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Low-power, low-voltage wireless solutions

Cordio is the ARM family of standards-based, low-power radio IP solutions. Each Cordio solution includes a pre-qualified, self-contained radio block, related link layer firmware, stack and profiles along with guidelines for design, test, integration, qualification, and application development – the ideal solution to get from design concept to end-user production. With the ARM® CORDIO® family of radio IP, semiconductor companies have access to cutting-edge, sub-volt radio solutions and can effectively keep up with evolving standards and processes in a cost-effective, risk-free manner.

 

Cordio Radio IP diagram - ease of integration

The Cordio BT radio series includes highly integrated and ultra-low power CMOS radio IP cores along with link layer firmware, stack and profiles supporting the Bluetooth Smart standard targeted towards select process nodes.

 

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Standards-based low-power radio cores and software solutions

60% more battery life diagramThe ARM® CORDIO®   family of radio IP is focused on the ease of integration and delivery of wireless connectivity to SoC designers by offering a comprehensive radio solution supporting process, system, and software integration.

The Cordio radio IP is the only fully integrated platform in the market and includes a transceiver, baseband, and link layer (LL) subsystem including firmware. The integrated LL subsystem provides an energy efficient, timing-independent interface to the host processor, enabling easy implementation of the stack and application layers. In addition, the subsystem intelligently controls the sleep and wake-up times of the host processor leading to lower system-wide power consumption.

Core to all Cordio radio hardware is native sub-volt operation. Operating below 1 Volt enables the radio to "sip" energy from a battery, thus greatly extending the device's life. In addition, it makes it easier to run without batteries by using energy harvesting technologies.

The Cordio software solution consists of Cordio Stack and Cordio Profiles which can be optimally combined by chip makers to create a complete "link layer-to-application" software solution, enabling the fastest time to market. Cordio Stack is a complete protocol stack solution providing the features and flexibility to develop best-in-class SoCs and products. Cordio Profiles provide a production-ready solution for creating interoperable IoT products. It also provides sample applications built on a software framework that simplifies development and porting.




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