CEVA’s NB-IoT IP Completes Protocol Conformance Testing using R&S Communication Tester

CEVA has successfully completed Protocol Conformance testing of the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP platform for Narrowband IoT Release 14 as defined by the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The comprehensive testing was performed using the Rohde & Schwarz R&SCMW500 wideband radio communication tester, a GCF validated platform for NB-IoT protocol conformance testing.

The availability of GCF-compliant IP is fundamental to a healthy eco-system for Narrowband IoT. The GCF testing, along with ongoing network testing with various Mobile Network Operators is a critical achievement to ensure that the customers who integrate the CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution into their SoCs can be assured of a high quality and compliant product. This is another step to drive IoT evolution with NB-IoT by reducing the entry barriers for new chipset players entering this cellular IoT segment. 

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 Category-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 with PMU and PA, an advanced digital front-end, physical layer firmware, and a protocol stack (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, and NAS). 

The R&SCMW500 is the universal tester for testing the air interface of wireless devices. The R&S CMW500 can be used in all phases of product development and production and supports all common cellular and non-cellular wireless technologies. 

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