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Forward Concepts has announced the publication of its newest in-depth annual study of the worldwide cellular handset and tablet market and virtually all of the chips that go into them. The extensive (654-page) study, “Cellular Handset & Tablet Chip Markets '12,” gauges the performance of the top 30 handset vendors, cellular-enabled tablet vendors and ranks their 2011 annual growths and market shares.
GreenPeak was challenged with designing a GP510 system-on-chip RF4CE communication controller for integration into set-top boxes and GP561 for the remote controller devices. The chips needed to be optimized for low cost while at the same time providing superior performance.
As the result of joining forces within the HiTeK project to combine the advantages of silicon-based CMOS circuits from the IHP with those of indium-phosphide circuits from the FBH, the partners have successfully integrated both circuits on a semiconductor wafer.
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