CEVA, a specialist in the field of silicon intellectual property platform solutions and DSP cores, and CellGuide, a leading provider of GNSS solutions, have declared a partnership deal to provide a GPS solution for the CEVA-XC communications processor.
CEVA-XC licensees can include the GPS capability in their processor designs without making any modifications in hardware or increasing the die size by making use of CellGuide’s GPS/GLONASS software IP.
The CEVA-XC is a scalable, high performance, low-power communication DSP built particularly to prevail over severe power consumption, cost constraints and time to market problems, which are encountered during the development of Software Defined Radio multimode solutions.
The CEVA-XC can support multiple air interfaces for different applications such as connectivity, digital broadcast, smart grid and multimode cellular baseband. The processor’s software defined nature helps it to execute the demanding GPS computations totally in software, thereby removing the requirement for a GPS baseband hardware inside any CEVA-XC based SoC design. The software designed by CellGuide is developed for integration into mobile processors and can also operate in tandem with other air interfaces, which permit true SDR modem design.
Boaz EfroniRotman, VP of Sales and Marketing at CellGuide, revealed that the company is happy to collaborate with CEVA and offer the best GPS/GLONASS software to customers who would adopt the CEVA-XC for their cellular baseband processors. This software GPS approach would permit extremely low cost integration of high performance GPS capability into their processor designs without compromising on accuracy, power or performance.
The Vice President, Marketing at CEVA, Eran Briman, commented that they are glad to include CellGuide in their CEVA-XCnet partner program.