Nordic to Use CEVA DSP Technology for its Low Power Cellular IoT SoC

Nordic Semiconductor has licensed and deployed CEVA DSP technology in its nRF91 System-on-Chip (SoC) for low power cellular IoT connectivity. The CEVA DSP is at the heart of the multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT SoC, ensuring ultra-low power consumption and highly-efficient performance required for a wide range of cellular IoT use cases, including wearables, asset trackers, smart cities, smart metering and industrial IoT.

The Nordic nRF91 SoC forms the basis of Nordic's nRF91 low power cellular IoT System-in-Package (SiP) Series, including the nRF9160 SiP, which was recently named a 2019 CES Innovation Awards Honoree.

The nRF9160 SiP is a highly-integrated, low power, global multimode LTE-M/NB-IoT solution. The SiP integrates a complete low power cellular IoT system into a tiny 10 by 16 by 1 mm package that integrates the nRF91 SoC with a dedicated application processor and flash memory together with RF front end, power management, and crystal and passive components. With this level of integration, the nRF9160 SiP combines all the benefits of traditional cellular modules, including tele-regulatory and cellular certifications, with ease-of-use, unprecedented integration, and the smallest form factor ever seen in the cellular industry to date.