Cyient partners with IITH, WiSig Networks
2nd May 2022

Cyient has partnered with IIT Hyderabad (IITH) and WiSig Networks, a startup incubated at IITH, to enable volume production of India's first architected and designed chip - the Koala NB-loT SoC (Narrowband-loT System-on-Chip). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between them is aligned with MEITY's (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, India) goals of building a vibrant semiconductor design and innovation ecosystem to enable the emergence of India as a global hub for electronics manufacturing and design.

IITH and WiSig developed the Koala chip, and Cyient enabled the IC (integrated circuit) design for this project. Volume production of the NB-loT SoC includes the development of a package, production test solution suited for volume production, organization of silicon fabrication, volume testing of the IC, and the management of supplying the chip.

NB-loT is a 5G massive Machine-Type-Communication (MTC) technology, a fast-growing one, that enables low-bit rate loT applications with long-range and extends device battery life up to 10 years. Smart meters, machine-to-machine connectivity, Industry 4.0, a plethora of sensor connectivity, asset tracking, digital healthcare, and many more applications will benefit by using this NB-loT chip.

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