This certification means that Dragonfly NB2 IP licensees can simplify and accelerate NB-IoT chipset certification for use on Deutsche Telekom’s global networks.
“Achieving certification from a reputable and stringent operator like Deutsche Telekom is a crucial milestone for the maturity of our DragonFly NB2 solution,” said Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “Licensable, certified NB-IoT solutions play a critical role in the mass adoption of NB-IoT by lowering the cost and entry barriers for semiconductors and OEMs to include cellular LPWAN connectivity in their chip designs. We are very proud of our engineering team for delivering a fully qualified turn-key solution, including baseband, protocol stack and RF. The Deutsche Telekom operator certification is another major step in our mission to help our LPWAN customers get to market faster with low risk and we look forward to seeing CEVA-powered NB-IoT devices running on Deutsche Telekom’s networks.”
“Deutsche Telekom is pleased to certify CEVA’s Dragonfly NB2 IP solution,” said Uday Patil, Head of IoT Devices at Deutsche Telekom. “The certification of the Dragonfly NB2 platform secures out-of-the-box interoperability and higher connectivity quality for the next generation of modules and devices being developed to operate on our networks. By using Dragonfly NB2, Deutsche Telekom anticipates that licensees can reduce their time-to-market and development costs for a successful deployment, fast-tracking through Deutsche Telekom’s certification process.”
CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is a cost-effective and power-efficient IP solution for integrating NB-IoT connectivity into IoT chip designs. The licensable IP has modem DSP, baseband, embedded RF and power management supported by on-chip SRAM and Flash memories in a highly integrated SOC architecture. The modem firmware is 3GPP Release 14, Category-NB2 compliant, and the platform will support release 15 with a firmware upgrade. To extend battery life, the modem features power saving techniques such as Extended DRX, PSM, and supports NIDD (Non-IP Data Delivery) communication protocol for better data and power