CEVA Announces Certification of RivieraWaves Surf Wi-Fi® 802.11ac IP Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), today announced that its RivieraWaves Surf IP platform has achieved Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac status from the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Offering the lowest die size and power consumption of any Wi-Fi® 802.11ac IP available, the RivieraWaves Surf IP platform addresses the growing need for ubiquitous wireless connectivity in a broad range of mobile, consumer electronic and IoT devices such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras, drones and more.

CEVA will be demonstrating its portfolio of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity IPs, including the RivieraWaves Surf platform, in its private meeting suite at CES 2016, January 6-9, 2016. To view the demos or meet with CEVA connectivity experts, email [email protected].

The RivieraWaves Surf IP platform is available in two flavors, namely 802.11ac 1x1 and 802.11ac MU-MIMO 2x2. It is part of the widely deployed wireless connectivity portfolio offered by CEVA under the RivieraWaves brand, which also includes optimized solutions spanning from very high performance 802.11ac 4x4 right down to very low power 802.11n and Bluetooth Smart & Smart Ready IP.

Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of CEVA's Connectivity business unit, stated: "We are delighted to extend our industry leadership in connectivity IP with the certification of our RivieraWaves Surf IP platform for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac.  Customers integrating a high value function like Wi-Fi require low risk. This certification coupled with the unique ability to perform "at-speed" comprehensive real-life system testing at FPGA prototype stage is key to providing confidence in success."

"Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ provides interoperability and connectivity to meet the needs of a variety of applications and ensures the best user experience for end products," said Kevin Robinson, VP of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance. "CEVA's Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ ac RivieraWaves Surf IP platform offers a solution for semiconductors and OEMs looking to add Wi-Fi connectivity and successfully certify their own products."

The RivieraWaves Surf Wi-Fi IP platform is composed of a MAC subsystem which is comprised of (i) an RTL-based hardware platform incorporating either a SISO or MIMO capable modem along with radio control and digital front end circuitry, (ii) ThinMAC and FullMAC Wi-Fi software protocol stacks. The software stacks are easily portable to any common 32-bit embedded CPU. Supporting the most advanced 802.11ac features, the RivieraWaves Surf IP platform is the only Wi-Fi 802.11ac IP that runs at speed on a FPGA, thus facilitating comprehensive real-life system testing of customer designs prior to chip tape-out.

The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP platforms incorporate a flexible RF interface to accommodate each customer's selected RF solution, including a unique high performance and software configurable AGC/CCA mechanism which can be adjusted to match the characteristics of the chosen RF. In addition, CEVA has partnered with RF IP providers including Catena, Maxscend and others to offer low power RF solutions that are pre-integrated with RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP platforms. These RF IPs are available in a number of different foundries and process nodes, offering customers a broad choice of RF options for their specific requirements.

The RivieraWaves Surf Wi-Fi IP Platform certificate is available for viewing at https://www.wi-fi.org/content/search-page?keys=WFA63397. For more information on RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP platforms, go to https://www.ceva-ip.com/RivieraWaves-WiFi-Platforms.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of cellular, multimedia and connectivity technologies to semiconductor companies and OEMs serving the mobile, consumer, automotive and IoT markets. Our DSP IP portfolio includes comprehensive platforms for multimode 2G/3G/LTE/LTE-A baseband processing in terminals and infrastructure, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). One in every three phones sold worldwide is powered by CEVA, from many of the world's leading OEMs including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, HTC, LG, Coolpad, ZTE, Micromax and Meizu. Visit us at ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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