Saankhya Labs(Founder & CEO is from Belagavi), a leader in the development of Cognitive Software Defined Radio (SDR) chips today announced the release of a high performance TV White Space (TVWS) baseband radio module for Base Station and Customer Premises Equipment. The module is powered by Saankhya’s award-winning Software Configurable Demodulator (SL100x) and Modulator (SL900x) chipsets. The module complies with the latest version of IEEE802.22 and White Space Alliance (Wi-FAR™) Standards and is targeted at fixed wireless broadband applications.
Founder and CEO at Saankhya Labs is Parag Naik who did his schooling from St.Pauls high school and then his engineering (CS) from Gogte Institute of technology (1992). Parag is a serial entrepreneur with over 22 years of industry experience, out of which 14 years have been in high technology startups. At Saankhya he has been the CEO since April 2014. He was the CTO and VP Marketing between 2007-2014 contributing to the product roadmaps and designing Saankhya SDR architecture. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Saankhya he co-founded Smart Yantra technologies one of India’s first Video IP streaming companies in 2001 and Vayavya Labs India’s first Electronic Design Automation Company in 2006. Both companies are high technology product companies. Smart Yantra was acquired by Genesis Microchip in 2004. He has also held various techno-managerial positions at Ishoni Networks and Philips. He is a named inventor on 17 US and India patents in the areas of CPU/SDR architecture, Digital Communications, Signal Processing and Hardware-Software Co-design/ Code generators. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Karnatak University, India.
“IEEE 802.22, an internationally recognized ISO Standard enables robust broadband connections over long distances and even through vegetation. White Space Alliance is excited to see its member companies announcing new products and technologies in this Wi-FAR™ market space. This technology can be used for a wide variety of applications enabling Telecom equipment vendors and carriers to quickly evaluate and launch innovative TV White Space Solutions,” said Dr. Apurva Mody, Chairman of Whitespace Alliance, an industry body promoting the TV White Space standards worldwide.
“Our customers needed a cost effective, quick time to market solution for introducing Wi-FAR™ technology in the market place. Saankhya responded to the need and has developed a baseband radio module which OEMs can springboard and develop innovative and affordable solutions for various applications” said Parag Naik, CEO of Saankhya Labs. Saankhya Labs, a pioneer in the development of TV White Space chipsets, has over 25 patents in the design and implementation of cognitive radios for a variety of applications including delivery of broadband services over unlicensed spectrum.