- Sep 30, 2008
Cortina and Ralink Enabling Next Generation Multimedia Applications-Connecting the Digital Home through Highly Integrated Cost and Effective Solutions
SUNNYVALE & CUPERTINO, Calif., September 29 - Cortina Systems, Inc and Ralink Technology today announced a joint reference design that is powered by the industry leading high-performance CS3516 Network Processor from Cortina and the industry leading 802.11n WiFi solution RT2880 from Ralink. The reference design will be publically demonstrated at the upcoming CEATEC in Japan.
"Consumers are finding new uses for networking in the digital home, such as networked picture frames, internet radio and IP surveillance", said Dr. Stewart Wu, Vice President and General Manager of Digital Home Business Unit, Cortina Systems, Inc. "OEMs are looking for integrated, high performance solutions. Working closely with Ralink, we are enabling system vendors quicker time to market for their network multimedia products with a comprehensive hardware and software reference design."
"Continuing our innovation and development of wireless LAN chipset solutions, Ralink is thrilled to collaborate with Cortina to provide a reference design that addresses the high performance needs from the consumer and system manufactures," said Rick Jeng, president of Ralink Technology.
The joint reference design enables 270 Mbps aggregate concurrent dual band throughput and up to 1 Gbps WAN-to-LAN routing wire-to-wire and 200 Mbps wire-to-WiFi. The board also supports MPEG4, Motion JPEG, and MP3 decoding for applications such as network picture frame, internet radio, and NAS-based IP surveillance central stations. The reference board is based on the popular CS3516 Router Gateway NAS Reference Design Kit from Cortina and the RT2880 Reference Design Board from Ralink. The joint reference design includes an integrated Board Support Package that provides system designers a unified Linux kernel and application software suite.
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