DARPA Researchers Now Have Access to CEVA's Wireless Connectivity and Smart Sensing IPs

CEVA, a leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, announced an open licensing agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to accelerate technology innovation for DARPA programs. The partnership, as part of the DARPA Toolbox initiative, establishes an access framework under which DARPA organizations can access all of CEVA's commercially available IPs, tools, and support to expedite their programs.

The partnership with DARPA extends the reach of its advanced DSPs, AI Processors, and wireless IPs to the DARPA research programs and its ecosystem. This comprehensive and low-power platform for 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, computer vision, sound, and motion-sensing will help to accelerate innovation within DARPA, enabling its researchers to leverage best-in-class technologies along with guidance and support.

DARPA Toolbox is a new, agency-wide effort aimed at providing open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors to the researchers behind DARPA programs. Through DARPA Toolbox, successful proposers will receive greater access to commercial vendors' technologies and tools via pre-negotiated, low-cost, non-production access frameworks and simplified legal terms. For commercial vendors, DARPA Toolbox will provide an opportunity to leverage the agency's forward-looking research and a chance to develop new revenue streams based on programmatic achievements developed with their technologies.

Partnering with technology innovators like CEVA through the DARPA Toolbox initiative serves to streamline access for organizations to cutting-edge technologies. CEVA's portfolio of processors, platform IP, and software offers a compelling proposition to researchers engaging in a range of projects requiring wireless communications or context-aware computing.

CEVA, along with Arm and Verific are the first wave of technology companies to sign commercial partnership agreements under DARPA Toolbox. As licensees of CEVA IP, DARPA researchers stand to benefit by having access to CEVA's processors, tools, and support for technical areas that intersect with CEVA's wireless connectivity and smart sensing portfolio. Key technologies offered by CEVA under the initiative include DSPs and software for 5G baseband processing, short-range connectivity, sensor fusion, computer vision, sound processing, and Artificial Intelligence.