CEVA, Keysight Technologies Demonstrate PentaG™ 5G NR IP Platform for Enhanced Mobile Broadband at Mobile World Congress 2018

Demonstration showcases efficiency of PentaG's AI processor and Keysight's Signal Studio to maximize data throughput using machine learning techniques

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  and SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, and Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world today announced a joint technology demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.  The demonstration includes CEVA's new PentaG™ 5G New Radio (NR) IP platform for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and Keysight's Signal Studio to generate 5G NR downlink signals with varying MIMO channel impairments. Attendees can view the demonstration at CEVA's booth, Hall 7 stand F60.

CEVA's PentaG performs the 5G NR CSI (Channel State Information) which is the most critical 5G NR receiver task to maximize UE received data throughput in multi-user, massive MIMO system using advanced MLD decoders. CEVA's 5G NR CSI showcases the efficiency of its AI Processor that uses novel machine learning techniques to maximize data throughput.

"Keysight is committed to helping 5G technology leaders like CEVA illustrate the full potential of their product designs with our comprehensive 5G NR signal generation and analysis software tools," said Will Sitch, director of Industry and Solutions Marketing at Keysight Technologies. "Mobile World Congress provides a great opportunity to showcase our 5G signal generation and analyzer software with the PentaG for customers."

"We're delighted to continue our collaboration with Keysight and be able to demonstrate the real-world performance capabilities of our PentaG 5G NR platform," said Michael Boukaya, vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit at CEVA. "Keysight's Signal Studio and Vector Signal Analyzer create the perfect test environment for our platform, and offer our PentaG customers a compelling solution to accelerate their 5G product design and validation."

About PentaG™
PentaG is a comprehensive 5G intellectual property (IP) platform for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB). Compliant to the 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) Release-15 and software upgradable for Release-16, PentaG is targeted at smartphones, fixed wireless access and the many other embedded devices that can take advantage of multi-gigabit data rates to enable services and use cases such as 4K video streaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, autonomous driving and home broadband. PentaG supports the full gamut of 5G eMBB use cases, including standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA), mmWave and sub-6 GHz and is also fully backward compatible with LTE and LTE-A Pro. The platform sustains an impressive bit-rate of up to 10Gbps and offers a scalable architecture to support most advanced wireless technologies like Massive-MIMO, beamforming and complex link adaptation schemes. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/ceva-pentag.

About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.  Keysight's solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.2B in fiscal year 2017. In April 2017, Keysight acquired Ixia, a leader in network test, visibility, and security. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax up to 4x4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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