New DSP libraries significantly streamline and accelerate time to market for multimode 3G/4G modem designs incorporating China's TD-SCDMA standard; Support for TD-SCDMA further underpins the flexibility and effectiveness of CEVA's Software-Defined Radio platform
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 12, 2012 -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced the availability of fully optimized TD-SCDMA software libraries for the CEVA-XC family of DSP cores, including the recently announced CEVA-XC4000 series DSPs. The addition of the new TD-SCDMA libraries to the CEVA-XC Software-Defined Radio (SDR) platform further illustrates the value and flexibility of a software-based approach for the implementation of next generation multimode modems.
By supporting TD-SCDMA alongside HSPA, HSPA+, LTE, TD-LTE, LTE-A and TD-LTE-A in software, CEVA-XC provides a universal modem platform that serves the global needs of semiconductor vendors and cellular OEMs who are looking to capitalize their on their designs over multiple operator networks worldwide. The addition of TD-SCDMA, China's homegrown 3G wireless standard is essential to provide mandatory compliance for modem designs targeting the world's largest wireless operator, China Mobile.
Will Strauss, president of wireless research firm Forward Concepts, commented: "CEVA-powered TD-SCDMA handsets ship in volume in China today from vendors including Samsung, HTC, ZTE and Huawei. As the Chinese wireless industry moves towards TD-LTE in the coming years, backward compatibility with the TD-SCDMA standard is a must for every wireless vendor. CEVA's software-defined radio platform for multimode LTE chipsets enables standards such as TD-SCDMA to be supported in software. Furthermore, the addition of the TD-SCDMA software libraries significantly reduces the development burden and time-to-market for CEVA customers targeting the fast-growing Chinese wireless market."
CEVA's TD-SCDMA libraries cover the complete physical layer's transceiver and are specifically optimized to run on the CEVA-XC DSP, the industry's most widely adopted communications DSP architecture for LTE/LTE-Advanced modem designs. In combination with CEVA's recently announced software libraries for LTE-Advanced, LTE, HSPA+ and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, CEVA's SDR platform provides a highly-optimized multimode solution that lowers the risks and significantly reduces development costs and time-to-market for software-based communication processor designs. The TD-SCDMA libraries are already being deployed in a LTE multimode modem by a leading baseband vendor.
"The addition of fully optimized TD-SCDMA software libraries is another clear testimony to the powerfulness and flexibility of our CEVA-XC family of DSPs for multimode communications processor designs," said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. "Support for the TD-SCDMA wireless standard significantly lowers the entry barrier and the design challenges baseband vendors are facing in targeting the subscriber base of China Mobile, the world's largest wireless operator, with more than 650 million subscribers."
CEVA's TD-SCDMA software libraries support the latest TD-SCDMA technology compliant with the 3GPP Rel-9 worst case conditions and are user-configurable based on customer needs, including interleaver, rate matching, modulation type (8PSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM), HARQ, and more. The libraries are pre-certified with Synopsys SPW tool, further accelerating system designs utilizing Synopsys' DSP Model Libraries.
CEVA's industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world's leading wireless semiconductors, enabling unrivaled power consumption, performance and cost efficiencies in 2G / 3G / 4G solutions. CEVA has more than 40 cellular baseband design wins to date, including more than 15 design wins for LTE. The CEVA-XC family of DSPs are designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance Software Defined Radio multimode solutions. It supports multiple air interfaces for various applications such multimode cellular baseband, connectivity, digital broadcast and smart grid. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-XC-Family.html.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (HD video, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices and powers handsets from every top handset OEM, including Nokia, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.