Tape out of its Iceni silicon returning from the foundry is scheduled for next month, November 2013, with volume production to follow in Q2 2014.
Initial Weightless modules measuring 35mm x 45mm and costing around $12 will ship in 2014 with a roadmap incorporating $7 modules in 2015 and 24mm x 20mm modules costing $4 or less in 2016. Weightless development kits are scheduled for launch to early access customers in Q2 2014.
The company’s base station, NeulNET 2510 will sample in the first quarter of 2014 with pre-commercial availability in Q2 2014. BTS hardware lease costs will be "tens of dollars" per month. The company will deploy Weightless networks in at least the UK and USA in the second quarter of next year with further networks elsewhere to follow.
“This is a huge milestone for the Weightless ecosystem and will for the first time enable the wider developer community to engage meaningfully with the technology,” said Professor William Webb, Weightless SIG CEO. "Almost half of the 150 attendees at the Weightless Summit were applications providers, all very keen to take equipment and deliver exciting solutions. The progress of Neul and others shows that they will not have to wait long.”
The 630 page Weightless Specification is available now for immediate download to SIG Members at weightless.org/roadmap