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IP embeds Bluetooth in consumer, auto ICs

Posted: 15 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Bluetooth? CEVA? automotive? IP? controller?

For chip designers looking to embed Bluetooth in consumer and automotive ICs, CEVA Inc. is offering Bluetooth Specification Version 2.0+EDR IP that gives them the flexibility in choosing the CPU, Bluetooth radio chipset and OS.

Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
CEVA's latest Bluetooth 2.0+EDR offering consists of hardware IP that includes a Bluetooth 2.0+EDR baseband engine, available as fully synthesizable Verilog RTL code that can be integrated into customers' SoCs. It also consists of software IP that includes Bluetooth 2.0+EDR controller software stack up to and including HCI.

For maximum portability, the protocol stack is implemented in ANSI C and can operate with or without an RTOS.

New applications
The increasing rate of adoption of Bluetooth in consumer devices has created renewed demand for the short-range wireless technology in both entry-level and high-end applications. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR offers maximum useful transfer rates of 2.1Mbps compared to 721Kbps achievable with certified Bluetooth 1.2 technology. The Enhanced Data Rate enables a new range of applications, such as streaming high definition stereo audio and sharing large multimedia files. Availability: CEVA Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Hardware IP is available today. CEVA Bluetooth 2.0+EDR Software IP will be available shortly.

- Ismini Scouras

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