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July 30, 2015 3:27 PM ET

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Company Overview of GainSpan Corporation

Company Overview

GainSpan Corporation engages in designing and marketing ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi semiconductor and software solutions for smartphone monitored and controlled devices, and the Internet of Things applications. It offers ultra-low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/ZigBee IP chips and modules, a suite of embedded and serial to Wi-Fi software, application development kits, evaluation boards, software development kits, and MCU partner kits. The company’s solutions allow device and appliance manufacturers to create connected products for the connected home, smart energy, healthcare and fitness, control/monitoring, and industrial/building automation in industrial, commercial, and residential markets, as w...

3590 North First Street

Suite 300

San Jose, CA 95134

United States

Founded in 2006



Key Executives for GainSpan Corporation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Software & Systems and Managing Director of Gainspan India (Bangalore)
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

GainSpan Corporation Key Developments

GainSpan Corporation Expands Line of Wi-Fi Drivers to Support Linux

GainSpan Corporation announced it has expanded its line of Wi-Fi drivers to support the Linux operating system. The new Linux SDIO drivers and reference examples have been validated on a Freescale i.MX6 Sabre-lite Smart platform, but can be easily ported to many other Linux or Android hardware platforms. The release of the new drivers extends GainSpan's portfolio of driver software and reference code in support of other Freescale MCUs/MPUs, as well as those from Renesas, NXP, and other popular MCUs. The new reference drivers support any of GainSpan's new generation GS2000 family of Wi-Fi modules. These fully-certified modules are based on the GainSpan GS2000 dual mode Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and (802.15.4) SoC, and provide a variety of features requested by customers for IoT devices such as low-power, high throughput, concurrent mode and meshing. The Linux SDIO IP2WiFi Driver provides a low-cost, simple Wi-Fi solution for devices that run the Linux operating system and a TCP/IP stack, with the Wi-Fi MAC and connection management tasks offloaded to the GS2000M module, alleviating the host from these tasks and allowing the host to spend more time sleeping when there is no IP traffic between it and the network. The Linux SDIO Serial2WiFi Driver is a solution that runs the full TCP/IP networking stack on the GS2000M module.

TASCAM Selects GainSpan Corporation's GS2100MIP Wi-Fi Module to Power its Latest Innovations

GainSpan Corporation announced that TASCAM has selected the GS2100MIP Wi-Fi module to power its latest innovations, the DR-22WL and DR-44WL Portable Recorders with Wi-Fi. The DR-44WL and DR22-WL are the first portable handheld recorders to include Wi-Fi for transport control, file transfer and audio streaming to smartphone or PC. GainSpan's GS2000-based module provides a quick, easy and cost-effective way for TASCAM to add Wi-Fi connectivity to its audio recorders. The audio recorders connect with smartphones and other Wi-Fi devices directly; there is no need for a Wi-Fi router network or other external equipment. GainSpan also enables the DR-22WL and DR-44WL to maintain long battery life to the module's low power consumption and fast wake-up performance from idle state. The company selected GainSpan's Wi-Fi module based on its advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, low power consumption and complete development platform, which simplified the design process resulting in much faster time-to-market. Designed for anyone from beginning musician to audio professionals, the DR-22WL and DR44-WL (a 4-track recorder) include built-in stereo condenser microphones that are mounted in a true XY pattern for perfect stereo imaging. Included in the new portable recorders is a Wi-Fi function for controlling transport and transferring files to a smartphone or computer. With the free app for iOS and Android devices, users can start and stop recording from anywhere in the room, while setting trim levels and check meters to make sure the transport is running. In addition, users can stream audio live to a smartphone, and after recording, can upload files to the cloud Sound Cloud over a wireless connection. These recordings can then be instantly shared online without moving the DR-44WL or DR-22WL from the best microphone position. The GS2000 family includes the GS2011M and the GS2100M. The modules are based on the company's GS2000 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi SoC. The modules offer multi Mbps throughput (over an SPI or SDIO interface), and feature a highly integrated and extensive networking stack and services and ease of provisioning. The DR-44WL and DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorders powered by GainSpan are available now.

Ring Selects GainSpan Corporation for Wi-Fi Module

Ring and GainSpan Corporation announced from the 2015 International CES that GainSpan will equip the Ring Video Doorbell with its GS2011MIE module, making it the world's first Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-operated, HD video doorbell. GainSpan's GS2000 based modules provide a quick, easy and cost-effective way for Ring to add Wi-Fi connectivity to its video doorbell. GainSpan also enables the Ring Video Doorbell to maintain its impressive battery life of up to 14 months due to the module's low power consumption and fast wake-up performance from idle state. In addition, the Ring Video Doorbell application code can run on the GS2000 due to its highly integrated, extensive networking stack and the large memory.

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