The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow to 26 billion installed units by 2020 according to Gartner Inc., an almost 30-fold increase from 0.9 billion in 2009. These units include a wide range of devices like wearables, sensor nodes, medical devices and gateways; most of them having some form of short range wireless connectivity through protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and Zigbee. Connectivity in conventional devices like mobile phones, automobiles, audio devices like headsets and Wi-Fi routers is well established and will grow as these devices become ubiquitous.
In order to address this market effectively, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and semiconductor enterprises need to achieve cost effectiveness, faster time-to-market and first-time-right approach for their products. The challenge of implementing new use cases with minimal power consumption and low memory footprint is making it increasingly difficult to produce competitive products.
These pain points can be addressed by proven technology components and domain expertise. Mindtree has been in this space for over a decade and has serviced customers across various geographies and product segments. We have developed our own IP for Bluetooth technology which gives customers a jump start in their product development.
Mindtree’s short-range wireless offerings focus on the following key markets:
- Wearable devices
- Consumer audio
- Health and wellness
- Sports and fitness
- Smart premises
- Automotive infotainment
- PC peripherals
Mindtree offers a wide range of short-range wireless services, including:
High-end consulting: Our services are currently anchored around the latest Bluetooth technologies -Bluetooth low energy and Classic Bluetooth for versions 5, 4.2, 4.1 and 4.0. This offering is suitable for companies like automotive OEMs and apparel manufacturers, whose core business is significantly different from connectivity-related technologies. Mindtree offers architecture and roadmap consulting services along with benchmarking of third-party solutions.
Licensable intellectual properties: We provide the latest and most comprehensive intellectual property offerings in the Bluetooth technology space. Our portfolio includes both silicon IP as well as software IP.
- BlueLitE IP: Mindtree’s Hardware IP for Single mode (v5, v4.2, v4.1 and v4.0), which consists of stack, profiles, Baseband Controller, and Digital PHY
- EtherMind IP: Mindtree’s software IP for Dual mode , which consists of stack, profiles and application frameworks for Bluetooth versions 5, 4.2, 4.1, 4.0 and 2.1+EDR
Platform integration: We provide platform integration services to semiconductor companies who need to maintain same or similar connectivity options across multiple product lines or SoCs. Our services include porting of connectivity stacks like Bluetooth and WiFi onto different processor and operating system platforms.
Productization and sustenance support: We provide productization and sustenance support to Semiconductor vendors and OEMs who manufacture connectivity-based equipment including headsets, automotive infotainment units, wireless speakers, etc. This service includes profile integration, application development and integration with sub-systems like audio and persistent storage. We also offer system validation and interoperability testing.
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