CEVA to Support Nokia's 4.9G and 5G Technologies

CEVA has announced that it is supporting Nokia in the development of its ReefShark baseband System-on-Chips (SoCs), set to be deployed for 4.9G and 5G wireless infrastructure applications. Under the agreement, CEVA has adapted its widely-deployed CEVA-XC architecture framework to address the massive increase in signal processing complexity in multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology) network architectures.

Nokia ReefShark is based on the 3GPP 5G New Radio specifications, which help offset deployment costs and TCO, while fulfilling architecture-driven network requirements. ReefShark reduces the size, cost and energy consumption at each cell site, while simultaneously boosting the intelligence and performance of massive MIMO antennas. ReefShark also boosts baseband compute capacity through plug-in units fitted into the commercially available Nokia AirScale baseband module. AirScale is software-upgradeable to full 5G functionality, and these plug-in units triple the throughput from Nokia's advanced 28 Gbps today, to up to 85 Gbps per module.

CEVA's DSP cores power many of the leading wireless semiconductors and OEMs, enabling unrivaled power consumption, performance and cost efficiencies in multimode terminal and infrastructure solutions. To date, three of the world's leading base station OEMs have selected CEVA-XC DSPs for their 5G base station processor designs. The CEVA-XC family of DSPs is designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance multimode baseband solutions. It supports multiple air interfaces for various applications such as cellular baseband, wireless infrastructure, connectivity, V2X, UAV communications, satellite and smart grid. Click here to learn more about CEVA Wireless Solutions.