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5G Networks – A New Era for a Diversely Connected World

In 2015, the ITU set about planning the target goals for 5G to address the deficiencies of 3G and 4G standards that are in use today. In addition to vastly improving the existing cellular voice and mobile broadband capabilities of these network standards, the ITU listed a number of goals to address several new needs […]

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CEVA Q3’16 Earnings – Going from Strength to Strength

Our third quarter 2016 earnings saw CEVA hit all-time record high total revenues for the third quarter in succession, reaching $17.8 million for the quarter and non-GAAP earnings per share was 24 cents. Record smartphone shipments (130 million units) and record non-baseband shipments (59m units) drove our royalty revenues to an all-time record high $10.4 […]

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Game of IoT Communication Protocols: LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, Wi-Fi- Will There be a Sole Ruler?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) develops and evolves across the globe, the competition between communication protocols grows increasingly heated. Instead of signs of consolidation towards one solution; companies, organizations and interest groups are inventing and refining more and more ways to tackle the challenge. This is no coincidence. The IoT is a huge domain […]

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Meet CEVA-X1: No More DSP plus CPU; One Lightweight Processor for All IoT Use Cases

Until now there have been some CPUs with DSP capabilities and some DSPs with CPU capabilities available. Some of these are quite common today in various devices. That said, a deeper look at the architecture reveals that there is more to the story. A CPU with DSP capabilities is actually just a CPU with a […]

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Smart Grid Communication: PLC and ZigBee on Programmable DSP

Back in 2011, the term ‘smart grid’ was already a frequently used buzzword, but not much more than that. Very early on, the benefits of a smart grid were clear and widely accepted. In 2007, the United States Department of Energy stated its vision for the use of “digital technology to improve reliability, resiliency, flexibility, […]

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Meet CEVA’s New Smart & Connected Development Platform

Today CEVA announced its new DSP-based IoT development platform – enabling developers prototype their IoT designs where the device needs to be both smart AND connected. The new platform combines a host of sensing, processing and connectivity technologies that mobile, wearable and smarthome SoC designs require. CEVA TeakLite-4 development board walk through Addressing this smart […]

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Chips in Space – MacSpace, A Record Throughput Multi-Core Processor for Satellites

Up in the sky there are hundreds of satellites; in fact, there are currently an estimated 3600 satellites orbiting the earth. There are many usages for satellites, including weather satellites, navigation, TV broadcast, earth remote sensing, and communications. Members of the latter category are used to convey communication signals across large distances than cannot be […]

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DSP Enablers in the Internet of Smart Things- Connectivity (Part #1)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting things. However, the connectivity domain in the IoT world faces a lot of challenges. For a start, The IoT realm is composed of a long list of communication standards, and they are constantly evolving. That’s because different IoT devices require multiple communication standards at varying ranges […]

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