SAN JOSE, Calif. - November 15, 2004 - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA;
LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of digital signal processors (DSP) cores
and communications solutions to the semiconductor industry, today
announced the CEVA-X1620 DSP core in silicon running at 550MHz (TSMC
0.13um). Surpassing 550 MHz opens up a world of new market possibilities
for DSP-based multimedia and communication solutions including
high-performance video, voice, imaging and networking applications, and
further establishes CEVA-X1620 as the fastest and most innovative
licensable DSP core in the industry.
The CEVA-X1620 is complemented by a Development Platform and Software
Development Kit (SDK). The Development Platform incorporates all standard
audio/video interfaces (5.1 channel audio, analog and digital video), LCD
screen, CMOS sensor module, FPGAs for customers' system prototyping, Flash
and MMC slots, and an ARM core module expansion slot. The CEVA-X1620 SDK
includes a highly-optimized C compiler, three types of simulators and an
advanced debugger, all included in an Integrated Development Environment
(IDE). All components of CEVA-X tools are developed in-house by CEVA
ensuring optimal performance.
"We are thrilled with the results of CEVA-X in silicon and the customer
benefits of combining performance and power efficiency needed for today's
modern DSP solutions," said Gideon Wertheizer, EVP of CEVA. "With
unsurpassed performance in a DSP, CEVA-X is positioned to power an array
of new markets such as portable and high-end home entertainment, wireless
communications and broadband networking."
The CEVA-X DSP architecture offers best-in-class performance,
scalability, and the lowest cost-of-development. The CEVA-X core is fully
synthesizable allowing customers to port the design to any available
commercial cell library and to manufacture at any foundry. No manual or
specialized electronic circuit design is required - significantly
shortening the design cycle and reducing the associated risk of silicon
re-spins. CEVA-X1620, the first implementation of the CEVA-X architecture
family, is a 16-bit data width, dual MAC DSP with four 40-bit arithmetic
units. CEVA-X1620 also integrates level one data and program memory
controllers, AHB-Lite interfaces and an On-Chip Emulation Module (OCEM)
including a JTAG port.
CEVA-X is a scalable VLIW-SIMD DSP architecture delivering breakthrough
performance at low power consumption. Uniquely, the CEVA-X is designed as
a multipurpose architecture allowing it be deployed efficiently in a broad
range of market solutions including 2.5G/3G multimedia phones, PDAs,
digital cameras and camcorders, DTV and HD-DVD. CEVA-X enables licensees
to efficiently develop software using high-level languages such C and C++
allowing re-usability and fast time to market.
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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