Recent Design Win with Large Asian OEM Establishes Importance of Xpert-Teak based EDGE Solution for Mobile Markets
Cannes, France - February 14, 2005 - CEVA, Inc., (NASDAQ: CEVA; LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and communication solutions to the semiconductor industry, and Comsys Communication and Signal Processing, a leader in baseband solutions for emerging cellular markets, will be demonstrating a complete integrated EDGE/GPRS/GSM baseband licensable IP solution, EGGware™, based on the CEVA Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem platform in Hall 2, Stand D7 at 3GSM World Congress, February 14-17, 2005. CEVA are exhibiting in Hall 2, Stand E16 at the Congress.
EGGware is a complete licensable EDGE/GPRS/GSM solution, leveraging the CEVA Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem's advantages in wireless and mobile multimedia processing to provide an integrated solution which reduces handset component count and maximizes profitability. Delivered as a pre-integrated solution on Comsys' Chip Reference Design platform, the solution enables Silicon vendors, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and ODMs (Original Design Manufacturers) to significantly reduce time, risk and cost of developing EDGE/GPRS/GSM base-band processors.
"Providing a full DSP-based system for the growing EDGE market is important to our customers," commented Elkana Ben-Sinai, CEO at Comsys. "Our recent design win in Asia for EGPRS silicon and handsets is a further indication of the need for integrated solutions at the DSP subsystem level. Comsys focuses on the communication aspects of the platform and leverages the low power and high performance of the Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem."
"This is a prime example of the added value that CEVA and its technology partners can provide to our customers," said Gideon Wertheizer, EVP of CEVA. "Comsys' software based solution demonstrates the benefit of using CEVA's leading DSP cores in enabling high system performance coupled with low power consumption that is essential for cellular markets."
Designed from the ground up as a multi-mode ready EDGE/GPRS/GSM solution, EGGware is an open architecture platform utilizing the CEVA Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem. The system hardware and DSP firmware are integrated with the MCU protocol software. EGGware is a high performance solution, offering Physical Layer, L1 control software, protocol stack and vocoders, achieving performance of up to 8dB above the 3GPP standard. EGGware enables significant savings in silicon size, cost and power consumption.
The CEVA Xpert-Teak subsystem is a complete, licensable, DSP subsystem for low-power, low-cost, programmable, DSP-based SoC designs targeted at low-power and high performance applications such as wireless baseband and application processing, digital cameras, consumer and professional audio, VoIP applications and other emerging markets. Built around CEVA's widely adapted dual-MAC CEVA-Teak DSP Core, it is fully synthesizable and process-independent, and can be incorporated into a highly integrated SoC. CEVA Xpert-Teak includes all required hardware peripherals and incorporates on-chip data and program memories, high-performance DMA controller, Buffered Time Division Multiplexing Port (BTDMP), high-throughput Host Processor Interface (HPI), and other interfaces. The subsystem can be used with off-the-shelf software provided by CEVA and its technology partners.
Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. provides a complete licensable baseband solution for EDGE, GPRS, GSM and UMTS. Comsys and its partners offer integrated baseband system IP solutions including the complete physical layer and protocol stack (L1/2/3) as well as the underlying system hardware. These solutions have already been ported onto multiple DSP platforms.
Comsys' customers include leading players in the cellular industry, tier 1 chip-makers, major handset vendors and base station manufacturers. Holding more than twenty patents in modem technology, DSP algorithms and optimized hardware accelerator modules, Comsys continually strives for technological excellence. For further information, please visit our website at www.comsysmobile.com.
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