Narrow-Band IoT Adoption Grows as IP Options Narrow

Narrow-Band IoT Adoption Grows as IP Options Narrow
by Bernard Murphy on 03-22-2019 at 12:00 am

Cellular as a method to communicate with the IoT is on a tear for obvious reasons. It’s long-range with no concerns about the lesser reach of Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, it needs no added infrastructure since it already works with 2G/3G/4G (and ultimately 5G I presume) and it’s designed for ultra-low power, supporting those devices expecting… Read More


CEVA-BX: A Hybrid DSP and Controller

CEVA-BX: A Hybrid DSP and Controller
by Bernard Murphy on 01-08-2019 at 7:00 am

I’ve noticed hybrid solutions popping up recently (I’m reminded of NXP’s crossover MCU released in 2017). These are generally a fairly clear indicator that market needs are shifting; what once could be solved with an application processor or controller or DSP or whatever, now needs two (or more) of these. In performance/power/price-sensitive… Read More


Dragonfly-NB2: You Can Have It All in Your IoT Device

Dragonfly-NB2: You Can Have It All in Your IoT Device
by Bernard Murphy on 07-03-2018 at 7:00 am

I wrote last month about CEVA’s Dragonfly-NB1 platform, a single-chip IoT solution supporting narrow-band cellular communication; this can meet aggressive total solution price-targets for high-volume deployment, long-range access and the low-power needed for 10+ year battery lifetimes. That solution, based on Release… Read More


Webinar: Custom SoCs for Narrowband IoT

Webinar: Custom SoCs for Narrowband IoT
by Daniel Nenni on 05-30-2018 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedThis joint CEVA and Open-Silicon webinar, moderated by myself, will elaborate on Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) custom SoC solutions that are based on the CEVA-Dragonfly IP subsystem, and serve a wide range of cost- and power-sensitive IoT applications. Those joining the webinar will learn about the CEVA-Dragonfly … Read More


New Protocol (NB- IoT) Requires New DSP IP and New Business Model

New Protocol (NB- IoT) Requires New DSP IP and New Business Model
by Eric Esteve on 02-23-2017 at 12:10 pm

If we agree on the definition of IoT as a distributed set of services based on sensing, sharing and controlling through new nodes, we realize that these nodes are a big hardware opportunity. The chip makers and IP vendors have to create innovative SoC, delivering high performance at low cost and low energy. Moreover, the new systems… Read More


Webinar: Design a LTE-based M2M Asset Tracker SoC with CEVA, using GNSS and OTDOA

Webinar: Design a LTE-based M2M Asset Tracker SoC with CEVA, using GNSS and OTDOA
by Eric Esteve on 03-27-2016 at 7:00 am

If you could not attend live to the webinar from CEVA “Lear how to design a LTE-based M2M Asset Tracker SoC”, you have a second chance to access it remotely and to learn a lot. You will learn about CEVA’ Dragonfly platform 1 or 2, based on CEVA-XC8 or CEVA-XC5, and you will discover how mobile Machine 2 Machine (M2M) devices developed … Read More


Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication

Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication
by Eric Esteve on 03-07-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedBy 2020, ABI Research predicts that there will be more than 45 billion connected devices worldwide. More than half of these devices will incorporate multiple standards in the same device, such as Wi-Fi, 802.15.4g, GNSS and cellular communications.

This webinar will address the question: How To Design a LTE-BasedRead 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


Low Power LTE for IoT: The Webinar from CEVA

Low Power LTE for IoT: The Webinar from CEVA
by Eric Esteve on 12-13-2015 at 12:00 am

Talking about “connected devices”, we specify any system from high-end smartphones to the simplest low-cost tag, as far as this system will be wirelessly connected. IoT are by definition connected systems, and represent a significant portion of connected devices. By 2020, ABI Research predicts that there will be more than 45… Read More


GNSS, dead reckoning, and MEMS IMUs

GNSS, dead reckoning, and MEMS IMUs
by Don Dingee on 10-31-2014 at 4:00 pm

GNSS is a wonderful invention, and low cost receivers have crept into smartphones and other mobile devices. However, GNSS does not solve all problems, especially in urban environments. The canyon effect blocks signals at street level between tall buildings, and signals do not penetrate to the interior of parking garages, tunnels,… Read More