SAN JOSE, Calif. - December 5, 2005 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA;
LSE: CVA) the leading licensor of digital signal processor (DSP) cores,
multimedia, GPS and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry, today
introduced a comprehensive platform for enabling a wide range of
cost-sensitive Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) products. CEVA-VoP is a
full-featured semiconductor intellectual property (IP) package containing
all the necessary hardware, software and development tools that will allow
product developers to easily incorporate VoIP functionality into their
Production-proven in a working solution, CEVA-VoP enables faster
time-to-market for developing a wide range of voice enabled products for
residential and commercial use, including IP phones (LAN-based and
dual-mode cellular/VoWiFi), and customer premises equipment (CPE) gateways
for DSL, Cable and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) segments.
CEVA-VoP is built on top of the widely adopted, fully programmable
CEVA-TeakLite-II high performance 200MHz DSP engine, and the
XpertTeakLite-II integrated subsystem (with cached memory, peripherals,
and system interfaces), capable of handling multiple, simultaneous voice
channels on a single chip. CEVA then adds internally-developed software
modules for critical functions such as voice coding, echo cancellation and
telephony interfaces. Additionally, CEVA-VoP handles the signaling and
networking functions in the standalone networking configuration of the
platform, where the system does not contain an integrated host CPU.
CEVA-VoP is supported by a complete set of development tools, a reference
board and various application utilities.
"CEVA-VoP is a significant offering for chip vendors wanting to
implement SoC solutions for the fast-growing VoIP marketplace," said Will
Strauss, president of market watcher Forward Concepts. "With increasing
price pressures that come with higher volumes, SoC solutions that can be
implemented through CEVA's IP offering are what the market demands."
CEVA-VoP is available in two programmable configurations: a standalone
version, where the DSP handles both voice processing and networking
support, eliminating the need for an integrated host CPU, and a
co-processor version that allows maximum voice processing when coupled to
a host CPU. The low cost per channel and configurability of the platform
makes it well suited for cost-sensitive applications such as advanced
gateways and clients. Additionally, the small die size and minimal power
requirements make it ideal for a wide range of emerging consumer VoIP
"We have taken an approach to offer maximum flexibility in our solution
because of the wide range of applications represented in the VoIP market.
With our configurable platform, developers can make the adjustments they
need to balance cost, functionality and design considerations," said
Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA . "CEVA-VoP represents another important
milestone in our commitment to provide our customers with complete
hardware and software platform solutions, offering cost, power and time to
Flexibility for a number of system profiles CEVA-VoP is supporting
various application profiles by allowing configurability of the number and
type of voice channels (1-8, utilizing G.711, G.726, G.729AB, G.723.1 and
others), echo cancellation, fax relay, telephony features (tone
generation/detection, caller ID, etc.) and Real Time Transport Protocol
(RTP). To further support networking integration, additional functions
such as signaling and terminal user interface management, geared for cost
sensitive devices are provided, thus reducing development time and cost.
Supporting various profiles is enabled through user ability to configure
cache and memory sizes in the CEVA-VoP RTL and by selecting required
system peripherals (like an optional Ethernet MAC).
Complete feature details can be found at: http://www.ceva-dsp.com/vop
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.
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