NXP uses CEVA’s Bluetooth Low Energy IP in Bluetooth Smart SoCs

August 21, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Silicon IP provider CEVA has disclosed that NXP Semconductor licensed its RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart IP for its ultra-low power, long battery-life devices for wearable, smart home, digital health, and IoT products.

NXP Semiconductor’s QN9000 Series of Bluetooth Smart SoC products and solutions employ RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart IP. NXP eopositions the ICs as simplifying innovation in next-generation wearables, smart home, digital health, and other devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT).

RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart IP provides a very low power, low MIPs & low gate count platform for applications requiring Single Mode Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), for example smartwatches, hearing aids, wearable sensors for medical /sports (heart rate, glucose, temperature), remote controls, toys, environment sensors, location beacons and many other machine–machine communications. Qualified to the latest Bluetooth Smart 4.2 specification, the Bluetooth Smart IP consists of a hardware baseband controller coupled with a complete software stack including Profiles.

In addition to Bluetooth Smart 4.2, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac connectivity IP platforms can be integrated for designers requiring multiple wireless standards in their product designs. The platforms also incorporate a smart co-existence interface which handles Wi-Fi/Bluetooth traffic arbitration to avoid interference.

CEVA; www.ceva-dsp.com/RivieraWaves-Bluetooth-Platforms

NXP; www.nxp.com