Renesas Achieves Bluetooth 1.2 Certification with CEVA's Xpert-Blue

6/9/2004 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA; LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores and communications solutions to the semiconductor industry, announced that Renesas Technology Corp. has completed development of it's Bluetooth baseband controller (SH7660) utilizing CEVA's Xpert-Blue Bluetooth platform. Renesas' baseband was awarded Bluetooth 1.2 certification by the industry's Bluetooth Qualification Program.

This baseband is part of a range of Bluetooth products developed by Renesas, designed for embedded Bluetooth applications such as stereo audio streaming and hands free car kits. The SH7630 uses the SH-3 CPU core while the SH7660 uses the SH3-DSP. These devices enable customers to run their complete application using a single processor.

"We are pleased to maintain our leadership in Bluetooth technology by being the first Intellectual Property company to have customer silicon which is a fully compliant Bluetooth Version 1.2 solution," said Martin Farnan, Bluetooth Product Marketing Director at CEVA."

CEVA's latest Xpert-Blue platform delivers a complete and compliant Bluetooth v1.2 solution, integrating baseband, DSP processor, RAM, ROM and complete host controller software stack. Xpert-Blue licensee's benefit from rapid time-to-certification and time-to-market for Bluetooth enabled products. Existing licensees of CEVA's Bluetooth v1.1 IP can upgrade software to make their solutions v1.2 compliant.

Key features of Xpert-Blue include:

SH7660 Device Features include:

SH7660 Bluetooth Features

About Bluetooth v1.2
With the recent adoption of the Bluetooth Specification Version 1.2 by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the Bluetooth market is expected to double to 100 million units in 2004, according to IMS Research. The new specification introduces many new features that will improve the ease-of-use and reliability of Bluetooth products, increasing the demand for the technology. Bluetooth 1.2 features include:

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