Blu Wireless Technology

Wireless DSP Architecture Team

Mark Barrett

1 Temple Way

BS2 0BY Bristol

United Kingdom

Blu Wireless Technology is a System IP company developing 60GHz WiFi mmWave technology for consumer and telecom backhaul applications. Our HYDRA technology is initially targeted at the IEEE 802.11ad wireless standard, which is the basis of the WiGig gigabit technology from the WiFi Alliance. HYDRA comprises PHY and MAC functions and is designed to support up to 4.6 Gbps. Blu Wireless engineers also develop complete SoC and platform solutions, and have developed an 802.11ad PHY modem implemented in 40nm LP CMOS. This is integrated with a 60 GHz Phased Array Antenna (PAA) radio within the first generation ‘Lightning’ module. The second-generation platform, ‘Typhoon’, due in 2017 is described in detail below and will be used in 5G-PICTURE.

The company is based in Bristol, UK, was founded in 2009 and currently comprises a team of over 50 professional wireless and semiconductor design engineers. Our business model is based on licensing our HYDRA gigabit modem as a complete System IP function to semiconductor companies. Blu Wireless is also a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) for the purposes of EU proposal submissions.

BWT also provides systems consultancy to product OEMs and telecom operators. We are currently working with several customers in the backhaul and semiconductor markets, and additional products besides the Lightning and Typhoon are under development.