Communication reference platform accelerates M2M design

February 08, 2016 // By Julien Happich
With its Dragonfly reference platform, DSP licensor CEVA claims to help designers reduces time-to-market for power and cost-sensitive IoT and M2M devices supporting low-data rate connectivity, including LTE Cat-1, Cat-0, Cat-M and NB-IoT standards.

The Dragonfly multifunction platform is enabled by the company's CEVA-XC5 and CEVA-XC8 DSP cores and accompanied by the hardware and software components required to rapidly design machine-type communications (MTC) systems. The platform supports existing and emerging LTE MTC releases, LPWAN standards (e.g. LoRa, SiGFox, Ingenu), in addition to Wi-Fi, GPS or any other IoT-related communications standard set to be deployed for M2M communication.

The flexible platform allows for optimal hardware/software system partitioning, combining a low power vector communication DSP with a range of hardware co-processors. Such partitioning enables the software flexibility essential for upgradability and long service life of typical M2M devices, while delivering the power efficiency required to support extended battery life of up to ten years.

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