Author Archive | Franz Dugand

Why Your Device and Your Charger Should Talk Over BLE

An increasing number of devices are shedding their cords, becoming more portable and more convenient to use, like the should-be-here-any-minute-now Apple AirPods and other hearables and headphones. But the act of charging, for the most part, still has people reaching for a wire to plug into their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any device that is […]

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New Bluetooth 5 Spec Sets the Stage for a Faster, Better IoT

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the launch of Bluetooth 5. As expected, the new version boasts longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies. These improvements are mostly targeted at the low energy variant of Bluetooth, BLE, as opposed to […]

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Download: RivieraWaves Wi-Fi Stream 802.11ac Wave 3 software-defined modem (SDM) White Paper

The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of platforms for embedding Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac into SoCs/ASSPs. Optimized implementations are available targeting a broad range of connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, consumer electronics, smart home, gateway, industrial and automotive applications. Each of the RivieraWaves Wi-Fi platforms incorporates the Upper MAC (UMAC), Lower MAC (LMAC) and […]

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WiFi Three Ways from CEVA

Designers planning to integrate Wi-Fi capability into an SoC are now faced with a number of choices. In a recent blog post in Electronic Engineering Journal, Editor Bryon Moyer discussed the options available depending on the priorities for data throughput rates, power consumption levels and numbers of supported users. He illustrated this with reference to […]

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CEVA’s Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP is Now Fully Qualified by the Bluetooth SIG!

­­ Today we have announced the qualification of our RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP. This is the 3rd generation of this very successful Bluetooth Smart product line which is already shipping in tens of millions of devices. It can be found in a variety of ultra-low power connected applications including wearables, health and fitness sensors, sport, […]

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Download Linley’s new report: “CEVA Makes Waves in Wearables”

2 weeks after CEVA unveiled its new Wi-Fi IP Platforms that enable a broad range of connected devices, the Linley Group has published a review of  the new products called: “CEVA Makes Waves in Wearables”. For the full article in Linley’s Mobile Chip report click here. To quote from the report: “CEVA has collaborated with two suppliers of RF/analog-front-end […]

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CEVA Unveils Wi-Fi IP Platforms to Enable a Broad Range of Connected Devices

Wearables are the new epitome of consumer chic, and while they are increasingly connected to the Internet, they come under the Internet of Things (IoT) fold. Wearable devices are ramping up faster than even smartphones and tablets with a CAGR of 154 percent (Source: Morgan Stanley, Wearable Device Blue Paper, Nov 2014). Today we, at […]

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