"CEVA continues to be the most successful supplier of DSP IP — its licensees shipped more than one billion chips in 2011," said J. Scott Gardner, an analyst at The Linley Group and co-author of A Guide to CPU Cores and Processor IP. "CEVA has an impressive customer base for its DSP portfolio, especially in communications and multimedia. Furthermore, with the 4G transition well underway, high-performance programmable DSPs are required to efficiently handle complex multimode baseband processing. CEVA is well positioned to capitalize on this trend."
CEVA's industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world's leading semiconductors today for a broad range of applications including cellular baseband, imaging, vision, audio, voice, voice-over-IP and more. Addressing every advanced wireless standard, including LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and DTV demodulation, CEVA's latest generation communications DSP architecture framework, the CEVA-XC4000, sets a new milestone for power efficiency and utilizes an innovative instruction set to enable highly complex, software-based baseband processing. Likewise, the latest CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP architecture framework for advanced audio and voice processing introduces innovative smart power management technology and supports customer-owned extensions, making it a highly flexible architecture and ideal for even the most area and power sensitive designs.