Advanced communication DSP for multi-gigabit connectivity

February 23, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
CEVA has introduced the most advanced communication DSP to meet the extreme performance requirements of multi-gigabit class modems. The CEVA-XC12 is purpose-built from the ground up to solve the most critical challenges of efficiently implementing 5G, gigabit LTE, MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and other multi-gigabit modems.

Already licensed to a leading wireless OEM, the CEVA-XC12 delivers up to 8x performance improvement and consumes 50% less power than its predecessor, the CEVA-XC4500, for a complete 5G baseband modem.

Technologies designed for wireless standards such as 5G will be capable of delivering a peak data rate of up to 20 Gbps under ultra-low latency of 1 millisecond. This is achieved utilizing innovative and extremely complex processing techniques such as Massive-MIMO and advanced 3D dynamic beamforming. DSP processors deployed for today’s LTE-Advanced Pro and multi-gigabit wireless standards are simply not capable of efficiently delivering the speed, latency and overall DSP performance required to address the massive technology leap to 5G.

The CEVA-XC12 is the industry’s first DSP architecture offering the raw performance and power efficiency that is fundamental to the success of multi-gigabit class modems. Thanks to its flexible architecture with multiple optional features, it can be custom configured and scaled to address a wide range of applications. This includes smartphones and other terminals, advanced and centralized access points, small cells, macro cells and cloud RAN (C-RAN). It supports the full gamut of 5G use cases and deployment scenarios, from 80 GHz mmWave down to 450 MHz spectrum bands. In addition to 5G, CEVA-XC12 is well-suited for the design of LTE-Advanced Pro Evolution, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), MulteFire carrier aggregation and LWA (LTE/Wi-Fi Aggregation), cellular V2X, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, WiGig 802.11ad, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems.