Ceva Upgrades NB-IOT Platform – Linley Microprocessor Report

Dragonfly NB2 Implements Cat-NB2 Specification in 3GPP Release 14

By Tom R. Halfhill (July 9, 2018)

New ways of enabling machines to wirelessly talk with each other are propagating as fast as blockchain startups. Ceva is staying abreast by introducing Dragonfly NB2, its second-generation platform for Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) communications on cellular networks. Whereas the first-generation Dragonfly NB1 supported the Cat-NB1 specifica-tion in 3GPP Release 13, the new product supports the en-hanced Cat-NB2 spec in Release 14. In fact, it appears to be the world’s first implementation of this protocol.