Fully-Integrated Wi-Fi Solution from CEVA to Connect IoT Devices to the Alibaba Cloud

CEVA has introduced a fully-integrated, licensable Wi-Fi solution for companies looking to accelerate the development of IoT devices that connect to the Alibaba Cloud. The turnkey solution integrates CEVA's RivieraWaves Wi-Fi Low Power IP together with the AliOS Things operating system on a single RISC-V CPU core, providing customers with the freedom to focus their development efforts on creating differentiation in the end application.

AliOS Things is a light-weight open-source operating system for the Internet of Things designed to connect devices to the Alibaba IoT Cloud. It is expected that up to 10 billion devices will be connected to the Alibaba Cloud by 2023, across many markets including the smart home, smart cities and industrial segments. As a result, many semiconductors and device manufacturers are looking to develop end nodes or devices that will help to meet this extraordinary demand.

CEVA's RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of platforms for embedding Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) or 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) into SoCs/ASSPs. Each RivieraWaves Wi-Fi solution is comprised of the Wi-Fi MAC & modem hardware platform and the Wi-Fi software stack embedded on a processor of the customer's choosing (RISC-V, Arm, CEVA DSP or other). Optimized implementations are available targeting a broad range of connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, consumer electronics, smart home, industrial and automotive applications. CEVA also offers its customers the option of fully-hosted solutions, pre-integrated with popular operating systems including FreeRTOS and AliOS Things. This allows customers to focus their development efforts on the application and cloud connection. 

In addition to the RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IPs, CEVA can also provide a host of other connectivity options for IoT devices, including Bluetooth 5.1 dual-mode and low energy and cellular IoT, and state-of-the-art DSP and AI processors for sound and vision sensing requirements.

CEVA Showcased this solution at MWC19 Shanghai from June 26-28.