Bluetooth 5 dual mode is the latest version of the ubiquitous Bluetooth standard. It concurrently couples all the latest Bluetooth 5 low energy features such as LE 2Mbps, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension, together with the classic Bluetooth BR/EDR operation. Bluetooth 5 dual mode products can therefore benefit from the latest low power features while being fully interoperable with the billions of existing Bluetooth products, with full support for high quality audio, a key feature of many Bluetooth products.
ASR Microelectronics is a based semiconductor company, with a diverse product portfolio of wireless technologies. Founded in April 2015, ASR is headquartered in Shanghai, China, with R&D centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Hefei, USA and Korea, and with a technical support center in Shenzhen. In May 2017, ASR completed the acquisition of the Marvell MBU (Mobile Business Unit).
Vincent Tai, CEO of ASR, commented: "CEVA is a key partner to ASR, providing us with leading-edge technology that allows us to develop best-in-class products. The RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 dual mode IP ensures we can incorporate the latest Bluetooth features into our chip designs, and stay ahead of the competition.”
Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA, commented: “Bluetooth Low Energy continues to evolve, with an array of exciting new features, but for audio applications and general compatibility with existing Bluetooth devices, classic Bluetooth remains a must-have. We are proud to offer the best of both worlds with our RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 Dual Mode IP and excited to see the innovative products our customers develop with it.”
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IPs and platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each IP 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 Bluetooth PHY (modem and 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.
Widely adopted with different processor subsystems, CEVA also offers RISC-V based fully integrated platforms. With more than 1 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables.