CEVA and ASR Micro Celebrate Milestone - 100 Million Wireless IoT Chips Shipped
November 08, 2022
ROCKVILLE, MD. CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and co-creation solutions, and ASR Microelectronics (ASR), a leading wireless semiconductor company, announced that shipments of ASR wireless IoT chips powered by CEVA’s IPs have surpassed 100 million units. This monumental milestone was achieved in less than 2 years since ASR’s first CEVA-powered chips were introduced.
ASR, founded in 2015, is one of China’s leading wireless semiconductors, and a key contributor to the development and popularization of China’s internet of things. CEVA and ASR have worked closely together since its inception, with ASR leveraging CEVA’s DSPs and wireless connectivity platforms to accelerate their product development and achieve best-in-class performance and power efficiency.
“Our broad portfolio of wireless products spanning short- and long-range standards illustrates ASR’s unique ability to meet the connectivity requirements of wireless communication industry with cost-efficient, secure and robust solutions, said Xikai Zhao, Vice President, ASR Micro. “Reaching this shipment milestone is a testament to the strong collaboration between our companies and the essential role that CEVA’s IP fulfills in our product development.”
“We applaud ASR Micro on their incredible success to date and becoming one of China’s most important wireless semiconductor companies,” said Tal Shalev, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “ASR and CEVA share a joint vision for seamless wireless connectivity and the role it plays in the Internet of Everything. We look forward to continuing this journey together and making ‘everything connected’ a reality.”
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for the integration of Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity into any IC or SoC design. Each platform consists of a hardware modem, baseband controller or MAC, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF (for Bluetooth) or various partners’ RF IP (for Bluetooth or Wi-Fi), enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. With more than 3 billion CEVA-powered Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IPs are widely deployed in consumer, smart home, industrial and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs. The CEVA-BX1 and CEVA-BX2 multipurpose IoT processors combine DSP and control processing in a single instruction set architecture, eliminating the need for a separate CPU core for upper layer stacks and system control. These processors are ideal for cellular IoT baseband processing and complementary workloads including voice, connectivity, positioning and sensor fusion.