Atmel + Celeno = Wi-Fi Direct Remote Controls

Atmel and Celeno Communications, a leading provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software, are working together to develop integrated solutions for high-performance Wi-Fi Direct remote controls for next-generation set-top box and video gateway platforms.

Based on Celeno’s Wi-Fi chipset and Atmel’s ultra-low power Wi-Fi Direct technology, the resulting solution will help wireless designers bring their products to market faster. They’ll also be able to lower overall system costs and power consumption. The new set-top box platform will be demonstrated at 2013 CES.

Wi-Fi Direct allows Wi-Fi devices to securely connect and communicate without a wireless access point, essentially simplifying and speeding the connection process. Say you have an image on your smartphone that you want to print, or you want to transmit video from your phone to your TV. Using Wi-Fi Direct technology, these devices can automatically find each other and complete the tasks–without needing a wireless router, or a hotspot, or SSIDs. In this era of The Internet of Things, when web-enabled devices are expected to outnumber people on our planet, Wi-Fi Direct represents a key enabler.

With a broad product portfolio including AVR and ARM-processor based microcontrollers, touch technologies and Wi-Fi solutions, Atmel is right at the heart of the devices fueling The Internet of Things. Atmel recently strengthened our position in this area with our acquistion of Ozmo, Inc., a leading provider of ultra-low power Wi-Fi solutions. From our expanded portfolio, developers can find the technologies they need to create smart, connected products that are targeted to The Internet of Things.

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