CEVA Bluetooth 5.3 Platform IP Enables New Auracast™ Broadcast Audio to Revolutionize the Shared Audio Experience

Jun 18,2022

CEVA Corporation (NASDAQ: CEVA), a market leader in wireless connectivity, smart sensing and integrated IP solutions, announced that its latest RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5.3 IP family now supports Auracast, a new audio sharing standard. Auracast is the Bluetooth LE Audio broadcast specification announced today by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Auracast Broadcast Audio is designed to revolutionize the shared audio experience, enabling an unlimited number of Auracast receiver-compatible devices (such as TWS earbuds, headphones, hearing aids, and wireless speakers) to simultaneously receive audio broadcasts from one or more Auracast transmitter devices.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) recently released its latest market forecast for 2022. It is expected that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of Bluetooth audio streaming device shipments will reach 7%, reaching 1.8 billion annual shipments by 2026. shipments will triple. The new Auracast Broadcast Audio is part of the Bluetooth LE Audio specification and will open up important new opportunities for innovation, including enabling personal and location-based audio sharing. Potential use cases include audio broadcasts for specific flights at airports, multilingual options in cinemas or museums, and direct broadcast of audio content to hearing aids, providing various accessibility features for the hearing impaired in public spaces.

Tal Shalev, Vice President and General Manager of CEVA's Wireless IoT Business Unit, commented: "We welcome the introduction of the Auracast Broadcast Audio Specification, which will change the way people share audio content in private and public spaces. CEVA has made an outstanding contribution to the evolution of the Bluetooth standard. Contribute and have the honor to license Bluetooth LE and dual-mode technology, including Auracast solutions, to major semiconductor companies and OEMs for a wide variety of applications including wireless headphones, TWS earbuds, hearing aids, smart watches, speakers and microphone."

CEVA is a leading provider of Bluetooth platform IP solutions integrated into SoCs, enabling billions of Bluetooth devices to date. CEVA offers both Bluetooth LE and dual-mode IP platforms, including baseband controllers, radios and a complete software stack, compliant with Bluetooth 5.3, LE Audio and Auracast specifications. To further simplify the development of wireless audio devices, CEVA's Bluebud Bluetooth audio turnkey platform provides a complete wireless audio development experience targeting TWS earbuds, smartwatches, wireless microphones and speaker products. The Bluebud platform combines Bluetooth, audio and sensing IP in a single integrated solution and offers a complete lineup of audio codecs including LC3, (m)SBC, CVSD, AAC, MP3, and speech processing algorithms including ClearVox for noise reduction and echo cancellation, WhisPro for speech recognition, and MotionEngine Hear for spatial audio and motion sensing.

About CEVA Corporation

CEVA is a leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and integrated IP solutions for a smarter, more secure, connected world. We provide digital signal processors, AI engines, wireless platforms, cryptographic cores and companion software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and AI applications. These technologies are available to customers along with our Intrinsix IP integration services to help them solve complex and time-critical IC design projects. Many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, systems companies, and OEMs leverage our technology and chip design skills to develop energy-efficient, smart, secure chips for a variety of end markets including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial, aerospace and defense, and the Internet of Things. connected devices.

Our DSP-based solutions include 5G baseband processing platforms in mobile, IoT and infrastructure; advanced imaging and computer vision for camera devices; audio/voice/voice applications and ultra-low power for multiple IoT markets of always-on/sensing apps. For sensor fusion, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technology provides a broad range of sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit ("IMU") solutions for headsets, wearables, AR/VR, PCs, robotics, remote controls, IoT, and more. Program. For wireless IoT, our Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6/6E (802.11n/ac/ax), Ultra Wideband (UWB), NB-IoT and GNSS platforms are The most widely authorized connection platform in the industry.