Tensorcom® Announces its Single-Chip WiGig® System-In-Package Achieves Wi-Fi Alliance Certification; Introduces New USB 3.0 Adapter Reference Designs

Latest 802.11ad Solutions to be Showcased at Computex 2017

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 25, 2017 – Tensorcom, Inc., a leading provider of ultra-low power 802.11ad WiGig semiconductor and system solutions, and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, today announced that its TC60G1316UE System-In-Package (SIP) has achieved Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WiGig™ certification.  The SIP, based on Tensorcom’s TC60G6504UE “Nant1” 802.11ad System-On-Chip, brings robust, gigabit wireless connectivity to power-sensitive devices that demand high-performance.

ABI Research forecasts more than one billion WiGig chipsets will ship in 2021 in applications ranging from wireless docking, multimedia streaming, high speed data transfer between devices, and networking applications.  They further estimate 28% of smartphones will support WiGig by 2021.

“Tensorcom continues to set the standard for 60 GHz ultra-low power performance.” said Jim Chase, Tensorcom’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.  “Our Nant1 based WiGig solutions offer the highest level of integration in the market today and are ideal for products that demand high bandwidth wireless connectivity in a small package.”

Nant1 is a monolithic ultra-low power CMOS system-on-chip with integrated 60 GHz CMOS MAC/PHY and USB 3.0 controller/PHY and includes all functions required to implement a complete WiGig solution for embedded devices, accessories, and portable products that require gigabit-per-second wireless data rates at the lowest power in the smallest form factor.  Key features of the TC60G1316UE SIP include:

  • 11ad compliant MAC and PHY with support for multiple frequency channels
  • MCS_0 through MCS_7 support with max PHY rate of 1.9 Gbps
  • WiGig certified, with driver support for common operating systems
  • SIP dimensions 13 mm x 16 mm
  • Tx power of 450 mW max

New Reference Platforms Ideal for Portable Accessories and Peripherals

Tensorcom today also announced availability of two USB 3.0 adapter reference designs based on the Nant1 solution.  The TC60G1422AE and TC60G1422CE reference are optimized for cost-effective manufacturing and support USB Type A and Type C connections, respectively.  Each design includes a high performance end-fire antenna that enables reliable multi-gigabit speed connectivity and includes all necessary hardware components, production ready firmware and drivers, detailed schematics and related documentation needed to develop a complete USB 3.0 WiGig adapter for embedded or accessory applications.

Mr. Chase added, “Tensorcom’s new WiGig adapter reference designs are ideally suited for ultra-low power applications where reliable high-speed wireless performance and low power are critical. These new designs based on our Nant1 SoC will allow PC, smartphone, and accessory manufacturers to develop best-in-class 802.11ad products with the fastest possible time-to-market.”

Tensorcom at Computex 2017 – May 30 through June 3, 2017 – Taipei, Taiwan

Tensorcom will demonstrate its technologies in the Taipei Nankang Exhibition Center, 1st Floor Booth J0818 during Computex from May 30-June 3, 2017.  Demonstrations will include the latest products in high speed data and video applications.  For media interested in meeting with Tensorcom, please contact: media@tensorcom.com.

About Tensorcom

Tensorcom, a member of the NantWorks™ family of companies, is a privately-held fabless semiconductor company headquartered in San Diego, California. The company has pioneered cutting edge technology for high speed millimeter wave wireless communication and offers ultra-low power products supporting the 802.11ad WiGig standard.  Tensorcom has assembled a world class team of experts with extensive experience in communication system design, 60 GHz CMOS RFIC design and ultra-low power baseband and SoC implementation.

For more information regarding Tensorcom’s products please contact a Tensorcom representative via info@tensorcom.com  or visit www.tensorcom.com.

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About NantWorks

NantWorks, LLC, is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms to transform how we work, live and play: NantHealth, NantOmics, NantBioScience, NantCell and its affiliate NantKwest, NantPharma, NantMobile, NantStudio, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution driven, each of NantWorks’ division companies operates at the intersection of innovation and infrastructure.

Founded by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane, the core mission for NantWorks is convergence: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerate innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics. For more information please visit www.nantworks.com and www.nanthealth.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter @Dr.PatSoonShiong