CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of DSP and IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity, announces that NXP Semiconductor’s QN9000 Series of Bluetooth® Smart SoC products and solutions are powered by RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart IP. Leveraging the ultra-low power performance of RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart, NXP’s SoCs dramatically simplify innovation of next-generation wearables, smart home, digital health, and other devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT).
Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of CEVA’s Connectivity business unit, stated: “We are delighted to announce NXP as a licensee for our Bluetooth Smart IP, further extending our position as the undisputed leader in connectivity IP for the Internet of Things and beyond. NXP is at the forefront of innovation in the IoT domain, and we’re excited to partner with them as they continue push the boundaries of how we interact with the devices and objects in the world around us.”
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 seamlessly integrated for customers 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. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/RivieraWaves-Bluetooth-Platforms.