CEVA (News - Alert), a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, announced a minority equity investment in Antcor. CEVA provides software-based intellectual property for Wi-Fi in handsets, machine-to-machine (M2M), and small cells.
In a release Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA, said, “The CEVA-XC ecosystem will now include the most advanced Wi-Fi standards available. Antcor’s (News - Alert) software-based Wi-Fi approach has enabled them to deliver the optimal solution to address the performance, cost and flexibility issues inherent with current hardwired Wi-Fi designs, besides supporting additional wireless and communication standards in software on the same platform.”
Antcor is expected to develop its Wi-Fi 802.11ac software around the CEVA-XC DSP architecture framework. This will help CEVA customers to license a complete and optimized software-based Wi-Fi solution.
Officials explained that Antcor’s software IP can be leveraged where Wi-Fi radio is used with other air interfaces such as LTE (News - Alert)-Advanced, HSPA+, TV broadcasting, Bluetooth, GNSS and smart home networks.
Also, customers can deal with numerous product types as Antcor’s Wi-Fi IP offering is a highly scalable solution. The product categories cover wireless terminals, advanced access points and wireless infrastructure equipment besides several others.
Antcor’s IP is licensed with a complete verification and simulation toolbox besides encompassing both PHY and MAC layers. This will help licensees to further differentiate their end product, said officials.
Costas Meimetis, CEO at Antcor, said, “Antcor is a pioneer in software-defined Wi-Fi IP, bringing years of experience in Wi-Fi and OFDM technologies. The combination of the CEVA-XC DSP, CEVA’s Wi-Fi software libraries and silicon-based software development kit perfectly complements our market-proven Wi-Fi IP.”
The companies will synergize efforts to provide a cost-effective, multi-standard communications solution which integrates Wi-Fi, LTE-Advanced and other wireless technologies on a single platform, Meimetis added.
In June 2012, CEVA and eyeSight (News - Alert) Mobile Technologies, specializing in touch-free interfaces, announced the availability of an optimized software-based gesture recognition solution for the CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision platform.
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