CEVA-XC High-Performance, Low-Power DSP Cores for Advanced Wireless Communications
Digital signal processing is a key technology that is powering many of today’s fastest growing electronics markets. CEVA is the world's leading licensor of programmable DSP Cores and Platforms and Solutions.
The CEVA-XC family of DSP cores features a combination of VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) and Vector engines that enhances typical DSP capabilities with advanced vector processing. Based on the architecture of the CEVA-X DSP family, the CEVA-XC family of DSP cores incorporates up to four modular Vector Communication Units into the CEVA-X framework. The scalable CEVA-XC architecture offers a selection of highly powerful communication processors targeting the most demanding wireless applications and use cases, enabling software-defined modem design with minimal hardware. With its innovative programmable approach, the CEVA-XC family offers high flexibility that supports a large number of wireless standards on a single programmable platform, thereby significantly reducing development cost and time to market.
The CEVA-XC architecture is supported by the CEVA-toolbox, an optimizing tool chain that includes a C-Compiler with dedicated support for Vector Processors. Alongside the DSP platform and tool chain, CEVA also offers a complete set of communication and DSP libraries as well as complete reference architectures for terminals and wireless infrastructure.
Which CEVA-XC DSP core is right for me?
A multi-mode communication processor for advanced wireless applications. The second generation of the CEVA-XC family, the CEVA-XC323, is a highly powerful processor that is optimized for wireless terminals and infrastructure applications. The CEVA-XC323 is a true Software-Defined Radio (SDR) platform, supporting multiple wireless baseband standards (including LTE TDD, LTE FDD, LTE-A, WiMAX, HSPA/+) completely in software.
A highly powerful vector processor for a range of advanced communication applications including: mobile, home networking, infrastructure, automotive and smart-grid. The CEVA-XC4210 delivers highly powerful vector capabilities alongside a general computation engine to supply the performance and flexibility demanded by next generation communication applications.
A scalable multicore architecture for a range of macrocells, small cells, cloud-RAN, DFE/DPD/ and more. The fourth generation of the widely licensed CEVA-XC architecture, the CEVA-XC4500 is specifically optimized for next generation wireless infrastructure applications. The CEVA-XC4500 delivers highly powerful fixed point and floating point vector capabilities supplying the performance and flexibility demanded by next generation wireless infrastructure applications.
Target markets for the CEVA-XC family
- Handsets, smartphones, tablet computers, data cards, etc.
- Addresses LTE, LTE-A, WiMAX, HSPA/+, and legacy 2G/3G standard
- A scalable solution for femtocells up to macrocells
Connectivity and Wi-Fi
- A flexible connectivity platform supporting Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, GNSS, Bluetooth and more
Universal DTV Demodulator
- A programmable solution targeting digital TV and digital radio demodulation in software
- Addresses DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, ATSC, DTMB, etc.
Other communication applications:
- White-space, DSL, VDSL, MoCA, G.hn, PLC (Power Line Communication), and more
CEVA-XC Family Technical Highlights
The CEVA-XC provides an architectural framework offering the generation of a selection of communication processors targeting different applications and use cases.
|Offers extreme processing capabilities including:
||Meets the requirements of the most advanced communication standards including LTE, LTE-A, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, etc.|
|Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) is well-optimized for communication applications||High efficiency for wide range of communication standards|
|Incorporates vector and non-vector units; the number of vector units is scalable (1, 2, or 4 vector units) each of which operates on 256-bit vectors||Offers complete software support for application modem processing including: data processing, control code, memory accesses, general DSP operations and system code, etc.|
|Multiple configurations with optional instruction sets and modules||Applicability for different applications, markets, and use cases at optimal cost|
|Accompanied with an advanced optimizing tool chain, a complete set of multi-standard communication libraries, and optimized reference platforms||Advanced software development flow, accelerating time-to-market|
|Incorporates an advanced Power Scaling Unit (PSU) and other power saving mechanisms||Ultra-low power consumption enabling the support of the most demanding standards in software in battery-powered devices|
CEVA-XC Announcements9 Dec 2014 CEVA at CES 2015: Powering the Next Wave of Intelligent Connected Devices
27 Oct 2014 Sckipio Licenses and Deploys CEVA-XC Communications DSP in World's First G.fast Chipsets
8 Jul 2014 CEVA Acquires RivieraWaves, Expands IP Offering with Connectivity for Smartphones, Tablets, Small Cells and the Internet of Things