CEVA’s MotionEngine Smart TV Software Comes to More Smart TV Brands via LG webOS

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 01, 2021


CEVA’s MotionEngine Smart TV Software Comes to More Smart TV Brands via LG webOS

LG webOS smart TV platform, including CEVA’s intuitive point-and-click cursor control functionality, now available to 3rd party TV brands.

CEVA announced that it is expanding its partnership with LG Electronics (LG) for its Freespace MotionEngine Smart TV software technology to include 3rd party TV brands running LG’s webOS smart TV platform.

Under the expanded agreement, LG will license its webOS smart TV platform, including the point-and-click cursor control functionality enabled by CEVA’s MotionEngine Smart TV software, to third party TV brands adopting the webOS platform for their products. Per the company, this marks the first time for a global TV manufacturer to develop and market both TV hardware and software and is expected to increase LG’s presence in the home entertainment market worldwide.

LG has incorporated CEVA’s Hillcrest Labs Freespace MotionEngine Smart TV software in more than 100 million TVs as part of webOS for more than a decade. The point-and-click cursor control software enables users to access any content onscreen with just a single click, enabling viewers to navigate the UI without the need to press direction arrow keys repeatedly to traverse the screen. LG’s Magic Remote ensures this capability is enabled seamlessly for its users along with the other features included in webOS.

MotionEngine software is compatible with embedded processing architectures and operating systems and can be delivered as either a library or a full chip binary with host drivers that simplify system integration.

The application-specific features are packaged into MotionEngine software products that, when combined with a variety of off-the-shelf inertial and environmental sensors, provide sensor processing solutions for applications that demand high accuracy and quality. These are packaged into products for TV and Set-top box Remotes, Robotics, Health & Fitness and PC & Mobile segments – including stylus pens – and may be customized for large customers.

For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/motionengine/

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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