Low energy Bluetooth 4.0 IP targets cost-efficient, single and dual mode applications

March 08, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
CEVA, Inc., has announced its low energy CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 IP, for both single mode and dual mode applications. Building on more than a decade of experience, CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 extends the existing CEVA-Bluetooth IP product line, which has shipped in millions of handsets, consumer electronics and automotive products.

CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) functionality, significantly expanding the addressable market for Bluetooth connectivity to include a wide range of smaller, cost-efficient applications previously limited by the power consumption of older Bluetooth standards. CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 is available both as Single Mode IP (CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.SM) and Dual Mode IP (CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.DM).

CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.SM is aimed at Bluetooth Smart products which require optimized Bluetooth Low Energy single mode operation for low rate data links. Typical applications include body-wear sensor products for medical and sports, toys, environment sensors, active shutter 3DTV glasses and other machine–to-machine communications.

CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.DM is primarily aimed at next-generation, multi-radio connectivity chips for Bluetooth Smart Ready products. These products require both classic Bluetooth and Low Energy Bluetooth co-existing with other wireless functionality such FM, Wi-Fi and GPS, as is typical in smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing platforms.