GCT Semiconductor has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IP in its new GDM7243i LTE SoC solution for the Internet of Things (IoT). The GDM7243i combines LTE-M, NB-IoT and BLE in a highly integrated single chip solution. Applications of the chip include a wide range of next-generation IoT devices including tracking, wearables, security, agriculture, healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications.
John Schlaefer, CEO of GCT, stated: “The rapidly expanding IoT market is demanding next generation, highly integrated chip solutions to unleash its full potential. We set ultra-low power connectivity as a key objective for GDM7243i and CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP, with its minimal processor loading architecture, was a great fit for our solution.”
“We are delighted to announce GCT as a licensee for our Bluetooth IP,” said Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA. “GDM7243i is an impressive product, combining the most sought after IoT technologies into one IC. Next generation devices like this will no doubt rapidly accelerate the IoT market.”
The RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many semiconductor companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables.
According to the announcement, “CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IPs and platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each IP consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves Bluetooth PHY (modem and RF) or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension.”
More information: https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-bluetooth-platforms/.