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CEVA Enhances its CEVA-XC DSP Product Offering With HSPA+ Software IP

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 06, 2011 – CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced the availability of fully optimized HSPA+ software libraries for the CEVA-XC DSP. The addition of these new libraries to the CEVA-XC Software-Defined Radio (SDR) reference architecture enables the implementation of a software-based multimode HSPA/HSPA+/LTE/LTE-A solution. Support for HSPA and HSPA+ is essential to provide mandatory backward 3G compatibility for mobile applications. 

CEVA’s HSPA+ libraries are specifically optimized to run on the CEVA-XC, the industry’s most widely adopted communications DSP, and represent a significant enhancement to CEVA’s SDR reference architecture. In combination with CEVA’s existing LTE libraries, CEVA’s SDR reference architecture provides a highly-optimized multimode solution that significantly reduces development costs and time-to-market for software-based modem designs. 

Will Strauss, principal analyst and founder of Forward Concepts, commented: “The evolution of advanced mobile wireless technologies is a moving target for product developers, so a flexible platform is key. A unified and seamless 2G/3G/4G multimode baseband architecture is needed as we move towards “true” LTE handsets in the coming years. With the addition of HSPA+ software libraries for their CEVA-XC based SDR reference architecture, CEVA becomes the first IP vendor in the industry with a multimode software-defined modem library offering, giving their customers a significant advantage in the development of multimode LTE baseband architectures.” 

CEVA’s HSPA+ software libraries support up to HSPA+ 3GPP Rel-8 worst case conditions including MIMO and 64QAM and enable peak downlink data rates of 42 Mbps on a single CEVA-XC processor. The libraries address the most complex receiver parts including: channel estimation, equalization, de-mapping, de-interleaving, de-rate matching, and more. 

“The addition of fully optimized HSPA+ software libraries for our CEVA-XC processor architecture further extends our leadership in offering robust solutions for customers designing multimode devices,” said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. “Together with our communications and LTE software libraries, we offer the industry’s most comprehensive SDR architecture for 3G/4G modem design, which fundamentally reduces both time-to-market and development investment.” 

CEVA-XC is a high-performance, scalable, low-power communication DSP designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance Software Defined Radio multimode solutions. It supports multiple air interfaces for various applications such multimode cellular baseband, connectivity, digital broadcast and smart grid.  

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the world’s leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video and audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2010, CEVA’s IP was shipped in over 600 million devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Today, more than one in every three handsets shipped worldwide is powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at www.twitter.com/cevadsp 

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