Tensilica HiFi DSPs for What I Want to Hear, and What I Don’t Want to Hear

Tensilica HiFi DSPs for What I Want to Hear, and What I Don’t Want to Hear
by Randy Smith on 08-16-2019 at 10:00 am

It seems every day we see a new article (or ten) on autonomous driving. It is an especially hot topic, and it will happen someday. For now, we can dream about it, and many people are working on it. But for the present, the technology in a car that commands my attention is audio. I’ve been a musician since 4th grade. I still perform occasionally… Read More


Radar is Cheaper but Autonomous Car Needs Lidar!

Radar is Cheaper but Autonomous Car Needs Lidar!
by Eric Esteve on 03-04-2019 at 7:00 am

To replace a human driver, autonomous car will have to “see” and do it in a better way than human being. The available solution, based on camera, radar, lidar, is not perfect and need to be improved. Radar is great for “seeing” in bad weather but has insufficient resolution to distinguish distant objects. Lidar produces high-resolution… Read More


Going to CES 2018? Don’t Miss CEVA-powered Demos!

Going to CES 2018? Don’t Miss CEVA-powered Demos!
by Eric Esteve on 12-20-2017 at 7:00 am

CES 2018 will start soon and will be held on January 9-12 in Las Vegas. If you plan to go to Vegas, don’t miss CEVA-powered smart and connected products and demos! CEVA’s product portfolio includes DSP IP cores (the smart) and RivieraWaves IP platforms supporting wireless protocols, like WiFi and Bluetooth (the connected).

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Worldwide Design IP Revenue Grew 13.1% in 2016, According to Final Results by IPnest

Worldwide Design IP Revenue Grew 13.1% in 2016, According to Final Results by IPnest
by Eric Esteve on 06-14-2017 at 7:00 am

Despite the strong consolidation in the semiconductor industry, the Design IP market is going well, very well with YoY growth of 13.1% in 2016, according with the Design IP Report from IPnest. ARM Group of Softbank (previously known as ARM Holding) is again the strong #1 with IP revenues (licenses plus royalties) of $1,647 million… Read More


Low end LTE UE categories seeing more action

Low end LTE UE categories seeing more action
by Don Dingee on 02-08-2016 at 4:00 pm

Most of our attention goes toward the higher end of the LTE UE categories – ones designed for moving large amounts of multimedia data from smartphones and tablets concurrently with voice traffic. An equally interesting discussion is taking shape at the low end of the LTE UE categories targeting M2M and IoT devices with power-efficient,… Read More


Who Does Voice Recognition in the Samsung Gear S2?

Who Does Voice Recognition in the Samsung Gear S2?
by Eric Esteve on 01-03-2016 at 4:00 pm

If you have bought a Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch for Christmas, you certainly didn’t open it to do a teardown. Chipworks did it and have shared the results: Qualcomm is the big winner here with five different chips: Snapdragon 400 as the main CPU of the system, the RF transceiver, the audio codec, the power and the baseband processor… Read More


CEVA Royalty Revenues in 2015 Supports Future IoT Design Win

CEVA Royalty Revenues in 2015 Supports Future IoT Design Win
by Eric Esteve on 12-07-2015 at 7:00 am

DSP IP addressing modem for the mobile phone market is still the flagship product and CEVA enjoys design-win at major semiconductor account (one of them being vertical and also selling the smartphone), but the acquisition of Riviera Waves in 2014 has been a strong sign of diversification. CEVA’ port-folio includes signal processing… Read More


Customizable IP for HP and LP Audio Subsystems

Customizable IP for HP and LP Audio Subsystems
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-15-2015 at 4:00 am

Today, Smartphones and mobile devices have become center of innovation with multiple functions getting into them. Considering the audio or voice application, there can be multi-way conferencing, video chat, complete audio/video streaming, gaming, voice triggering and recognition,… you name an application, and it will … Read More


What does a 52% increase in DSP IP core licensing means?

What does a 52% increase in DSP IP core licensing means?
by Eric Esteve on 02-07-2014 at 11:18 am

The future market performance for an IP vendor licensing an IP based on a model with upfront fee plus royalties can be easily and safely evaluated if you look at the first part of revenue: upfront fee. Even if the royalty part is declining, exhibiting a 52% increase (Q4 2013 to Q4 2012) in upfront licensing fee is a promise that the future… Read More


Why CEVA Is My Favorite Semiconductor IP Stock For 2014

Why CEVA Is My Favorite Semiconductor IP Stock For 2014
by Ashraf Eassa on 12-10-2013 at 9:05 pm

As a full time financial writer/investor, I am always on the lookout for compelling risk/reward opportunities, particularly in small-cap tech. While the world of large-cap tech is generally well understood by the investment/analyst community, smaller cap names are usually under-followed and often misunderstood. One such… Read More