Marvell partners with Celeno on wireless video

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 
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Marvell Partners with Celeno to Provide Robust, Industry-Leading Wireless Video Solution

  • Collaboration to Bring Together Marvell’s Award-Winning Multi-Media Solutions with Celeno’s Smart Wi-Fi Technology to Allow Service Providers to Offer a Seamless IPTV and OTT Experience in the Home

RA’ANANA, Israel — Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software for applications, and Marvell, a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions, today announced a partnership that will see Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 family of multi-media processors and connectivity solution combined with Celeno’s 802.11ac Access Point chips to power a wireless video experience in the home that can reliably handle 4K or HD video streaming alongside regular data applications.

This combined solution is designed to meet the growing demand for linear TV, Video-on-Demand and OTT services to multiple screens and mobile devices throughout the home, all while ensuring the highest levels of reliability and performance.

“With more connected devices per home and more services per device, consumer demands on home Wi-Fi are increasing exponentially, with wireless video one of the biggest drains on bandwidth,” said Philip Poulidis, SVP & GM of IoT BU at Marvell. “Partnering with Celeno allows us to incorporate truly smart Wi-Fi technology along with Wave 2 capabilities so that together, our solution ensures that wireless home networking can keep up with the most demanding of video applications.”

“Celeno has always been committed to providing wireless solutions that anticipate the needs of consumers who continue to demand more from Wi-Fi in the home. This partnership with Marvell directly serves that goal, resulting in a solution that gives service providers a way to offer perfectly seamless and reliable wireless video experience to their customers,” said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno. ‘We’re excited to collaborate with an industry leader like Marvell to present an offering where our two solutions combined can provide a significantly better offering than anything else out there.”

The Celeno CL2348 802.11ac Wave 2 chip and the CL2330 802.11ac chip provide a powerful access point technology in the home gateway. Utilizing Celeno’s concurrent dual band Wi-Fi module, the Gateway will be able to stream high-quality video using both the 2.4GHz and uncongested 5GHz bands. Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 family of multi-media processors will power set top boxes, TVs and 4K platforms, leveraging the company’s award-winning Qdeo™ video processing, TV tuner, and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity chip to ensure a robust video connection.

Celeno’s chips also include Celeno’s industry-first airtime management technology OptimizAIR 2.0, which will enable the separation of multiple concurrent video and data streams as well as ensure the higher capacity and superlative QoS required for 4K as compared to HD streaming. With OptimizAIR 2.0, Service Providers can virtualize their Wi-Fi Access Point into multiple portioned networks. For example, STBs powered by the ARMADA 1500 will be put on one virtual Wi-Fi network with guaranteed capacity for multiple 4K HD streams, while other consumer devices will be allocated to a separate network ensuring user experience is satisfied across all devices. If one family member is running an HD video conference call while another is enjoying a 4K movie on its TV, both applications will run smoothly and seamlessly. For service providers and telecommunications companies, this results in a dramatic decrease in service calls and associated operating expenses, as well as providing for new service business models like homespots, home security and home automation.