CEVA, Inc., a licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, has completed qualification testing of its Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) IP, including all the latest optional Bluetooth 5 features using the recognized Ellisys Bluetooth Qualifier (EBQ) Compliance Tester. The RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners' RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node.
All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. With more than 1 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the 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.
The Ellisys EBQ Bluetooth radio controller test system is mission-critical equipment for the Bluetooth industry, ensuring the highest quality standards for radio controllers by testing stringent corner-cases of link, baseband, and HCI layers. Validated by the Bluetooth Test and Interoperability (BTI) workgroup, the suite of more than 350 extensively verified tests cover all features of Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, and 5.0 with a high-quality implementation designed from scratch to run against unmodified radio controllers.