CEVA and mimoOn to Collaborate on Development of LTE Baseband Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif. and DUISBURG, Germany, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores and mimoOn GmbH, a leader in software defined radio (SDR) solutions for advanced wireless standards, today announced a collaboration to offer mimoOn's mi!MobilePHY™ advanced LTE software on CEVA's newest DSP core, the CEVA-XC™.

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mi!MobilePHY™ is a full-featured and certified LTE software solution for user equipment based on the March 2009 version of the 3GPP Standards Release 8. mimoOn's implementation on the CEVA-XC will support high channel bandwidths, multiple MIMO configurations, FDD/TDD, and high data rates at low power consumption. The software is written in high level language and is in modular form so it is easy to modify or customize; an important feature as the standards and market requirements for LTE continue to evolve.

CEVA-XC™ is a high-performance, low-power DSP processor designed and optimized for advanced wireless communications processing in mobile handsets as well as wireless infrastructure applications. A single CEVA-XC core is capable of handling complete 3.5G and 4G transceiver paths in software. As a fully programmable architecture CEVA-XC supports multiple air interfaces including LTE, WiMAX, HSPA, alongside 3G and 2G in software.

"mimoOn has been the first in the world to offer end-to-end LTE software and reference designs on flexible upgradeable platforms, while CEVA is the number one licensor of DSP IP worldwide," stated Thomas Kaiser, CEO of mimoOn. "This collaboration offers a turnkey solution for LTE devices providing fast time-to-market, reduced bill-of-materials and the ability to evolve with future requirements."

"Our partnership with mimoOn allows us to offer a standards-compliant, integrated solution for LTE baseband which can significantly simplify the design process and shorten time to market for our CEVA-XC licensees," said Eran Briman, vice president Corporate Marketing of CEVA. "mimoOn's proven expertise in developing SDR solutions and CEVA's proven track record in providing DSPs to the wireless baseband market are strategic factors for customers looking for a software-based LTE platform."

About mimoOn

mimoOn GmbH is an LTE pioneer in end-to-end software implementation and system design on SDR based platforms. The company's scalable and modular 3GPP LTE software family "mi!LTESoft" for infrastructure and terminals allows equipment manufacturers to exploit the numerous benefits of SDR. mimoOn's pre-certified Physical Layer (PHY) and Protocol Stack (MAC, PDCP, RLC and RRC) software packages assure fast time to market, conformance to the latest release of the standards, ease of integration, and design to the lowest BOM. Due to the team's strong background from tier 1 mobile phone manufacturers and the company's ongoing research at leading-edge academic institutions, mimoOn is able to provide innovative solutions to the industry. The company has been voted into EE Times list of Emerging Start-ups, and listed as one of Germany's most promising High-Tech companies.

About CEVA, Inc.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2008, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 300 million devices. For more information, visit ceva-dsp.com

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