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CEVA NB-IoT IP Completes Release 14 GCF Certification with Rohde & Schwarz

CEVA NB-IoT IP Completes Release 14 GCF Certification with Rohde & Schwarz

CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 turnkey solution passes another crucial milestone of the internationally recognized Global Certification Forum test suite, to ensure qualification and interoperability for its customers.

CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, and Rohde & Schwarz, a leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, today announced that CEVA has successfully completed Protocol Conformance testing of the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP platform for Narrowband IoT Release 14 as defined by the Global Certification Forum (GCF).

The comprehensive testing was performed using the Rohde & Schwarz R&S®CMW500 wideband radio communication tester, a GCF validated platform for NB-IoT protocol conformance testing.

“We are pleased to share CEVA’s progress with its NB-IoT solution,” said Anton Messmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Testers at Rohde & Schwarz. “The availability of GCF-compliant IP is fundamental to a healthy eco-system for Narrowband IoT. We look forward to seeing many new devices and customers enabled by this IP in the market as this exciting standard becomes mainstream around the world.”

CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 Hardware/Software IP Solution Diagram“The GCF testing, along with ongoing network testing with various Mobile Network Operators is a critical achievement for us to ensure that our customers who integrate the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution into their SoCs can be assured of a high quality and compliant product,” said Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA.

“This is another step in our mission to drive IoT evolution with NB-IoT by reducing the entry barriers for new chipset players entering this cellular IoT segment.”

“Rohde & Schwarz is a respected leader in cellular conformance testing and R&S®CMW500 is an essential part of our internal test environment.”

The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution is a modular technology, composed of the CEVA-X1 IoT processor, an integrated RF Transceiver, baseband, and a protocol stack to offer a complete Release 14 Category-NB2 modem IP solution that significantly reduces time-to-market and lowers entry barriers. It is a fully software-configurable solution and can be extended with multi-constellation GNSS and sensor fusion functionality. The IP includes a reference silicon of the complete modem design, including an embedded CMOS RF transceiver with PMU and PA, an advanced digital front-end, physical layer firmware, and a protocol stack (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, and NAS).

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