CEVA-TeakLite® DSP Core to Power STMicroelectronics' DSL next generation Central Office Chipsets SAN JOSE, Calif. - March 14, 2005
- CEVA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEVA, LSE: CVA) the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) cores and communications solutions to the semiconductor industry, today announced that ST has extended the license of the CEVA-TeakLite DSP for use in its next generation of DSL Central Office (CO) chipset solutions.
The dynamic growth in both home and business Internet usage is being driven by the advent of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology. At speeds topping out at 100 Mbps, the range of applications for DSL is enormous - everything from simple data transfer to distributing high definition television. ST has established itself as the world's number one DSL chipset provider and has been adopted by leading equipment manufacturers across the client equipment, central office and router market segments. CEVA's TeakLite® DSP core already powers ST's CopperWing8 ADSL and CopperWing12 ADSL2+ CO chipsets.
"The very small footprint and high performance of the CEVA-TeakLite® DSP made it the optimum choice for DSL applications where lowest-cost per channel is key," said Jean Beka, DSL Business Director at STMicroelectronics. "Our previous experiences with CEVA drove the decision to adopt the core for our next DSL CO chipsets."
"We are pleased to extend our partnership with STMicroelectronics, the number one semiconductor supplier of DSL solutions. DSL is one of the fastest growing applications in the communications industry and this licensing agreement further reinforces CEVA's leadership as a DSP provider," said Chet Silvestri, Chairman and CEO of CEVA. About CEVA-TeakLite®
CEVA-TeakLite®, is a 16-bit fixed-point, general-purpose DSP core designed for low power, low voltage and high-speed digital processing applications. The core is designed as a solution for modems, advanced telecommunication systems, speech and audio processing, wireless communication, disk-drive controllers and embedded control applications. The fully synthesizable, process-independent CEVA-TeakLite® is easily portable to any Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) library. The core can be used as an engine for DSP-based-ASICs and ASSPs, and is available as a DSP core in a standard-cell library applicable for custom chip design. About CEVA
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is the leading licensor of DSP cores and integrated multimedia/communications solutions to the semiconductor industry. CEVA licenses a family of programmable DSP cores; associated SoC system platforms; and a portfolio of complete system-solutions including video processing, audio processing, speech processing, GPS location, Serial-ATA (SATA), VoIP, Bluetooth and serial comunications. CEVA's technology was embedded in over 100 million devices in 2004. CEVA was created through the merger of the DSP licensing division of DSP Group and Parthus Technologies. For more information visit www.ceva-dsp.com