Sonova Uses CEVA's Bluetooth IP in their Hearing Aids

Sonova Holding, the world's leading provider of hearing solutions, has licensed and deployed CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP in its latest SWORD 3.0 wireless chip for hearing aids and other smart hearing devices. SWORD 3.0 is the world`s first and only hearing aid radio chip to fully support direct binaural streaming of audio content and phone calls from billions of Bluetooth enabled devices.

Through data connection of SWORD 3.0 to a smartphone, internet access is achieved. This allows hearing aid wearers to have their devices adjusted virtually in real-time, in any situation, anywhere by the hearing care professional. Furthermore, voice-to-text phone call transcription is enabled, providing live visual captions as an additional help to the user. The integration of CEVA's advanced Bluetooth Dual Mode IP into the wireless chip enables low power stereo audio streaming and data connectivity to hearing aids, giving customers an unparalleled user experience.

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 5.0 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps 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 semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables.

Click here to learn more about CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms.