Product ManagerMichael Zhao
Frontline is the world’s leading provider of Bluetooth, NFC, 802.11 and USB protocol analysis technology. We have key customers spanning the entire gamut of the consumer electronic marketplace – from chip manufacturers all the way to software stack vendors and developers. 84 out of the Fortune 100 companies use Frontline tools and services. Our tools help them do their jobs more efficiently and help them build better products for their customers.
The Frontline Family of Analyzers
Frontline’s line of analyzers are the de-facto industry standard and are used by hundreds of company’s globally including, CSR, Broadcom, Atheros, Apple, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, and Marvell. Frontline maintains the world’s largest Bluetooth device library for use in its IOT service organization. Frontline’s technology has been integrated into the Bluetooth SIG’s PTS qualification tool which is the system used to determine if a product meets Bluetooth interoperability standards. Frontline supports the entire range of Bluetooth technology: Basic Rate/Enhanced Data Rate, low energy, and High Speed.
Markets and Innovation
Over the last 30 + years we have seen many changes in technologies and products. We have successfully adapted to each new wave of innovation. It continues to happen today. For example, the automotive industry is quickly adding more and more wireless technology to their automobiles. This means our automotive customers are scrambling to implement these technologies into their vehicles. By doing this their customers benefit from numerous additional features and in the end it improves overall satisfaction. It also provides them with the opportunity for higher price points and increased margins. We support our customers as they do this by providing tools that make it easier for them to implement these technology into their products.
The consumer electronics market is on a continuous growth path. There seems to be an insatiable demand for wireless devices in all types, but primarily mobile devices connected to the internet. This number will grow dramatically as non-traditionally internet based devices become connected to the internet – from health and fitness to clothing to home appliances, more and more devices will be communicating with servers, PCs, tablets, handhelds, and each other through the internet and personal are networks (PAN).
Our goal is to meet the needs of our existing and new customers as they develop and implement exciting new technologies in their products. At the core our focus is in these technologies:
- Bluetooth wireless technology
- Wi-Fi (802.11)
- NFC (Near Field Communications)
- GNSS Simulation
"Accelerate our partner’s time to market, increase their product quality and ensure a superior end user experience for their customers through our products, services, and consulting, by being a partner of choice in the mobile, wireless and consumer product markets."
- Exceeding Customer Expectations
- The Pursuit of Excellence
- The Principle of Ownership
- Effective Teamwork Eliminates Boundaries
- Our Responsibility to our Community
expands Protocol Solutions offerings into wireless protocols including Bluetooth® and 802.11(Wi-Fi) with acquisition of Frontline Test Equipment in 2016.