MIGDAL HAEMEK, ISRAEL and DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 19, 2012) - TowerJazz (
The new standard is currently being tested for potential broadcast across North America by NIST from its facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. Xtendwave's EverSet® technology will provide orders-of-magnitude improvement in reception compared to existing products based on the current broadcast format. Xtendwave's design will be manufactured using TowerJazz's TS18SL process in its Fab 2. EverSet® ICs will be used in clocks, watches, small appliances, automobiles, utility meters, personal electronics and more, a market estimated at a total of about 200 million non-networked clock-enabled devices sold in the U.S. each year.
Xtendwave's EverSet® receiver technology provides manufacturers of clocks, watches, and other products with a cost-effective chip that can receive and decode the new WWVB broadcast and offers reliable timekeeping and ubiquitous reception across North America. The CMOS implementation of EverSet® requires minimal external component count and also allows it to be integrated as an IP core into existing CMOS system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.
"By using TowerJazz's CMOS technology, Xtendwave can offer a high-performance, cost-effective receiver IC for the new WWVB broadcast standard," said Ilan Rabinovich, Vice President of Customer Support and General Manager of CMOS Business Unit.
"We are very pleased to work with TowerJazz on our next generation atomic timekeeping signal products, as we believe their process offers great flexibility along with cost effectiveness," said Dennis I. Robbins, President of Xtendwave. "We are thrilled to be at the forefront of technology for the next generation of WWVB atomic timekeeping as we continue to proactively address this growing market."
Xtendwave, based in Dallas, Texas, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development of physical-layer communication technologies. These are based on both analog and digital signal processing methods, strategically targeted at enabling improved performance over various media through increased data rates, greater distances, and higher quality-of-service. Xtendwave is currently engaged with customers in both the precise timekeeping industries and telecommunications industries. Xtendwave has strong collaborative relationships with leading universities, and is the recipient of numerous Small Business Innovation Research awards from the U.S. government. Visit: www.xtendwave.com.
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