The CEVA M2M reference platform helps to accelerate the design of low-data-rate machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT communications applications using the CEVA-XC5.

The multifunction platform is architected around CEVA-XC DSP cores together with the hardware and software components required to design machine-type communications (MTC) systems rapidly. The platform supports existing and emerging LTE MTC releases (Cat-1, Cat-0, Cat-M1), LPWAN standards (e.g. NB-IoT, EC-GPRS, LoRa, Sigfox, Ingenu), in addition to Wi-Fi 802.11n, GNSS or any other IoT-related communications standard intended to be deployed for M2M communication.

The reference platform offers system developers a flexibility that allows for optimal hardware/software system partitioning, combining a low power vector communication DSP with a range of hardware co-processors. Such partitioning enables the software flexibility essential for upgradability and long service life of typical M2M devices, while delivering the power efficiency required to support extended battery life of up to ten years.

Typical use cases include connected cars, combining LTE-Cat-1 /Cat-0 or legacy 2G/3G with GNSS, asset tracking and smart grid nodes. Additionally, the system can be used to support a combination of communication technologies including PLC (G3, IEEE1901.2, Prime), 802.15.4g (WiSUN) and WiFi 802.11n.


The CEVA M2M reference platform accelerates and simplifies the design of CEVA-XC5-based communications, especially those intended for IoT use.

Highly integrated multifunction platform
Flexible for optimal hardware/software partitioning
Simple combination of multiple communications protocols

Main Features

  • CEVA-XC5 DSP based hardware platform
  • Multiple communication protocols integrated into software IP
  • Software platform with extensive libraries and drivers