Licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors, CEVA, has announced that Shanghai SiFlower Communication Technology (SiFlower), designer and supplier of Smart Home platforms, has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves 802.11ac WiFi IP in its latest System-on-Chip (SoC) targeting smart home access points.
The SF16A18 is a highly integrated single chip solution that combines the flexible RW-11AC IP with a powerful processing engine (dual-core CPU) and rich suite of interfaces (Ethernet, GMAC, USB, SD, IIS), creating an optimal platform for intelligent routers/access points, smart home gateways and smart speakers.
“Highly integrated and optimised WiFi solutions are the key to opening the mass Smart Home market,” stated Albert Lee, CEO of SiFlower. “We are proud of the solution we have created in the SF16A18, and CEVA’s RW-11AC Wi-Fi IP along with their engineering excellence and technical support have been instrumental in our success.”
Aviv Malinovitch, Vice President and General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA, added: “We are delighted to announce SiFlower as a licensee for our WiFi IP. The SF16A18 is a leading example of the next-generation of fully-integrated and differentiated WiFi enabled SoCs that are available at a very cost-effective price point.”
CEVA’s RivieraWaves WiFi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of platforms for embedding WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax into SoCs/ASSPs. Optimised implementations are available targeting a broad range of connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, consumer electronics, smart home, industrial and automotive applications. CEVA also offers RISC-V based fully integrated platforms.