Bluetooth LE 5.2 platform gets Bluetooth SIG qualification

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By Ally Winning

CEVA claims to be the first IP company that has received the Bluetooth LE 5.2 qualification. The qualification will allow CEVA licensees to cut their product development risk and therefore get to market quicker with a product that requires less qualification.

Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, stated: “We are proud to yet again be the first IP provider in the world to achieve qualification from the Bluetooth SIG for our RivieraWaves Bluetooth LE 5.2 platform. Version 5.2 of the standard introduces Isochronous Channels that address the growing demand for higher performance and lower power wireless earbuds and other audio peripherals including headsets, smart speakers and sound bars. We’re excited to work with our licensees to bring more CEVA-powered Bluetooth devices to the market.”

Isochronous Channels (ISO) over Bluetooth LE is the foundation for LE Audio. ISO is supported in Bluetooth LE 5.2. It allows several low latency and synchronized channels to be setup to stream audio over Bluetooth LE to several sinks. The audio experience is extended with reduced power consumption over Classic Audio. Bluetooth LE 5.2 also offers improved audio quality thanks to new LC3 CODEC. This is enhance by the ability to stream audio to an almost unlimited number of devices.

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms have been developed as comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform comprises a hardware baseband controller with a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface is provided to allow the platforms to be deployed with RivieraWaves RF or partners’ RF IP. This choice allows the optimal selection of foundry and process node. CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP features all of the latest features of Bluetooth, including Isochronous Channels for LE Audio, Direction Finding (AoA/AoD), Randomized Advertising Channel Indexing, Periodic Advertising Sync Transfer and GATT Caching.

The company has shipped over 2 billion devices to date through dozens of licensees. RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables.

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