Ultra-low energy IP for wearable SoC

28th June 2018
Source: CEVA Inc
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Ultra-low energy IP for wearable SoC

It has been announced by CEVA, that BlueX Microelectronics (BlueX) has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy technology in its new BX2400 Bluetooth five compliant wireless Integrated Circuit (IC).

Building on BlueX’s deep expertise in CMOS subthreshold design, the BX2400 is an ultra-low power SoC that incorporates Bluetooth, processor, power charge and discharge management, touch and heart rate monitor. 

Huang Wang, Founder and CEO of Huami, stated: “As the world's leading wearable technology company our customers rely on us to consistently deliver leading-edge, innovative products with exceptional performance. The BlueX BX2400 SoC powered by CEVA’s Bluetooth IP enables outstanding battery life and a range of compelling features and sensors, making it an ideal processor for our wearable designs.”

Hongyu Li, CEO at BlueX, added: “Product differentiation is always a challenge in such a competitive market and we set out to ensure our BX2400 IC outperforms the competition. CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy IP has gone the extra step in low power architecture, matching our technical strengths and product aims and has proven to be the perfect choice for us.”

Aviv Malinovitch, Vice President and General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA also commented: “We are delighted to announce BlueX as a licensee for our Bluetooth IP. The adoption of the BX2400 by Huami is a testament to the outstanding performance of their IC and we look forward to seeing their continued success with this product.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. 

All Bluetooth five features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. With more than 1.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables.

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