CEVA’s Bluetooth 5 Low Energy Software and Link Layer IP Integrate with Atmosic Technologies Solutions for Battery-Free IOT Devices
RivieraWaves IP helps Atmosic’s M2 and M3 Bluetooth® 5 SoC platforms deliver lowest power wireless connectivity
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Atmosic Technologies (Atmosic™), an innovator of ultra-low-power wireless for the Internet of Things (IoT), has integrated CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (RW-BLE5) IP in its breakthrough M2 and M3 Series IoT systems-on-chip (SoCs). The M2 and M3 SoCs target a diverse range of end markets for low power wireless applications, including wearables, personal and asset trackers, beacons, remotes, keyboards, mice, and more.
With its first products, Atmosic is tackling the real world battery-replacement challenge associated with installing and maintaining a plethora of IoT devices. To realize its vision, Atmosic developed a number of innovative RF CMOS technologies, including Lowest Power Radio, On-demand Wake-up, and Controlled Energy Harvesting. The Atmosic M2 Series Bluetooth 5 SoC features Lowest Power Radio with On-demand Wake-up, radically enhancing battery life. The power consumption reduction is so substantial that it’s able to reach a technology inflection point where energy harvesting becomes a viable power source. The Atmosic M3 Series Bluetooth 5 SoC expands on the M2 with Controlled Energy Harvesting, which can provide forever battery life or even eliminate the need for battery power. The M2 and M3 Series will be demonstrated during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8-11, 2019. Demonstrations are by appointment at the Atmosic CES meeting place at The Sands, Level 2, Hall D, 46329MR.
“Our ‘Forever Connected, Anywhere’ M2 and M3 Series platforms showcase just what can be achieved with Bluetooth low-energy, connected devices,” said David Su, CEO of Atmosic. “Our low power architecture integrates the RW-BLE5 Software and Link Layer IP from CEVA, a perfect complement to our power saving and energy harvesting RF CMOS innovations, to help achieve our vision of a battery-free IoT future.”
“We are excited by the immense potential of battery-free, Bluetooth-connected IoT,” said Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA. “We look forward to seeing the Atmosic M2 and M3 SoCs deployed in all manner of innovative products in the market.”
About RivieraWaves Bluetooth
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. With more than 1.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables. For more information on RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms, go to https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-bluetooth-platforms/.
Atmosic Technologies is an innovative fabless semiconductor company, designing ultra-low power wireless solutions to dramatically reduce and disrupt device dependency on batteries, aiming to deliver forever battery life and the battery free connected Internet of Things. The company’s products enable the IoT device ecosystem—designers and manufacturers, as well as end users and those responsible for deployments—to dramatically lower costs and efforts associated with maintaining the growing Internet of Things in Personal, Home, Auto, Healthcare, Industrial, Enterprise and Smart Cities segments. In addition to these tangible business advantages, Atmosic aims to reduce ecological impacts with its vision of dramatically reduced battery consumption in the Internet of Things. More information is available on https://www.atmosic.com/
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT (NB-IoT and Cat-M1) enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4×4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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