. The 88W8997 supports a full suite of precise indoor location and navigation technologies. It has support for the new IEEE 802.11mc standard for sub-1m location accuracy and ranging applications. At the same time, it has full support for BLE Direction Finding Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) technologies, which will be part of future Bluetooth 5.0 release. BLE Direction Finding combined with 802.11mc can provide accurate indoor positioning for mobile and consumer electronics devices as well as for wireless infrastructure, enabling applications like location-based services, indoor navigation, friend finder, social gaming, asset and inventory tracking, targeted advertisements and capacity planning for venues. The 88W8997 provides the ability for the device to have two independent radio links thereby enabling a single device to operate in Station and Access Point or Station and Peer-to-Peer mode, without compromising the 2x2 MIMO link for robust connectivity and range. The 88W8997 includes an advanced spectrum intelligence feature, which can be used to detect radio frequency activity, identify interfering sources and help undertake mitigating actions.
China Unicom Selects Marvell Technology Group Ltd.'s ARMADA Mobile PXA1908 Platform for its XiaoLaJiao Smartphone
Jun 10 15
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. has announced that China Unicom has launched the new 399RMB five-inch 4G LTE XiaoLaJiao smartphone powered by Marvell's ARMADA mobile PXA1908 platform. Marvell was selected for its cost-effective, field-proven 5-mode 4G LTE modem technology, which features quad-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A53 with NEON, efficient power management and battery charging capability, and integrated location and sensor technology.