Posted: February 20, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 — CEVA and Mindspeed, today announced an extension to their strategic relationship with a Mindspeed license for the CEVA-XC4000 DSP for use in their next-generation LTE-Advanced multi-mode small cellTranscede® SoCs. Mindspeed licensed and deployed the CEVA-X and CEVA-XC DSPs in their previous generation LTE SoCs, which are now in mass deployment with multiple operators.

Mindspeed’s first products based on the CEVA-XC4000 are the Transcede T3400 and T4400. These SoCs leverages the 1GHz DSP processing speed and advanced multi-core capabilities of the CEVA-XC4000 to address smart enterprise small cells and metrocells with dual-mode capability, allowing both 3G (either HSPA/HSPA+ or TD-SCDMA) and simultaneous LTE/LTE-Advanced (either LTE FDD or TD-LTE). The CEVA-XC4000 provides the Transcede product line with a powerful software-defined platform, enabling a clear roadmap from 3GPP Release 10 (LTE-A) to Release 12 (LTE-B).

“CEVA and Mindspeed have enjoyed a strong and successful relationship for small cell SoCs, culminating in the first commercial rollout of our LTE products in 2012,” said Raouf Y. Halim , Mindspeed’s chief executive officer. “By deploying the CEVA-XC4000 DSP in our next-generation multi-mode designs targeting LTE-Advanced networks, we were able to significantly improve the performance and flexibility of the SoC, providing mobile operators with an outstanding solution for cost-effective, high-performance small cells.”

“Mindspeed has been at the forefront of small cell innovation with their Transcede product line since its inception, and their latest SoC targeting LTE-Advanced microcells and metrocells continues their strong momentum,” said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. “The T3400 and T4400 leverage our CEVA-XC4000 DSP to enable a software-based architecture for small cells, offering carriers a seamless transition to implement next generation multi-mode  HSPA/LTE/LTE-A networks.”

The CEVA-XC4000 utilizes an innovative instruction set to enable highly complex, software-based baseband processing, addressing advanced communication standards such as LTE-Advanced and Wi-Fi 802.11ac 4×4. The architecture integrates a range of features specifically designed to address base station application requirements offering strong support for high-dimension MIMO and high-precision support, and advanced support for DSP offloading to dedicated pre-optimized tightly coupled co-processor units. The architecture also includes specialized multi-core features such as advanced data traffic management, fast system interconnect support for easy integration of DSP clusters and native connectivity with ARM® processors, and is complemented by a complete set of baseband libraries and an advanced C-compiler, enabling full processor utilization from C level, simplifying software development.

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