Extreme DSPs for multi-gigabit 5G connectivity

February 23, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Signal processing IP licensor CEVA introduced what the company claims to be the world’s 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, delivering up to 8x performance improvement and consuming 50% less power than its predecessor, the CEVA-XC4500.

Designed to support future wireless standards with peak data rates of up to 20Gbps under ultra-low latency of 1 millisecond, the CEVA-XC12 has a flexible architecture with multiple optional features so 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.