CEVA and NEC Casio collaborate on next-gen mobile comms

February 14, 2011 // By Phil Ling
CEVA has entered in to an agreement to undertake joint research into the development of cellular modem technologies targeting next generation wireless baseband standards with NEC Casio Mobile Communications. Under the scope of the agreement, the companies will analyze the processing requirements, target performanceand system layout of next generation modems.

Wireless baseband technologies are evolving fast through multiple 3G and 4G standards including: HSPA+, WiMAX and LTE. Next generation wireless modems are required to address the dramatically growing complexity in multiple aspects, including: download and upload peak data rates, antenna scheme, spatial multiplexing, synchronization, and more.

Seven of the world's top eight handset OEMs ship CEVA-powered baseband processors today, meaning CEVA's DSP technology powers one out of every three handsets worldwide. Addressing next-generation 4G terminal and infrastructure markets, CEVA says its latest generation DSP, the CEVA-XC has been specifically architected to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance Software Defined Radio multimode solutions.

It supports multiple air interfaces in software, including LTE-A, LTE, TD-LTE, WiMAX 16m, HSPA+, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, GSM and CDMA.