March 7, 2012 -- CEVA, Inc. today announced the availability of its low-energy CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 IP, for both single mode and dual mode applications. Building on more than a decade of experience in designing and licensing Bluetooth technology for embedded applications, CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 extends the existing CEVA-Bluetooth IP product line.
CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 incorporates Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) functionality, significantly expanding the addressable market for Bluetooth connectivity to include a wide range of smaller, cost-efficient applications previously limited by the power consumption of older Bluetooth standards. CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0 is available both as Single-Mode IP (CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.SM) and Dual-Mode IP (CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.DM).
CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.SM is aimed at Bluetooth Smart products which require optimized Bluetooth Low Energy single mode operation for low rate data links. Typical applications include body-wear sensor products for medical and sports, toys, environment sensors, active shutter 3DTV glasses and other machine–to-machine communications.
CEVA-Bluetooth 4.0.DM is primarily aimed at next-generation, multi-radio connectivity chips for Bluetooth Smart Ready products. These products require both classic Bluetooth and Low-Energy Bluetooth co-existing with other wireless functionality such FM, Wi-Fi and GPS, as is typical in smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing platforms.
CEVA-Bluetooth IP consists of RTL baseband hardware coupled with an ANSI C controller software stack and an optional Bluetooth Smart Host software stack. Designed for flexibility, portability and configurability, it is ideal for integration into a wide range of embedded applications. The IP has fully gated clock operation for low power, and employs standard interfaces such as AMBA (for the processor hardware interface), BlueRF (for the radio hardware interface), and HCI (for the Host software interface).
Go to the CEVA, Inc. website to find additional information.