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    by Published on 04-11-2014 07:00 PM
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    Five years from now, what will be the leading mobile connectivity standard? If you said 4G, please report to the brainwashing remediation center nearest you immediately. 3G is not only here to stay for the long haul, it’s growing – and will quickly become the preferred choice for M2M deployments. ...
    by Published on 03-24-2014 01:00 PM
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    We’re all quite twitterpated with the smartphone. Admittedly, it has taken much of the world by storm, and dominates EDA discussion because of the complex SoCs inside. Feature phones have repeatedly been declared dead, or at least disinteresting, but the numbers tell a different story.

    While Europe and the US enjoy much higher rates, worldwide smartphone penetration is about 39% of mobile users in 2014, according to the ...
    by Published on 02-27-2014 01:51 AM
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    …or Chongquing CYIT Communication Technology Co Ltd. Both of them have recently licensed the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, the latest for its multi-mode wireless baseband chips targeting 4G terminals, including smartphones and tablets (CYIT) and Yamaha to address the need to run increasingly complex voice pre-processing algorithms, advanced audio post-processing, and always-on voice activation, a must-have feature in today's ...
    by Published on 02-23-2014 10:00 AM
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    With a well-chronicled share inside cellular baseband interfaces for mobile devices, one might think that is the entire CEVA story, especially going into Mobile World Congress 2014 this week. MWC is still a phone show, but is becoming more and more about the Internet of Things and wearables, and CEVA and its ecosystem are showing solutions ...
    by Published on 02-07-2014 09:18 AM
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    The future market performance for an IP vendor licensing an IP based on a model with upfront fee plus royalties can be easily and safely evaluated if you look at the first part of revenue: upfront fee. Even if the royalty part is declining, exhibiting a 52% increase (Q4 2013 to Q4 2012) in upfront licensing fee is a promise that the future revenues will also climb. It may takes 12 to 24 months before the IC including the DSP IP core go into full production, then ...
    by Published on 01-21-2014 03:00 PM
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    In our fascination where architecture meets the ideas of Fourier, Nyquist, Reed, Shannon, and others, we almost missed the shift – most digital signal processing isn’t happening on a big piece of silicon called a DSP anymore.

    It didn’t start out that way. General purpose CPUs, which can do almost anything given enough code, time, power, and space, were exposed as less than optimal for DSP ...
    by Published on 01-06-2014 06:44 AM
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    OpenVX is the next open source sample specification to be launched by Khronos group, a consortium building a family of interoperating APIs for portable and power efficient vision processing. If you take a look at the OpenVX participant list, you can check that the major chip makers: Broadcom, Qualcomm, TI, Intel, Nvidia, Renesas, Samsung, ST or Xilinx, as well major IP vendors like ARM or CEVA have joined the Khronos group. Before discussing OpenVX benefits, we may comment this “Why do we NEED ...
    by Published on 12-10-2013 07:05 PM
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    As a full time financial writer/investor, I am always on the lookout for compelling risk/reward opportunities, particularly in small-cap tech. While the world of large-cap tech is generally well understood by the investment/analyst community, smaller cap names are usually under-followed and often misunderstood. One such example of this – and one of my highest conviction stock picks for 2014 – is CEVA Inc., a leading vendor of DSP IP blocks that primarily go into cellular baseband chips (although the company is ...
    by Published on 12-04-2013 09:35 AM
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    I came across an interesting article by Will Strauss which is pretty much the history of DSP in communication chips. Having lived through the early part of the history while I was at VLSI Technology I found it especially interesting.

    At VSLI, our first GSM (2G, i.e. digital not analog air interface) was a 5-chip chipset. The DSP functionality was all hard-coded since I don't think in ...
    by Published on 11-15-2013 08:04 AM
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    In fact KitKat advocates low-power always-on functionality, and this is essential for contextual-awareness. Always-on functionality is saving battery life, which seems to be weird at first: if your phone is always-on you would expect it to consume much power… But always-on goes together with screen-off (the screen is a high source of power consumption) and means that the Application Processor is off or on idle state, but real time location ...

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