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Wi-Fi Alliance Okays CEVA’s Wi-Fi 6 IP Platform

Aug. 25, 2020
802.11ax MAC and modem IP is the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 IP to achieve certified status.

In its RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 6 IP platform, CEVA has what’s claimed to be the world’s first Wi-Fi IP to achieve Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 Status from the Wi-Fi Alliance. CEVA offers a complete suite of Wi-Fi 6 IPs, spanning 1x1 20 MHz for low-power IoT devices through MIMO 80/160-MHz Wi-Fi 6 and 6E for higher-end products including smartphones, smart TVs, access points, and wireless infrastructure. CEVA’s Wi-Fi 6 IPs have already been licensed to multiple semiconductor companies and OEMs for upcoming products.

The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification is designed to distinguish Wi-Fi 6 products and networks that meet the highest standards for security and interoperability to deliver exceptional end-user experiences and wireless stability. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 products provide significant capacity, performance, and latency improvements to the entire Wi-Fi ecosystem, while ensuring that solutions from multiple vendors interoperate to help enable greater innovation and opportunity.

The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of IPs and platforms for embedding Wi-Fi connectivity into SoCs/ASSPs, addressing a broad range of applications. These tiny footprint, very low power but high-performance Wi-Fi IPs are compliant with Wi-Fi 6 1x1 & 2x2. They consist of Wi-Fi 6 MAC and Modem, available in both 1x1 SISO and 2x2 MIMO configurations. They're also provided with LMAC (aka thinMAC) for use with Linux/Android mac80211 UMAC, LMAC+UMAC (aka FullMAC), and LMAC+UMAC integrated into FreeRTOS (aka FullyHosted) software protocol stacks.

In addition, the IPs come with an integration-ready processor and OS-agnostic platform, simplifying deployment in SoC/ASSP designs. The Wi-Fi software protocol stacks can be executed on any processor, such as Arm, RISC-V, ARC, Andes, and others. The RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 6 platforms can be used in a standalone single chip or integrated into a bigger SoC such as an application processor, baseband processor, or multi-standard wireless combos.

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