Tenth design win for SIG qualified Bluetooth Mesh IP

4th January 2019
Alex Lynn

Licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, CEVA, has announced that its Bluetooth SIG qualified RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Mesh IP has achieved a significant milestone, having already been licensed to ten customers who are targeting a wide range of use cases and applications leveraging the Mesh Profile Specification.

“Mesh is enabling Bluetooth to successfully build on its ubiquitous nature in smartphones, PCs and tablets to become a key technology in the smart home and building automation markets” said Andrew Zignani, Senior Analyst, ABI Research. “Smart lighting and smart environment control are proving to be the gateway applications and system operators value the scalability, reliability, and security of Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh.”

CEVA’s RW-BLE-Mesh is a comprehensive and complementary mesh software stack which is available with CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy IP. It reportedly provides all the necessary layers per the Mesh Profile Specification, including Advertising and GATT Bearers, Network Layer, Transport Layer, Access Layer, and Foundation Models Layer. Multiple roles are supported, such as Relay Node, Low Power Node, Friend Node and GATT Proxy Server.

Aviv Malinovitch, Vice President and general Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA, added: “We are extremely pleased with the market endorsement of our qualified Bluetooth Mesh IP. Mesh is proving to be an in-demand feature, especially with system companies listing Mesh support as mandatory in next generation smart home IoT devices. Our customers value the seamless integration with our market-leading Bluetooth low energy IP.”

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