HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As affiliates of Tsinghua Unigroup, Spreadtrum Communications ("Spreadtrum") and RDA Microelectronics ("RDA") joined hands with YunOS to officially launch the Spreadlink YoC platform, a cloud chip platform aimed at further optimizing the IoT (Internet of Things) development ecology and accelerating the release of innovative products by customers.
The emerging era of IoT will definitely trigger an explosive increase in the awareness scale, while the forms of connectivity are becoming more diverse and complex and data and computing are becoming the key functions of IoT. With chips serving as the hardware foundation and major technical driving force for the intelligentization and informatization of devices and faced with new opportunities and challenges, YunOS began experimenting with a whole set of technologies to build a new chip infrastructure, which resulted in creation of the cloud chip App YunOS on Chip ("YoC"). With YoC and YunOS, developers can acquire security capabilities at the minimum cost, as well as the support of heterogeneous mesh networks, multi-port transfer functions and scale computing of data and services.
The Spreadlink YoC Platform is based on IoT chips and can provide an Eclipse integrated development environment, SDK (software development kit) and complete chipsets. It also supports YoC Apps, multiple wireless communication protocols (GPRS/Wifi/Bluetooth/GPS/Beidou) as well as YoC's diversified cloud App services, and is adaptable to the demands of different IoT device. The port-to-port solutions and App development ports based on the unified architecture that are available on the platform help solve the fragmentation in embedded design and support the YoC ID2 secure authentication solution to maximize the security of IoT Apps. Meanwhile, the modular SDK and open-source model adopted by the platform greatly shorten customer product development cycles.
"IoT started with chips. We are greatly honored to partner with YunOS in the cloud chip field," said Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum Communications and Chairman of RDA Microelectronics. "In the booming IoT market, the launch of the Spreadlink YoC Platform is a strong response to market demands. By serving IoT Apps of different types, it helps customers to shorten their development cycles, launch innovative products more conveniently and at a faster pace, and increase their competitive power in the area of IoT."
Mr. Zhang Chunhui, President of the OS Business Group under the Alibaba Group, said: "YunOS is an IoT operational system. YoC cloud chips are dedicated to smashing barriers between different IoT devices and creating a unified software-hardware architecture to support a diversified App ecology. In the future, YunOS, Spreadtrum and RDA will invest more in our in-depth partnership to jointly promote the cloud chips and build a much stronger IoT infrastructure."
About Spreadtrum Communications
As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, Spreadtrum Communications is a fabless semiconductor company that develops mobile chipset platforms for smartphones, feature phones and other consumer electronics products, supporting 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards. Spreadtrum's solutions combine its highly integrated, power-efficient chipsets with customizable software and reference designs in a complete turnkey platform, enabling customers to achieve faster design cycles with a lower development cost. Spreadtrum's customers include global and China-based manufacturers developing mobile products for consumers in China and emerging markets around the world. For more information, visit www.spreadtrum.com.
About RDA Microelectronic
As an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, Ltd, RDA Microelectronics is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets wireless systems-on-chip and radio-frequency semiconductors for cellular, connectivity, and broadcast applications. We have developed our core competency through a combination of technical know-how, system- and application-level knowledge and expertise in mixed-signal integrated circuits which convert real-world analog signals. Since inception, we have been dedicated to meeting the specific needs of the manufacturers of wireless devices based in China. For more information, visit www.rdamicro.com.
YunOS is a data-and-service-oriented IoT operational system based on cloud computing developed by the Alibaba Group. Highly compatible and expandable, this system is widely used in various IoT devices, including smart phones, Internet-connected vehicles, Internet TVs, smart homes, smart wearables and other diverse smart terminals as well as chips and sensors. YunOS is dedicated to providing better scenario-driven Internet services and a better user experience for consumers while empowering developers. For more information, visit www.yunos.com.
SOURCE Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.