24 May 2022

A licence for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP Platforms for IoT Connectivity

Beijing Winner Microelectronics (Winner Micro), a supplier of wireless communications chips for the IoT, has licensed the RivieraWaves BLE5 and Wi-Fi 6 IP platforms from from CEVA, licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and integrated IP, for its next generation of wireless connectivity System-on-a-Chip (SoC). These target IoT markets including smart homes, medical monitoring, video surveillance, and industrial applications.

“CEVA’s track record in developing robust, fully-featured Bluetooth and Wi-Fi platform IPs is unrivalled,” said Li Qing, CEO of Winner Micro. “Licensing their RivieraWaves BLE5 and Wi-Fi 6 IPs enables us to accelerate the development of our next generation of IoT SoCs and MCUs and meet the incredible demand for IoT connectivity chips across the IoT landscape.”

“CEVA is delighted to add an innovative company like Winner Micro to its list of customers for the RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi platforms,” said Tal Shalev, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “Winner Micro has a long and successful track record in delivering high-quality connectivity SoCs to the market, and our latest generation connectivity platforms will help them to continue this legacy.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IP platforms integrate Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi connectivity into any IC or SoC design. 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 (for Bluetooth) or various partners’ RF IP (for Bluetooth or Wi-Fi), enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. With more than 3 billion CEVA-powered Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth and Wi-Fi IPs are widely deployed in consumer, smart home, industrial and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs.

Beijing Winner Microelectronics (Winner Micro) is a professional IC design company, focusing on specific wireless communications chips and solutions in the Internet of Things field. The products are mainly used in smart home, health care, wireless video & audio, industrial applications and other fields. The company was recently named on the prestigious EETimes List of 100 Emerging Companies to Watch.

Company info: CEVA