CEVA and Comsys to Demonstrate Comprehensive EDGE/GPRS/GSM Solution for Cellular Handsets at 3GSM World Congress 2005
Cannes, France - February 14, 2005 - CEVA, Inc., (NASDAQ: CEVA;
LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores
and communication solutions to the semiconductor industry, and Comsys
Communication and Signal Processing, a leader in baseband solutions for
emerging cellular markets, will be demonstrating a complete integrated
EDGE/GPRS/GSM baseband licensable IP solution, EGGware™, based on the CEVA
Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem platform in Hall 2, Stand D7 at 3GSM World
Congress, February 14-17, 2005. CEVA are exhibiting in Hall 2, Stand E16
at the Congress.
EGGware is a complete licensable EDGE/GPRS/GSM solution, leveraging the
CEVA Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem's advantages in wireless and mobile
multimedia processing to provide an integrated solution which reduces
handset component count and maximizes profitability. Delivered as a
pre-integrated solution on Comsys' Chip Reference Design platform, the
solution enables Silicon vendors, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
and ODMs (Original Design Manufacturers) to significantly reduce time,
risk and cost of developing EDGE/GPRS/GSM base-band processors.
"Providing a full DSP-based system for the growing EDGE market is
important to our customers," commented Elkana Ben-Sinai, CEO at Comsys.
"Our recent design win in Asia for EGPRS silicon and handsets is a further
indication of the need for integrated solutions at the DSP subsystem
level. Comsys focuses on the communication aspects of the platform and
leverages the low power and high performance of the Xpert-Teak DSP
"This is a prime example of the added value that CEVA and its
technology partners can provide to our customers," said Gideon Wertheizer,
EVP of CEVA. "Comsys' software based solution demonstrates the benefit of
using CEVA's leading DSP cores in enabling high system performance coupled
with low power consumption that is essential for cellular markets."
Designed from the ground up as a multi-mode ready EDGE/GPRS/GSM
solution, EGGware is an open architecture platform utilizing the CEVA
Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem. The system hardware and DSP firmware are
integrated with the MCU protocol software. EGGware is a high performance
solution, offering Physical Layer, L1 control software, protocol stack and
vocoders, achieving performance of up to 8dB above the 3GPP standard.
EGGware enables significant savings in silicon size, cost and power
About CEVA Xpert-Teak
The CEVA Xpert-Teak subsystem is a complete, licensable, DSP subsystem
for low-power, low-cost, programmable, DSP-based SoC designs targeted at
low-power and high performance applications such as wireless baseband and
application processing, digital cameras, consumer and professional audio,
VoIP applications and other emerging markets. Built around CEVA's widely
adapted dual-MAC CEVA-Teak DSP Core, it is fully synthesizable and
process-independent, and can be incorporated into a highly integrated SoC.
CEVA Xpert-Teak includes all required hardware peripherals and
incorporates on-chip data and program memories, high-performance DMA
controller, Buffered Time Division Multiplexing Port (BTDMP),
high-throughput Host Processor Interface (HPI), and other interfaces. The
subsystem can be used with off-the-shelf software provided by CEVA and its
Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. provides a complete
licensable baseband solution for EDGE, GPRS, GSM and UMTS. Comsys and its
partners offer integrated baseband system IP solutions including the
complete physical layer and protocol stack (L1/2/3) as well as the
underlying system hardware. These solutions have already been ported onto
multiple DSP platforms.
Comsys' customers include leading players in the cellular industry,
tier 1 chip-makers, major handset vendors and base station manufacturers.
Holding more than twenty patents in modem technology, DSP algorithms and
optimized hardware accelerator modules, Comsys continually strives for
technological excellence. For further information, please visit our
website at www.comsysmobile.com.
About CEVA, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is the leading licensor of digital signal processor (DSP) cores, multimedia, GPS and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry. CEVA licenses a family of programmable DSP cores, associated SoC system platforms and a portfolio of application platforms including multimedia, audio, Voice over Packet (VoP), GPS location, Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2005 CEVA's IP was shipped in over 115 million devices. CEVA was created through the merger of the DSP licensing division of DSP Group and Parthus Technologies. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.
CEVA-Teak, CEVA Xpert-Teak, CEVA GPS, Mobile-Media and MediaMagic are
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