CEVA's Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT design has achieved full certification from Deutsche Telekom, one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies.
The certification of the baseband, protocol stack and RF allows Dragonfly NB2 IP licensees to simplify and accelerate NB-IoT chipset certification for use on Deutsche Telekom’s networks around the world.
“Achieving certification from a reputable and stringent operator like Deutsche Telekom is a crucial milestone for the maturity of our DragonFly NB2 solution,” said Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, based in Nice, France
“Licensable, certified NB-IoT solutions play a critical role in the mass adoption of NB-IoT by lowering the cost and entry barriers for semiconductors and OEMs to include cellular LPWAN connectivity in their chip designs," he said. "The Deutsche Telekom operator certification is another major step in our mission to help our LPWAN customers get to market faster with low risk and we look forward to seeing CEVA-powered NB-IoT devices running on Deutsche Telekom’s networks.”
“Deutsche Telekom is pleased to certify CEVA’s Dragonfly NB2 IP solution,” said Uday Patil, Head of IoT Devices at Deutsche Telekom. “The certification of the Dragonfly NB2 platform secures out-of-the-box interoperability and higher connectivity quality for the next generation of modules and devices being developed to operate on our networks. By using Dragonfly NB2, Deutsche Telekom anticipates that licensees can reduce their time-to-market and development costs for a successful deployment, fast-tracking through Deutsche Telekom’s certification process.”
The Dragonfly NB2 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 NB-IoT modem supports advanced power saving techniques such as Extended DRX, PSM, and supports NIDD (Non-IP Data Delivery) communication protocol to improve data and