participated in the "Bluetooth Congress 2001" tradeshow
held in Monte Carlo, Monaco, and exhibited its Bluetooth solutions,
which are based upon its patented CMOS direct conversion architecture.
Since it was formed in Silicon Valley in 1998, the company
has been highly acknowledged for its innovative design prowess
in the wireless telecommunications market. Its products have
included solutions to support the Bluetooth, wireless LAN,
WCDMA and 802.11b/g standards.
At the tradeshow, GCT Semiconductor demonstrated a piconet
using devices that are based upon its IC's. By forming a temporary
personal area network (piconet), the company showed that various
devices can communicate with each other via the Bluetooth
For this demonstration, the company used 3 notebook computers
and connected them to its development kit, which includes
its RF chip (GDM1100), baseband chip (GDM1101b) and in-house
developed protocol stack software. The notebook computers
were linked to the Bluetooth piconet and then the "Blue
Ball" software began to operate synchronously: a ball
appeared on the screen and bounced from one monitor to another.
By showing the participants a virtual ball moving across the
monitors, piconet clearly demonstrated how data can be transferred,
jointly owned and linked.
"Employing GCT's core DSP and multimedia technologies,
we can provide high-performance system-on-chip solutions at
a reasonable price," announces Lee Kyung-ho, the firm's
Lee also expressed his confidence that GCT would secure firm
ground on the global wireless telecommunications market with
other innovations very similar to these.
Meanwhile, on June 14, GCT took part in the international
VLSI Society's 2001 SOVC (Symposium on VLSI Circuit) held
in Kyoto, Japan. There, it formally announced a series of
theses on RF chip set design technologies, including WCDMA,
Bluetooth and CDMA RF PLL.
"The fact that the GCT theses were adopted at a meeting
attended by industry heavyweights such as IBM, Intel and NTT
Docomo, as well as famous scientists, demonstrates how the
public is embracing our CMOS direct conversion RF technology,"
says GCT president Lee Ki-Sub. "By utilizing CMOS direct
conversion technology, GCT is focused on providing various
multi-mode RF front-end solutions that support many communication
standards such as Bluetooth, 802.11b RF products, GPRS and
dual mode RF of WCDMA."