Catena Partners with CEVA for Complete Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Solutions for Mobile, Wearable and IoT Devices


Connectivity RF provider joins CEVAnet partner program; Catena Wi-Fi and Bluetooth RF technologies available on GLOBALFOUNDRIES and TSMC processes

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of DSP and IP platforms for cellular, multimedia and connectivity, announced today that it has partnered with Catena, a leader in Radio Frequency (RF) Communication IPs for connectivity to offer complete Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® solutions for System-on-Chip (SoC) designers targeting mobile, wearable and IoT devices. CEVA and Catena will present and demonstrate a 802.11ac access point at the Linley IoT Conference, today, June 11th, in Santa Clara, California.

CEVA's market-leading RivieraWaves Wi-Fi and Bluetooth IP platforms, combined with Catena's silicon-proven RF IPs offer customers a low-risk, cost efficient solution that is optimized for their specific market requirements. For example, for a mobile device use case a 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1x1 + Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.2 combo IP based on the RivieraWaves Wi-Surf Wi-Fi IP, RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP and Catena's radio IP with integrated PA and switch gives a very power and area efficient solution.

Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of CEVA's Connectivity business unit, stated: "We are pleased to partner with Catena for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios and welcome them to the CEVAnet partner program. They have an excellent track record in developing high performance RF communication IPs and our partnership provides our customers with an expanded range of foundry options for their connectivity SoCs."

"We are delighted to partner with CEVA to address the ever expanding markets where Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are being deployed," said Kave Kianush, CTO of Catena. "Our Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac RF IPs are an excellent complementary fit with the RivieraWaves Connectivity IPs and we look forward to further expanding our joint customer base."

The RivieraWaves connectivity platforms provide comprehensive software and hardware IP packages for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. For Wi-Fi, CEVA offers solutions spanning 802.11a/b/g/n/ac for IoT (RivieraWaves Sense) and mobile devices (RivieraWaves Surf) up to leading-edge 802.11ac 4x4 MIMO for wireless Small Cells and Access Points (RivieraWaves Stream). For Bluetooth 4.2, both Bluetooth Smart (single mode low energy only) and Bluetooth Smart Ready (dual mode Classic BR/EDR & Bluetooth low energy) solutions are available. Visit www.ceva-dsp.com/Platforms-and-Solutions for further details.

Catena's Connectivity RF IP portfolio includes optimized, very low power Bluetooth Smart radio, Bluetooth Smart Ready radio, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac 1x1, 2x2 and 4x4 MIMO) radios and combo Bluetooth / Wi-Fi radio. The radio IPs are available/under development on a number of process nodes at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and TSMC, and may be ported to alternatives based on customer requirements.

About Catena
Since its establishment in 1986, Catena is recognized as the partner of choice for global IC makers in designing wireless connectivity and sensor electronics system solutions created by world-class RF, signal processing and system architecture experts. Catena is providing full custom IC developments as well as complete System IP for various applications, enabling its customer's fast time to market. The developments are mainly one chip solutions including RF, Analog, Mixed Signal, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Cores, Embedded Software and tooling.  For further information please visit www.catena.tech.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of cellular, multimedia and connectivity technologies to semiconductor companies and OEMs serving the mobile, consumer, automotive and IoT markets. Our DSP IP portfolio includes comprehensive platforms for multimode 2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A baseband processing in terminals and infrastructure, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). One in every three phones sold worldwide is powered by CEVA, from many of the world's leading OEMs including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Coolpad, ZTE, Micromax and Meizu. Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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CONTACT: CEVA, Richard Kingston, CEVA, Inc., 650-417-7976, richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; CATENA, Kave Kianush, Catena, +31 15 2756000, kave.kianush@catena.tech