Overview

The RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP family is a comprehensive suite of IPs and platforms for embedding Bluetooth 5 – both low energy (BLE) and dual mode (BTDM) versions – into SoC/ASSP. Together with the Wi-Fi IP family, the Bluetooth IP family forms part of CEVA’s popular and production-proven RivieraWaves Wireless Connectivity portfolio.

Each solution consists of a hardware baseband controller, a PHY (modem + RF), and a feature-rich software protocol stack, fully integrated into a processor- and operating-system-agnostic platform to make deployment easier. A turnkey fully integrated processor agnostic platform is also available.  For BLE, the software protocol stack encompasses the Link layer up to the GAP/GATT, as well as a comprehensive list of services and profiles. For BTDM, the software protocol stack presents an industry-standard HCI interface. A flexible radio interface enables the solutions to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IPs, enabling optimal selection of both foundry and process node.

The software stack is easily portable to many embedded processors, including ARM® Cortex-M™ series, ARC®EM family, RISC-V, Cortus APS family, AndesCore™ family, and others.

An optimized Wi-Fi & Bluetooth coexistence interface with Packet Traffic Arbiter is also available for smooth simultaneous operation.

The Bluetooth IPs are provided with a comprehensive GUI validation tool for manual testing and automatic execution of test scripts in laboratory tests. A reference FPGA platform is also available as an option.

The RivieraWaves Bluetooth IPs and platforms are complemented in many applications by CEVA’s extensive portfolio of audio, voice and speech solutions and always-on & sensor fusion solutions.

Benefits

The comprehensive RivieraWaves Wireless Connectivity IPs and platforms simplify development and deployment of wireless connectivity by:

Bluetooth Qualified design for low risk and fast integration into SoC.
Offering an upgrade path as the standard evolves (currently supporting up to Bluetooth 5)
Supporting a wide variety of CEVA and third-party embedded processors and radios

Main Features

  • Full Bluetooth compatibility – supporting all features up to Bluetooth 5 for both dual mode and low energy, including Long Range and Mesh
  • Comprehensive Support for Audio over Bluetooth
  • Hardware baseband controller with minimal interrupts for lowest power (and MIPS) solution
  • Feature-rich software protocol stack, supporting all Bluetooth modes and packet types
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth coexistence interface
  • Hardware modem
  • RF/analogue transceiver

Bluetooth solutions

Turnkey solution for Bluetooth true wireless stereo earbuds and speakers

Join CEVA and Tempow experts to learn about:

  • Market trends in the Bluetooth audio market
  • Benefits of Bluetooth for audio streaming
  • Overview of existing proprietary true wireless stereo solutions for earbuds and speakers
  • The True Wireless Earbuds joint solution from Tempow & CEVA