Licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, CEVA, has announced that Sanechips Technology (previously named ZTE Microelectronics Technology) has licensed the CEVA-X1 IoT Processor for its Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) product, the RoseFinch7100. Sanechips leveraged the CEVA-X1 to develop an area- and power-optimised NB-IoT solution that is capable of delivering on the promise of long-life, low-cost cellular connectivity for IoT devices.
Demonstrating their commitment to NB-IoT, Sanechips recently took part in the first large scale field test of NB-IoT using its pre-commercial RoseFinch chipset. The trial, organised by China Mobile, tested the network of the entire mobile chain including core network, terminals and apps and was reported to have been successful in every aspect.
“NB-IoT is set to dominate long range IoT connectivity on a global scale, and Sanechips is proud to be at the forefront of this revolution,” said Zhou Jin, Marketing Director of Sanechips. “Closely collaborating with CEVA ensures we develop best-in-class products like the RoseFinch7100 that will enable mass market adoption of this technology. The CEVA-X1 IoT processor delivers exceptional performance within the stringent power and cost constraints of NB-IoT devices.”
“We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Sanechips for their NB-IoT chipset designs,” said Michael Boukaya, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Business Unit at CEVA. “As the only end-to-end DSP provider for cellular, we leveraged our unique expertise to ensure our CEVA-X1 processor meets and exceeds the performance requirements of NB-IoT. This license deal with Sanechips represents a strong endorsement of our IoT processor for this new and exciting market.”