Sequans licenses CEVA 5G modem IP for IoT platform

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CEVA, a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, has announced that Sequans Communications has licensed its PentaG 5G New Radio (NR) IP to power its upcoming 5G platform.

Sequans will leverage PentaG to ensure that its 5G platform will be able to meet the extreme performance, low latency and strict power budget requirements associated with the IoT industry.

“5G transforms and broadens the use of cellular connectivity in applications including Fixed Wireless Access, AR/VR/XR, smart manufacturing, remote medicine and more,” said Bertrand Debray, EVP and GM, Broadband IoT, Sequans. “CEVA’s PentaG modem IP provides us with a powerful DSP along with a comprehensive set of hardware and software technologies that shorten the design cycle for our upcoming 5G platform.”

Ceva's PentaG architecture contains specialised scalar and vector DSP processors, co-processors, AI processor, accelerators, software and other essential IP blocks, in a highly configurable and modular architecture.

PentaG supports the full range of 5G eMBB use cases, including standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA), mmWave and sub-6 GHz. It also supports LTE-A Pro (Gigabit LTE) and legacy LTE and 3G technologies.

The platform is able to sustains a bit-rate of more than 10Gbps and offers a scalable architecture to support all advanced wireless technologies such as Massive-MIMO, beamforming and complex link adaptation schemes.

“Our proposition in DSP and 5G New Radio modem IP streamlines SoC design for cellular incumbents and newcomers addressing the multitude of new applications that 5G NR presents,” said Michael Boukaya, COO of CEVA..