HSINCHU, TAIWAN – January 14, 2021 – Andes Technology, a global leader in 32/64-bit RISC-V CPU core solutions, and Rafael Microelectronics, a leading provider for RF IP and wireless communication subsystem cores, are announcing a strategic partnership to bring a wireless IoT connectivity solution based on RISC-V cores to the industry.
Wireless subsystem IPs from Rafael Microelectronics are complete solutions that enable protocols of IoT connectivity to run on AndesCore™ ultra-compact N22 processor. Rafael Microelectronics offers Bluetooth® Low Energy version 5.0/5.1/5.2, Zigbee version 3.0 and full frequency band of sub gigahertz subsystems with radio designs targeting on various process nodes. The N22, a highly efficient and low-power 2-stage pipeline RISC-V CPU core, can work tightly with Rafael’s wireless subsystems to provide full control of MAC layer, Network layer and Application layer functions efficiently. The configurable wireless subsystem IPs also supply a wide-range selection of data link control for IoT devices.