MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA --- CEVA, Inc. announces Espressif Systems, a leading fabless semiconductor company providing low power wireless solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) applications has licensed and deployed the RivieraWaves Bluetooth dual mode technology in its new ESP32 chip. Espressif Systems is focused on creating innovative, versatile solutions to enable low cost wireless connectivity in a wide range of products. The new ESP32 combo chip integrates robust wireless interfaces for 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and CEVA’s Bluetooth 4.2 dual mode, along with a rich GPIO offering for system flexibility. Designed for ultra-low power consumption, the ESP32 is aimed at mobile devices, wearable electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms consist of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platform to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. For wireless headset / earbud applications, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth 4.2 dual mode controller, modem and TSMC 40nm radio are an ideal fit and can be further augmented with a low power CEVA audio/voice DSP for noise/echo cancellation, always-on voice activation or other proprietary audio enhancements. 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 and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless headsets, wireless speakers, wearables, and hearing aids.
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