CEVA Completes First Trial of its Dragonfly NB2 NB-IoT Silicon Solution at Vodafone's IoT Lab

At the Mobile World Congress 2019, CEVA announced the successful completion of first test trials of the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 silicon at Vodafone's IoT Future Lab in Düsseldorf, Germany. Using Vodafone's open lab facilities which provide a realistic end-to-end live environment of the Narrowband-IoT technology, CEVA connected to the Vodafone NB-IoT network and demonstrated end-to-end IP connectivity with its CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 test chip running a 3GPP NB-IoT Rel.14 compliant software stack.

The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution is a modular technology, composed of the CEVA-X1 IoT processor, an integrated RF Transceiver, baseband, and a protocol stack to offer a complete Release 14 Cat-NB2 modem IP solution that significantly reduces time-to-market and lowers entry barriers. It is a fully software-configurable solution and can be extended with multi-constellation GNSS and sensor fusion functionality. The IP includes a reference silicon of the complete modem design, including an embedded CMOS RF transceiver and PA, an advanced digital front-end, physical layer firmware, and a protocol stack (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, and NAS).

The Vodafone IoT Future Lab, located in Vodafone Innovation Park, Düsseldorf, Germany, provides an end-to-end environment for the latest Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWA) technologies in the 3GPP standard: Narrowband-IoT. It incorporates network equipment from three of the most important vendors, and allows for a variety of dedicated test scenarios, e.g. battery consumption measurements under different coverage scenarios.

CEVA is exhibiting the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 silicon platform experience at MWC in Hall 7, Stand 7A71.

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