ITRI Selects CEVA-XC DSP for 4G Small Cell Base Stations

Leading Taiwanese research center chooses industry proven processor for software-defined radio eNodeB platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, announced today that ITRI, the award-winning Taiwanese research and development organization, has selected the  CEVA-XC DSP for the development of its new 4G small cell base station platform.

ITRI small cell projects are funded from the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economy Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan. The MOEA spares no effort to construct the small cell key components and improve the international competitiveness of related Taiwanese network communication supply chain. ITRI will deploy the CEVA-XC to enable a Software-Defined Radio (SDR) baseband architecture for its small cell platform which provides a 3GPP release 10 compliant LTE Access Point (AP) solution integrating the core functions of baseband signal processing, RF front-end circuit and software protocols. The CEVA-XC is already widely deployed in communications infrastructure applications, with multiple designs for macro cells and small cells.

Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA, commented: "ITRI seeks out the best technologies and applies them to create innovative, practical solutions to real world issues. We are honored that ITRI has selected the CEVA-XC DSP processor to underpin its latest base station technology development."

The CEVA-XC DSP is a scalable multimode communications processor architecture for advanced wireless applications. It features powerful vector capabilities alongside a general computation engine, enabling it to deliver the combination of performance and flexibility demanded by next-generation communications applications such as wireless infrastructure, small cells, home networking, smart grid and terminals. For more information, visit

About ITRI 
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is one of the world's leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a vital role in transforming Taiwan's industries from labor-intensive into technology-oriented. It focuses on the fields of Smart Living, Quality Health, and Sustainable Environment.

Over the years, ITRI has cultivated more than 140 CEOs and incubated over 260 innovative companies, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in Taiwan, ITRI has branch offices in Silicon Valley, TokyoBerlinMoscow and Eindhoven in an effort to extend its R&D scope and promote opportunities for international cooperation around the world. For more information, please visit

About  Information and Communications Research Laboratories /  ITRI

The Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) is one Lab of ITRI which has been focusing on wireless/mobile communications, smart endpoints and cloud applications/ services in recent years.  In the wireless/mobile communication domain, we have 4G/5G (LTE/LTE-A/LTE-A Pro) projects and self-developed technologies including baseband signal processing, higher layer protocols and system software. A 4G LTE small cell prototype platform (UDcell) for ultra-dense network small cell deployments had been demonstrated in MWC 2015. Currently, we are developing enhanced technologies such as CA (R10), Dual-connectivity (R12), LWA/LAA (R13) and further 5G features such as new coding/modulation/waveform, multi-cell coordination, cell splitting and virtualization, massive MIMO, mmWave, IoT applications, etc.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, computer vision and computational photography for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry's most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac up to 4x4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at

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