Communications

Bluetooth dual mode 5.2 platform gains SIG qualification

10th May 2021
Alex Lynn

CEVA has announced that its RivieraWaves Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.2 Platform has achieved Bluetooth SIG Qualification. Supporting both the widely adopted Bluetooth Classic Audio and the latest features for the next generation Bluetooth LE Audio, licensees can use the RivieraWaves Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.2 Platform for their next-generation designs for TWS earbuds, smart watches, smart speakers and other Bluetooth-enabled audio products.

Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA, stated: "Bluetooth Dual Mode remains the de facto consumer wireless audio transmission standard, and we have enjoyed tremendous traction with our customers with more than fifteen licensees for this latest 5.2 version alone.

“Together with our unique portfolio of DSP-based audio and motion sensing IPs including the recently announced Bluebud wireless audio platform, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth Dual Mode 5.2 Platform helps our customers expedite their flexible and differentiated wireless audio IC designs for booming markets such as TWS earbuds.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists 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 the latest features of Bluetooth are supported, including Isochronous Channels for LE Audio, Direction Finding (AoA/AoD), Randomised Advertising Channel Indexing, Periodic Advertising Sync Transfer, GATT Caching and other enhancements. With more than 2.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the 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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