GCT Semiconductor Licenses CEVA Bluetooth Low Energy IP for its LTE IoT SoC

CEVA has announced that GCT Semiconductor has licensed and deployed CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IP in its new GDM7243i LTE SoC solution for the Internet of Things (IoT). GDM7243i combines BLE with GCT's advanced LTE-M and NB-IoT cellular technologies in a highly integrated single chip solution. It is targeted at a wide range of next generation IoT devices including tracking, wearables, security, agriculture, healthcare, industrial, and consumer applications.

CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners' RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2 Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. Widely adopted with different processor subsystems, CEVA also offers RISC-V based fully integrated platforms. With more than 1.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world's leading semiconductor companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables. For more information on RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms, click here.