Celeno, Realtek bring 4K wireless set-top box reference design to market

Celeno Communications, a provider of smart, managed Wi-Fi solutions, has launched a joint reference design with Realtek for 4K wireless set-top boxes, the company said.

The solution is enabled by Celeno´s CL2440 4×4 802.11ac wave 2 Wi-Fi chip and Realtek´s RTD1295 SoC for 4K set-top boxes.

The joint reference design allows for high performance wireless set-top-boxes with an ultra-small-form-factor chassis enabled by energy efficient Wi-Fi design. The CL2440, an energy efficient PCIe Wi-Fi radio, eliminates the need for additional external memories and boasts a small package size which together drive down solution size and cost. Its unique embedded Smart Antenna Steering (SAS) technology allows for smart antenna arrays to increase diversity and overall Wi-Fi performance for flicker free video.

Celeno´s extensive 802.11ac chip portfolio and ground-breaking software technologies are designed to excel in real life, highly-interfered dense network scenarios, delivering the level of management, performance, speed, coverage, reliability and superlative user experience demanded by Wi-Fi users.

Realtek Semiconductor Corporation is an IC provider that designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications.