SAN JOSE, Calif. - October 19, 2005 - CEVA Inc., (NASDAQ: CEVA;
LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of digital signal processors (DSP) cores,
multimedia, GPS and storage platforms to the semiconductor industry,
announced today that National Semiconductor Corporation has deployed
CEVA's Xpert-Teak DSP subsystem in its latest generation chipset optimized
for Bluetooth® and non-Bluetooth handsfree systems as well as telematics
platforms (such as head sets) and automotive multimedia gateways.
National's high-performance CP3SP33SMR utilizes Xpert-Teak to perform
audio, modem and speech recognition functions within the chip.
"Xpert-Teak provides us with a low-power, high-performance DSP
subsystem on which to run complex algorithms for acoustic echo
cancellation, noise reduction and audio decoding, integral to the
CP3SP33SMR," said Pat Sullivan, product line director for National's
Device Connectivity Division. "Our long heritage and wealth of experience
with CEVA ensured that integration of its DSP technology into yet another
generation of our embedded integrated circuits went exactly as planned."
"National's deployment of Xpert-Teak in its CP3SP33SMR for telematics
emphasizes the continued adoption of CEVA DSP technologies in high-growth
markets." said Federico Arcelli, Vice President of Corporate Marketing,
CEVA Inc. "This latest CEVA-powered chip from National represents another
significant milestone for the successful relationship between the two
companies and is testament to the industry-leading power and performance
capabilities of our DSP cores."
The 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.
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 technology partners.
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 ceva-dsp.com.
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