CEVA, Inc., has announced that its RivieraWaves Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) 5.2 platform has achieved Bluetooth SIG Qualification. As the first IP company to receive Bluetooth LE 5.2 qualification, CEVA enables its licensees to reduce their product development risk and so benefit with expedited time-to-market and end-product qualification process.
Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, stated: "Version 5.2 of the standard introduces Isochronous Channels that address the growing demand for higher performance and lower power wireless earbuds and other audio peripherals including headsets, smart speakers and sound bars.”
Isochronous Channels (ISO) over Bluetooth LE is the foundation for LE Audio. Thanks to ISO, which is supported in Version 5.2, several low latency and synchronized channels can be setup to stream audio over Bluetooth LE to several sinks, such as a pair of wireless earbuds. The audio experience is extended thanks to significantly reduced power consumption compared to Classic Audio, and improved audio quality thanks to new LC3 CODEC, complemented by the possibility to stream audio to an unlimited number of devices. The latter, called Audio Sharing, allows people in a public area to grab the audio stream from nearby TVs or monitors.