What’s Inside Your Phone?

What’s Inside Your Phone?
by Daniel Nenni on 08-14-2012 at 7:35 pm

Now that the mobile market is keeping us all employed, take a close look at what is actually inside those devices we can’t live without. Before SoCs you could just read the codes on the chips. Now it is all Semiconductor IP so you have to do a little more diligence to find out what is really powering your phones and tablets. One thing you… Read More


CEVA-MM3101 DSP IP core

CEVA-MM3101 DSP IP core
by Eric Esteve on 08-07-2012 at 6:00 pm

If the CEVA-XC4000 DSP IP core offers support for the most demanding communication standards, the CEVA-MM3101 provides full control over embedded vision and image enhancement applications, in SW, allowing Application Processor chip makers and OEM a way to differentiate their product. CEVA has decided to launch the MM3101 … Read More


CEVA-XC4000 new DSP IP core

CEVA-XC4000 new DSP IP core
by Eric Esteve on 07-19-2012 at 9:53 am

The CEVA-XC4000 offers unparalleled, scalable performance capabilities and innovative power management to address the most demanding communication standards, including LTE-Advanced, 802.11ac and DVB-T2, on a single architecture. Building upon its highly successful predecessors, the CEVA-XC4000 architecture sets… Read More


Software-based Wi-Fi: DSP IP core

Software-based Wi-Fi: DSP IP core
by Eric Esteve on 05-23-2012 at 10:05 am

The recent announcement from CEVA that it has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance® to further advocate for a software-based Wi-Fi® strategy shows that the new CEVA-XC4000 DSP can be used in various communication protocols, not limited to the traditional baseband processing for the wireless handset phone, where DSP IP core usage is massive.… Read More


CEVA is the undisputed DSP worldwide leader

CEVA is the undisputed DSP worldwide leader
by Eric Esteve on 05-16-2012 at 10:54 am

Anybody working in the wireless handset segment probably knows that CEVA is the provider of DSP IP cores, and if you are simply a wireless handset user, you should know that the baseband digital signal processing is the function allowing your phone to process the RF (analog) signal coming from the outside world. If you have been involved… Read More


MIPS, ARM, ARC, Imagination, Ceva

MIPS, ARM, ARC, Imagination, Ceva
by Paul McLellan on 05-15-2012 at 4:59 pm

The Linley Group, whose conference on mobile I recently attended, has some interesting data about the processor core market. Firstly, the numbers are big: CPU cores shipped in over 10 billion chips last year which is up 25% on last. ARM has a share of 78% of that entire market. The big surprise to me was the #2 was not MIPS but Synopsys… Read More


Linley Tech Mobile Conference

Linley Tech Mobile Conference
by Paul McLellan on 04-18-2012 at 2:14 pm

I went to part of the Linley Tech Mobile Conference. This is the current incarnation of what started life as Michael Slater’s Microprocessor Report, and the twice-yearly Microprocessor Forum. These very technical analysis organizations seem to work well when they are a small group of analysts working together to cover… Read More