Ready with IP for Bluetooth 5, says CEVA

December 09, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Signal processing IP provider CEVA has announced the general release of its RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 IP. With enhancements including longer range, higher speed and extended support for connectionless services, Bluetooth 5 is a significant upgrade over prior Bluetooth standards, offering both improved features for existing use cases and breakout features to open up IoT applications for the smart environment. CEVA says it already has license agreements with leading semiconductor companies and OEMs.

The RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms consist of a hardware baseband controller, a digital modem, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. For Bluetooth low energy, this protocol stack encompasses the Link Layer up to the GAP/GATT plus a comprehensive set of Services and Profiles. For Bluetooth dual mode, this protocol stack presents an industry standard HCI interface. A flexible radio interface allows the platform to be deployed with either one of the RivieraWaves RF IPs or various partners’ RF IPs, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node.