CEVA unveils Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.3 SIG qualified platform

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CEVA, a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and IP solutions, has announced that its RivieraWaves Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.3 Platform has achieved Bluetooth SIG Qualification, along with its GAF (Generic Audio Framework) and LC3 codec.

CEVA is the first IP company to receive Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.3 qualification.

Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.3 introduces a number of enhancements including improved HCI Encryption Key Size Control to reinforce security, LE Channel Classification to improve robustness against interference and a range of other features that enhance the user experience and power consumption particularly for LE Audio applications.

With regards to LE Audio, the qualification of CEVA’s GAF and LC3 codec implementations will help to reduce development risk and speed up time-to-market for semiconductors and OEMs targeting the new wireless audio use cases enabled by this exciting technology, including longer listening times, shared audio and better hearing.

According to Tal Shalev, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, "We are bringing the exciting benefits of this latest standard to our customers. LE Audio is set to revolutionize the streaming audio market with new use cases and enhancements that will significantly improve the useability and power consumption for billions of Bluetooth consumers in the coming years.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide a comprehensive range of 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 the latest features of Bluetooth are supported, including Isochronous Channels for LE Audio, GAF, Direction Finding (AoA/AoD), LE Channel Classification and other enhancements.

With more than 3 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables.