Silicon Laboratories Deploys CEVA-Teak in GSM/GPRS Phone Chips
AeroFone Utilizes Superior Power to Perform Integrated Baseband Processing
Nov. 1, 2005 01:45 PM
CEVA has announced that Silicon Laboratories has licensed and deployed the CEVA-Teak DSP core in the AeroFONE single-chip phone, the industry’s most integrated, highest performance, easiest-to-use solution for GSM/GPRS handsets.
Existing cellphone IC solutions in the industry integrate some of the standard components that comprise the functionality of a handset, including digital baseband, RF transceiver, logic and analog functions. However, Silicon Laboratories’ breakthrough innovations in chip design and integration has enabled them to take this process one step further, without compromising performance. By additionally integrating the analog baseband, power management unit (PMU), battery interface and charging circuitry into their single-chip phone, Silicon Laboratories has achieved a level of integration that no other solution in the market can match.
Leveraging the superior processing performance and low-power requirements of CEVA-Teak to perform the baseband processing, AeroFONE offers a flexible and scalable platform for entry-level GSM/GPRS handsets without using expensive additional co-processors. The high performance of the AeroFONE single-chip phone also allows handset manufacturers to easily meet the stringent performance requirements of cellular network operators worldwide.
“The entry-level handset chip market is one of the most highly-competitive and high-volume markets in the industry,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, vice president of Silicon Laboratories. “To achieve market penetration requires a solution which delivers exceptional performance with minimal power consumption and at a lowest possible total bill-of-materials. In the AeroFONE single-chip phone, the CEVA-Teak’s low-power and high-performance baseband processing capabilities facilitated the successful inception of this product.”