CEVA, Inc., a semiconductor intellectual property company, headquartered in Mountain View, California, in a recent statement on Friday, December 28, 2018, announced a landmark achievement, as the company’s Bluetooth® SIG qualified RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Mesh IP, which already has been licensed to 10 customers, will be leveraged for an extensive range of use cases and applications.
According to Andrew Zignani, Senior Analyst, ABI Research, Mesh, with its ubiquitous nature, is enabling Bluetooth technologies to be successfully deployed on devices, like smartphones, PCs, and tablets, which will play a key role in the smart home implementations and building automation markets. Today, smart lighting and smart environment control are trending as gateway applications and the scalability, reliability, and security features of Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh are highly valued by system operators.
The company’s RW-BLE-Mesh, which is available with CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy IP, is comprehensive and complementary. Comprehensive in the sense that it 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; and complementary in the senses that it supports multiple roles, such as Relay Node, Low Power Node, Friend Node, and GATT Proxy Server.
According to Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the connectivity business unit at CEVA, the company is extremely pleased with the market endorsement of its Bluetooth® SIG qualified Bluetooth Mesh IP. Mesh which is in high demand, especially with system companies who are listing Mesh support as mandatory in next-gen smart home IoT devices.