CEVA (NASDAQ: CEVA)(LSE: CVA) created a platform solution for Bluetooth Specification Version 2.0 + EDR, providing Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) performance to chip designers looking to embed Bluetooth in consumer or automotive integrated circuits. Leveraging on the Company’s silicon-proven and fully certified Bluetooth 1.2 solution, CEVA’s low power Bluetooth 2.0+EDR IP provides full flexibility in the choice of CPU, Bluetooth radio chipset and operating system. This fully adaptable architecture offers customers a range of system configurations when incorporating Bluetooth into their designs, a crucial selection factor when choosing Bluetooth IP.
CEVA Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is a complete hardware and software Bluetooth Baseband IP solution designed for the embedded market. This fully adaptable and flexible solution comprises of:
- Hardware IP
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR baseband engine, available as fully synthesizable Verilog RTL code that can be integrated into customers’ SoCs.
- Software IP
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Controller software stack (up to and including HCI). For maximum portability the protocol stack is implemented in ANSI C and can operate with or without an RTOS.
The increasing rate of adoption of Bluetooth in consumer devices has created renewed demand for the short-range wireless technology in both entry-level and high-end applications. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR offers maximum useful transfer rates of 2.1 Megabits per second (Mbps) compared to 721 Kilobits per second (kbps) achievable with certified Bluetooth 1.2 technology. The Enhanced Data Rate enables a new range of applications previously unfeasible with lower data rate Bluetooth, such as streaming high definition stereo audio and sharing large multimedia files. These new consumer-driven applications for Bluetooth give both mobile multimedia and consumer electronics developers more incentive to integrate the technology into their products. In addition, for power-conscious mobile device applications, this increase in transfer rate means that, for a given amount of data, the EDR radio will be active up to 3 times less than a radio operating with Bluetooth 1.2.
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