CEVA, Inc., has announced that its Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT IP, which includes baseband, protocol stack and RF, has achieved full certification from Deutsche Telekom, one of the leading integrated telecommunications companies. The monumental milestone ensures that Dragonfly NB2 IP licensees can significantly simplify and accelerate their NB-IoT chipset certification for use on Deutsche Telekom’s networks around the world.
CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is the most cost- and power-efficient IP product in the market today for including NB-IoT connectivity in IoT chip designs. This fully-featured licensable IP includes modem DSP, baseband, embedded RF and power management together with on-chip SRAM and Flash memories within a highly integrated System-on-Chip (SOC) architecture. The modem firmware is compliant with 3GPP Release 14, Category-NB2, and the platform is ready to support release 15 via a firmware upgrade.
To maximize battery life, the modem supports advanced power saving techniques such as Extended DRX, PSM, and supports NIDD (Non-IP Data Delivery) communication protocol to improve data and power efficiency for low throughput devices. CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 also integrates an innovative multi-constellation GNSS solution to address the growing need of asset tracking in a low-cost form factor.