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TMCNet:  CEVA and Orca Team to Deliver Bluetooth 4.0 Reference Design

[December 17, 2012]

CEVA and Orca Team to Deliver Bluetooth 4.0 Reference Design

Dec 17, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- CEVA, Inc., a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced a collaboration with Orca Systems, Inc., a provider of Radio Frequency (RF) and Modem Technology, to offer a complete reference design platform for Bluetooth 4.0.



According to a release, the combined offering integrates Orca's Bluetooth Radio with CEVA's Bluetooth 4.0 baseband and software stack IP for a low cost, complete licensable solution ideal for integration into mobile computing and consumer electronic devices. For additional flexibility, Orca's Bluetooth Radio is available both as IP and as discrete chip or die.

Bluetooth 4.0 is the latest generation Bluetooth standard and the new Low Energy protocol within this specification is proving to be the biggest innovation in the Bluetooth market in many years, the companies said. As a result, Bluetooth 4.0 is creating new high volume markets in low power peripheral products for consumer, healthcare, medical and sporting applications.

Aviv Malinovitch, vice president of operations at CEVA, stated: "With the firm adoption of Bluetooth 4.0 by leading smartphone and tablet vendors, there is an abundance of companies looking to integrate Bluetooth 4.0 into their next silicon. CEVA has a strong reputation and proven track record for Bluetooth IP for many years, and through our partnership with Orca, we can offer our customers a complete Bluetooth reference design for those who lack radio technology or wish to accelerate their own radio development." "We are delighted to partner with CEVA to address the Bluetooth 4.0 market," said Guruswami Sridharan, founder and CEO of Orca Systems. "By combining Orca's Bluetooth RF and modem IP with CEVA's baseband and software stack we can quickly accelerate customer's chip developments for both single mode and dual mode applications in this exciting market." More information: www.ceva-dsp.com/Wireless-Handsets.html www.orcasystems.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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