Overview

Reliable, low-power short and long range wireless connectivity is a fundamental requirement for a wide range of applications, spanning smartphones and tablets, smart speakers and audio accessories, wearables, smart home products, smart city utility meters, industrial and automotive systems, and a whole host of other devices being created for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The highly competitive nature of these markets constantly pushes developers up the integration curve, with winning solutions embedding connectivity such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NB-IoT technologies directly into the SoCs and ASSPs at the heart of these products. Many of these protocols may run concurrently, requiring solutions such as Wi-Fi & Bluetooth coexistence interface to avoid interference when operating on the same frequency band.

All of these require:

  • Proven, portable, and certified IP solutions that can be quickly and easily embedded into silicon
  • Area and power efficient implementations to enable differentiating silicon products
  • Comprehensive platform solutions to accelerate the design curve
  • Optimized solutions appropriate for the target product, be that:
    • low power, high performance or multi-gig Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n aka Wi-Fi 4, 802.11ac aka Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ax aka Wi-Fi 6, 1×1 to 4×4); or
    • low power Bluetooth dual mode (BTDM) or ultra-low power Bluetooth low energy (BLE); or
    • low power eNB-IoT Release 14, and Dual Mode eNB-IoT & GNSS
  • Adaptable coexistence schemes for smooth simultaneous operation

target markets

Mobile

Delivering reliable, power-efficient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity at a minimum cost is a challenge for every mobile device designer

Wearables

Smart watches, smart bands, human/pet/asset trackers and earbuds are just some of the applications that demand ultra-low-power, ultra-miniature SoCs with embedded Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth and/or NB-IoT

Consumer IoT

Without efficient and effective connectivity, developing IoT devices for the smart home or city would simply not be possible

Industrial IoT

From smart meters to smart cities, from factory floor to long-range asset tracking, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NB-IoT and GNSS are an essential part of the connectivity mix

Cellular IoT / M2M

IoT devices and M2M communications require multiple wireless standards, including NB-IoT and LTE Cat-M

Automotive

From luxury to entry-level models, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are no longer optional extras on today's smart and connected cars

We have chosen CEVA's RivieraWaves dual mode Bluetooth IP because it allows us to address the widest possible range of applications, covering both classic and low energy connections.
Teo Swee Ann, CEO of Espressif Systems

Resources and Downloads

RivieraWaves Bluetooth

RivieraWaves Wi-Fi

CEVA-Dragonfly NB2

CEVA-X1

CEVA-BX1