NB-IoT IP Solution from CEVA Now Certified for Operation on Deutsche Telekom Networks

CEVA, a leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, announced that its Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT solution has achieved full certification from Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies.   The monumental milestone ensures that Dragonfly NB2 IP licensees can significantly simplify and accelerate their NB-IoT chipset certification for use on Deutsche Telekom's networks around the world.

Licensable, certified NB-IoT solutions play a critical role in the mass adoption of NB-IoT by lowering the cost and entry barriers for semiconductors and OEMs to include cellular LPWAN connectivity in their chip designs. CEVA is very proud of its engineering team for delivering a fully qualified turn-key solution, including baseband, a protocol stack, and RF. 

The Deutsche Telekom operator certification is another major step in its mission to help LPWAN customers get to market faster with low risk and look forward to seeing CEVA-powered NB-IoT devices running on Deutsche Telekom's networks

The certification of the Dragonfly NB2 platform secures out-of-the-box interoperability and better connectivity for the next generation of modules and devices being developed to operate on Deutsche Telekom networks. By using the Dragonfly NB2, Deutsche Telekom anticipates that licensees can reduce their time-to-market and development costs for a successful deployment, fast-tracking through Deutsche Telekom's certification process.

Key features of CEVA-Dragonfly NB2:

  • CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is the most cost- and power-efficient IP solution in the market today for including NB-IoT connectivity in IoT chip designs.
  • This fully-featured licensable IP includes modem DSP, baseband, embedded RF, and power management together with on-chip SRAM and Flash memories within a highly integrated System-on-Chip (SOC) architecture.
  • The modem firmware is compliant with 3GPP Release 14, Category-NB2, and the platform is ready to support release 15 via a firmware upgrade.
  • To maximize battery life, the modem supports advanced power-saving techniques such as Extended DRX, PSM, and supports NIDD (Non-IP Data Delivery) communication protocol to improve data and power efficiency for low throughput devices.
  • CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 also integrates an innovative multi-constellation GNSS solution to address the growing need for asset tracking in a low-cost form factor.

Click here for more information on the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 platform.