Sequans Licenses CEVA 5G Modem IP for Broadband IoT Platform

Sequans' upcoming 5G platform to be powered by CEVA's PentaG UE solution

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that Sequans Communications, a leading provider of 5G/4G chips and modules for IoT, has licensed the PentaG 5G New Radio (NR) IP to power its upcoming 5G platform. Sequans will leverage PentaG to ensure its 5G platform will meet the extreme performance, low latency and strict power budget requirements of 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 and ensure we deliver the industry-leading performance and efficiencies which our customers demand."

"Our unique 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. "Sequans stands at the forefront of LTE and 5G modem development, with a successful track record of chipsets and modules in the IoT space. We are pleased to partner with them to provide our PentaG 5G modem IP for their next-generation chips and modules, and work towards our common goal of advancing the 5G broadband IoT industry."

The PentaG™ architecture contains specialized 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 gamut 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 sustains an impressive 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. PentaG™ offers an optimal tradeoff between hardware and software to meet the stringent power and area requirements of 5G eMBB use cases and yet retain full flexibility to guarantee future-proofness. For more information, visit

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies. We offer Digital Signal Processors, AI processors, wireless platforms and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and artificial intelligence, all of which are key enabling technologies 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, robotics, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device and audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For sensor fusion, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technologies provide a broad range of sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit ("IMU") solutions including hearables, wearables, AR/VR, PC, robotics, remote controls and IoT. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For wireless IoT, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax) and NB-IoT. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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