Bluetooth 5.1 IP supports direction finding using AoA, AoD

Bluetooth 5.1 IP supports direction finding using AoA, AoD

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By Rich Pell

Available in both Bluetooth Dual Mode and Bluetooth Low Energy versions, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5.1 IP supports direction finding via angle of arrival (AoA) and angle of departure (AoD) for enhanced location and indoor positioning services. With the ratification of the Bluetooth 5.1 standard, which now includes direction finding using AoA and AoD, Bluetooth offers a location service solution with centimeter-level accuracy.

“We congratulate the Bluetooth SIG on the release of the Bluetooth 5.1 specification,” says Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of CEVA’s Connectivity business unit. “We see a strong interest from our customer base in accurate indoor positioning and asset tracking, and have already signed multiple license agreements for our latest Bluetooth 5.1 IP.”

Mark Powell, Bluetooth SIG executive director adds, “The Bluetooth community continues to find ways to meet evolving market needs and open new opportunities. “The addition of Bluetooth direction finding demonstrates this commitment to drive innovation and support the incredible growth opportunity within the location services market.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms consist 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 or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5.1 features are supported.

The company’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids, and other wearables.


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