CEVA Bluetooth 5 Low Energy IP to be Used in InPlay SoC for Wearables & Wireless IoT Markets

Low power wireless communication SoCs supplier, InPlay Technologies, has licensed and deployed CEVA's RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) IP in its latest SwiftRadio SoC. The SoC is targeted for a diverse range of end markets for low power wireless applications including wearables, healthcare, industrial, VR/AR and IoT. It will be showcased in CEVA's meeting suite at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8-11, 2019.

The SwiftRadio IN6xx is a highly-integrated single chip solution that combines the mature RW-BLE5 IP from CEVA together with InPlay's ultra-low power RF and its proprietary multi-mode collaborative protocols, ensuring best-in-class performance with minimal power consumption for next-generation low power wireless networking applications. The high-performance RF design of the SoC is a key advantage in wireless IoT applications. With industry-leading Rx sensitivity of -97.5dBm and very low power design (sleep current as low as 500nA), it will support many new applications, especially for battery-powered products.

The SoC integrates a high-performance Arm Cortex-M4F microprocessor and subsystem with a floating-point processing unit, 256KB ROM and 64KB SRAM, as well as a rich set of peripherals such as I2C, UART, SPI, I2S, PDM, PWM and keyboard controllers. Developers can enjoy all the resources provided by this SoC platform to develop their wireless applications without adding an additional micro-controller and memory for system designs. Considering the ever-increasing security requirements of the Internet of Things, SwiftRadio SoC has built-in hardware security engines such as AES256, SHA256 and ECC256 and supports authenticated secure boot.

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 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension.