Press release from Business Wire India
Thursday, January 08, 2009 04:49 PM IST (11:19 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest; Business: Automotives, Business services, Electronic appliances & components, Information technology, Telecommunications; Technology; Automotive
Release no: 18879
Wipro-NewLogic’s high Speed Interface Technology to be Included in Microsoft Corporation’s Microsoft Auto Platform
IEEE 1394 Software Stacks to provide high Speed Serial Interface for rich in-car Information and Entertainment
Lustenau, Austria and Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Thursday, January 08, 2009 — (Business Wire India) — Wipro-NewLogic, the semiconductor IP business of Wipro Limited(NYSE:WIT) and the number one provider of wireless connectivity IPs, today announced the inclusion of its IEEE 1394 software stack in the Microsoft Auto platform, targeted at automotive infotainment solutions.
The 1394 Software IPs will be included in the Microsoft Auto platform and can be used by Automotive OEMs and Suppliers for in-car information and entertainment applications. The high throughput and Quality of Service provided by IEEE 1394 technology will make in-car entertainment richer by supporting front and rear seat audio and video distribution for the passengers. Further, with 5C-DTCP implementation, content providers can be assured of the security for the content provided. The solution also supports power management as per Automotive-1394 specification.
“We have chosen Wipro-NewLogic as they have the leading industry knowledge in the 1394 domain with proven software stacks”, said Greg Baribault, Director Product Management, Automotive Business Unit, Microsoft. “They have provided a modular design, so future enhancement and up-grades can easily be done.” he added.
“We are excited that our IEEE 1394 stack is incorporated into Microsoft Auto platform. Through our successful IEEE 1394 implementations with more than 65 customers worldwide for the last 12 years, today our IP is part of leading vendors’ offerings in Consumer Electronics and PC space. With this licensing, our solutions will now be present in the automotive sector as well,” said Senthil Murugesan, CEO of Wipro-NewLogic. “This shows that we can fulfill the demanding quality requirements of automotive customers with our robust development methodology and mature solution.” he added.
Wipro-NewLogic has a comprehensive IEEE 1394 Software IP portfolio to support multiple Automotive applications. This includes modules like IEEE 1394 Driver for the underlying hardware and Serial Bus Manager. It also supports Power management features in form of Automotive-1394 Power Management stack as per the Power modes supported in the underlying PHY chip. It can be used by Automotive OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to develop IEEE 1394 based car navigation solutions, In-car and rear seat entertainment, driver-assist and car safety solutions. It also supports content protection through its DTCP stack implementation. These Software IPs can operate with leading IEEE 1394 Automotive chipsets as well as IEEE 1394 Link and Physical (PHY) layer solutions developed by Wipro-NewLogic.
Wipro-NewLogic is a leading Semiconductor Design Services Provider and supplier of Intellectual Property (IP) cores for complex wireless and wireline applications; these include Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Ultra WideBand and IEEE 1394 (FireWire). The portfolio of IP cores also contains Software, silicon proven Wireless LAN multiband Radio and Mixed-Signal Blocks such as AFEs, Synthesizers and PLLs.
The services span over Digital, Analog / Mixed-Signal / RF based SoC (System-on-chip) Design, including specialized support for IP Customization, SoC and System Integration, ASIC Backend, Reference Design Development, Prototype Testing, Firmware Development, Application Development and Software Porting. Wipro-NewLogic also provides post GDS2 services such as device characterization, test development and support for device production, packaging and test.
For more information, contact Wipro-NewLogic. Millennium Park 6, 6890 Lustenau/Austria, phone +43 5577 995-211; email to [email protected] or visit its web site at www.wipro-newlogic.com. Wipro-NewLogic is a subsidiary of Wipro Limited.
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.
In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro’s ADS’ are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange – Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com and www.wiprocorporate.com.
About Microsoft Auto
For more information on Microsoft Auto please visit www.microsoft.com/auto.
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