CEVA NB-IoT IP completes Release 14 GCF certification with Rohde & Schwarz tester

CEVA, the world’s leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processor IP for smart and connected devices? (NASDAQ: CEVA) and Rohde & Schwarz, a leading provider of test and measurement equipment, announced that CEVA The protocol conformance test of the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP platform has been successfully completed, meeting the Narrowband IoT Release 14 requirements as defined by the Global Certification Forum (GCF). This comprehensive test used the Rohde & Schwarz R&S® CMW500 wideband radio communication tester, which is a GCF-certified NB-IoT protocol conformance test platform.

Anton Messmer, Vice President of Rohde & Schwarz Mobile Radio Testers, said: “We are delighted to share with CEVA the remarkable progress of its NB-IoT solution. Providing GCF-compliant IP is important for building a healthy narrowband IoT ecosystem. As this exciting standard goes mainstream globally, we look forward to seeing many new devices and customers in the market enabled by this IP.”

Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, said: “To ensure that customers who integrate the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution into their SoCs get a high-quality and compliant product, for us, GCF testing and ongoing network testing by various mobile network operators is a crucial achievement. This move lowers the barriers for new chipset vendors to enter the cellular IoT market segment and is part of our mission to advance IoT development through NB-IoT Another important step in this process. Rohde & Schwarzis is a respected leader in cellular conformance testing, and the R&SCMW500 is an important part of our internal test environment.”

The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution is a modular technology consisting of the CEVA-X1 IoT processor, integrated RF transceiver, baseband and protocol stack to provide a complete Release 14 Category-NB2 modem IP solution with significantly shorter Improve time-to-market and lower barriers to entry. This is a fully software-configurable solution that extends multi-satellite GNSS and sensor fusion capabilities. This IP contains a reference chip for a complete modem design including embedded CMOS RF transceiver with PMU and PA, advanced digital front end, physical layer firmware and protocol stacks (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC and NAS). For more information, please visit the company webpage https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/dragonfly/ .

The R&S?CMW500 is a universal tester for testing the air interface of wireless devices. It can be used in all phases of product development and production and supports all common cellular and non-cellular wireless technologies. For more information, please visit the company website https://www.rohde-schwarz.com.

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