Ceragon License CEVA DSPs for Full 5G Wireless Backhaul

Ceragon, the #1 wireless backhaul specialist to deploy CEVA-X and CEVA-XC DSPs in new high performance multicore architecture for its 5G wireless backhaul solutions

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) has licensed the CEVA-X2 and CEVA-XC4500 DSPs to deploy in a new software-defined radio modem which is being designed to address the mature stage of 5G service network rollout.

"The CEVA DSPs are an important component of our strategic roadmap to quadruple the capabilities of our unique multicore technology by delivering octa-core modem processing within a silicon chip and vertically integrating it into our next generation of wireless backhaul solutions," said Yuval Reina, EVP Global Products and Services at Ceragon Networks. "The need for higher capacities across increasingly more complex mobile and other networks, on the road to 5G, places an even greater emphasis on the critical role that wireless backhaul plays in meeting business and network deployment targets.

"The use of Ceragon's unique octa-core modems in vertically integrated full 5G wireless backhaul solutions, will provide immense additional benefits to Ceragon's customers beyond those available in our current state-of-the-art solutions by offering orders of magnitude more capacity with efficient spectrum management, minimal use of real-estate and reducing energy costs, as capacity needs continue to surge and network complexity continues to grow. Ceragon's multicore technology, a key component of its current IP-20 Platform, resolves the key challenges associated with wireless backhaul, as networks transition from 4G to 5G, offering mobile operators a highly innovative, quick rollout with the scalability to increase capacity as the network expands and densifies over time."

"Ceragon is the market leading specialist in wireless backhaul worldwide, and we're pleased to provide the critical 5G DSP technologies for their next-generation multicore platform," said Michael Boukaya, vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit at CEVA. "Our unique expertise in developing DSPs to handle the most advanced wireless technologies is unrivalled and Ceragon's decision to partner with us for their next generation platform is further confirmation of this."

CEVA's industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world's leading wireless semiconductors and OEMs, enabling unrivaled power consumption, performance and cost efficiencies in cellular IoT, terminal and infrastructure solutions. The CEVA-X2 DSP is ideal for ultra-low latency PHY control use cases, a key requirement of the 5G standard. The CEVA-XC4500 DSP is designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance baseband solutions. It supports multiple air interfaces for various applications such as cellular baseband, wireless infrastructure, wireless backhaul, connectivity, V2X, UAV communications, satellite and smart grid. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-ip.com/app/wireless-communication/.

About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) is the world's #1 wireless backhaul specialist. We help operators and other service providers worldwide increase operational efficiency and enhance end customers' quality of experience with innovative wireless backhaul solutions. Our customers include wireless service providers, public safety organizations, government agencies and utility companies, which use our solutions to deliver 4G, mission-critical multimedia services and other applications at high reliability and speed. Ceragon's unique multicore technology provides a highly reliable, high-capacity 4G wireless backhaul with minimal use of spectrum, power and other resources. It enables increased productivity, as well as simple and quick network modernization. We deliver a range of professional services that ensure efficient network rollout and optimization to achieve the highest value for our customers. Our solutions are deployed by more than 460 service providers, as well as hundreds of private network owners, in more than 130 countries.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax up to 4x4). Visit us at ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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