Licensing of Intellectual Property


As IC design-house and IP vendor, Catena has significant experience in wireless connectivity and sensor electronics systems for both consumer and professional applications. The designs include: WiFi, BT, ZigBee, GNSS, FM-Broadcast Transceivers, Digital Radio, MEMS based gyroscopes and accelerometers, touch screen controllers and multiple of other applications. Currently the main focus is IoT applications, where the latest IP for WiFi and BT is available in 28nm.

The strategy at Catena is to develop silicon proven IP on various platforms in specific technology nodes, which are used as a starting point for customization to each licensee. The customizations are often related to specific requirements and foundry nodes, allowing the licensee quick time-to-market with their products.

The system IP developed at Catena is developed with standard process options only and is therefore easy to integrate into multi-functional SOCs.

The goals for 2015 include a combo IP solution in 28nm including WiFi-11ac and dual mode Bluetooth (BR, EDR and BLE). Furthermore, custom specific implementations of BLE products extended with our GNSS IP will pave the way for Catena to support IoT applications. Additionally, NFC options will be added to the Catena IP portfolio.

The license model is flexible and consists often of a fixed license fee in combination with royalties. Customizations are covered by NRE. Examples of system IP available for licensing are found in the list to the right and IP briefs are available upon request.

Our IP available for licensing


Wireless System IP
  • WiFi/WiMAX Transceiver
  • WiFi Dual band 2x2 MIMO WiFi 11ac
  • WiFi Dual band 2x2 MIMO WiFi 11abgn
  • Highly integrated Dual band WiFi 11ac
  • Bluetooth dual mode (BR/EDR/BLE) Transceiver
  • Bluetooth BLE Transceiver
  • WiFi+Bluetooth Transceiver
  • Multi standard Digital Broadcast systems (e.g. DAB)
  • Broadcast FM Radio Transceiver
  • GNSS + Broadcast FM Radio Transceiver Combo
  • ISM Band Transceivers
  • Zigbee, IEEE 802.15.4 Transceiver, ISM band OQPSK Transceiver
  • Active Splitter for Multi TV Tuner applications
  • TV Tuner, Singled ended input LNA
Other System IP
  • AES Encryption/Decryption Core
  • Tri-axis accelerometer
  • Capacitive touch controller