CEVA Powers the NXP Bluetooth Smart SoCs
23 August, 2015
CEVA's IP enables NXP to deliver ultra-low power performance for long battery-life in wearable, smart home, digital health, and IoT products. Lately, it received Bluetooth Smart 4.2 certifiaction
CEVA’s IP enables NXP to deliver ultra-low power performance for long battery-life in wearable, smart home, digital health, and IoT products. Lately, it received Bluetooth Smart 4.2 certifiaction
NXP Semiconductor is using the RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart IP, from CEVA, the licensor of DSP and IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity. Last week the CEVA revealed that that NXP’s QN9000 Series of Bluetooth Smart SoC products are bases on its IP. these products are targeted to the growing market of wearable, smart home, digital health, and other devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT).
Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of CEVA’s Connectivity business unit, stated: “We are delighted to announce NXP as a licensee for our Bluetooth Smart IP. NXP is at the forefront of innovation in the IoT domain.”
The RivieraWaves Bluetooth platforms incorporate a hardware baseband controller coupled with a software stack and an optional RF/modem block. In addition, CEVA has multiple RF partners to help address deployment on various foundries and processes nodes; RF partners include CSEM, Catena, Maxscend, IMEC, Orca, Silicon Vision and others.
Earlier this month CEVA received from Bluetooth Core Specification Team, the final certification for its latest Bluetooth Smart 4.2 specification. The RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP platform consists of a hardware baseband controller coupled with a complete software stack including Profiles. Also, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity IP platforms can be seamlessly integrated for customers requiring multiple wireless standards in their product designs.
NXP Semiconductor has operations in more than 25 countries, and posted revenue of $5.65 billion in 2014. On July, 2015, NXP’s Shareholders approved the merger proposal between NXP and Freescale Semiconductor. On May, NXP entered into an agreement to sell its RF Power business to Jianguang Asset Management Co. for $1.8 billion. The transaction is expected to reach its closing in the second half of 2015.