Ceva to unveil its new DSP for 5G mobiles and Wearables

20 July, 2016

The Israeli licensor of signal processing IP will unveil its new CEVA-X2 DSP at the upcoming Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016. Recent reports hint that Ceva component will be integrated into the iPhone 7

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The Israeli licensor of signal processing IP will unveil its new CEVA-X2 DSP at the upcoming Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016. Recent reports hint that Ceva component will be integrated into the iPhone 703-07-16---CEVA-X2-Architecture-final-v3-1000pixels

Herzliya, Israel based Ceva will unveil the CEVA-X2 DSP targeting multi-RAT PHY control and other advanced modem workloads at the upcoming Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016.

The CEVA-X2 is designed for specific LTE-Advanced-Pro and 5G use cases where the emphasis of the DSP is PHY control processing. For example, where the PHY Datapath tasks such as per-channel measurement and decoding are not required to run on the DSP, the CEVA-X2 offers a 30%-65% better die size efficiency and 10%-25% better power efficiency compared to CEVA-X4 DSP. The CEVA-X2 is also ideal to run both the PHY and MAC for a range of other communication standards, including IEEE 802.15.4g, ZigBee, Thread and power line communications (PLC), combining power efficiency with minimal die area for such use cases.

Michael Boukaya, vice president and general manager, Wireless Business Unit at CEVA, commented: “The NEW CEVA-X architecture framework addresses the DSP ‘design gap’ that exists for companies developing next-generation modems, including those targeting LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G. Many existing DSP architectures simply don’t have the performance to tackle these advanced use cases efficiently. The CEVA-X2 brings a host of powerful features that address the key challenges for multi-RAT PHY control processing, ensuring outstanding performance and power efficiency for even the most complex use cases.”

At the gates of Apple’s iPhone

Recent reports hint that Israeli Ceva has gained a foothold at the mobile industry’s Holy Grail – the iPhone – Intel’s LTE modem is based on CEVA’s Baseband processor (most probably on the CEVA-XC320). The modem enables mobile devices a download files at a rate of up to 300Mpbs. It supports 6 different connectivity standards including: EDGE, LTE-TDD, LTE0FDD, HSPA+ and Chinese standard TD-SCDMA.

In addition to the prospect of becoming and official supplier of components for the iPhone7, Ceva boasts a successful series of cooperation’s with major players in the Mobile industry such as Google, LG and Samsung. The company is eyeing further fields such as the rapidly growing ADAS market with its imaging and vision processors.

CEVA is traded at a market cap of $642. Rosy forecasts, positive results and promising cooperation’s have led to an impressive upswing in the company’s stock over the last few months – a trend many analysts believe is here to stay.

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