CEVA, a licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, announced that it has completed qualification testing of its Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) IP, including all the new optional Bluetooth 5 features using the recognized Ellisys Bluetooth Qualifier (EBQ) Compliance Tester.
This is a major step forward in formally ensuring product compliance and interoperability when considering the more advanced Bluetooth 5 low energy features, including long range, 2-Mbit/s data rate and Advertising Extensions.
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension.
The Ellisys EBQ Bluetooth radio controller test system is mission-critical equipment for the Bluetooth industry, ensuring the highest quality standards for radio controllers by testing stringent corner-cases of link, baseband, and HCI layers. Validated by the Bluetooth Test and Interoperability (BTI) workgroup, the suite of more than 350 extensively verified tests cover all features of Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, and 5.0 with a high quality implementation designed from scratch to run against unmodified radio controllers.