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The CEVA-XC12 is purpose-built from the ground up to solve the most critical challenges of efficiently implementing 5G, LTE-A Pro, MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and other multi-gigabit modems. Thanks to its flexible architecture with multiple optional features, the CEVA-XC12 can be custom configured and scaled to address a wide range of applications, including cloud RAN, macro cells, small cells, advanced and centralized access points, eMBB smartphones and other terminals The fifth generation of the widely licensed CEVA-XC architecture, the CEVA-XC12 is optimized for the most advanced multi-Gigabit communication applications. The CEVA-XC12 delivers the most powerful vector capabilities for data plane processing together with a high performance scalar engine for the most demanding control plane processing required to support multi-RAT and massive number of users.


  • Optimized for wireless applications and offering an extensive instruction set optimized for a wide range of communication standards to enable software-defined modem implementation
  • Optimized to address the processing requirements for a wide range of next generation wireless applications
  • Enables very high speed for extreme use cases
  • Offers optimal performance to different communication markets requiring high processing capabilities
  • Meets the needs of advanced wireless applications where systems need to offer high flexibility and offload multi-core and accelerators from the DSP. Dedicated inter-core interface designed for ultra-low latency
  • Delivers exceptional power efficiency, while maintaining software
  • Smooth C-level software development and easy integration into the target SoC reduces risk and time-to-marketflexibility
  • Additional software components can be easily developed or licensed through CEVA s partners
  • Significantly accelerates multi-mode modem design


  • Wireless eNodeB Cells Baseband Processing -Scalable from Femto and Small Cells all the way to Macro Cells and Cloud RAN -Supporting: 5G NR, Verizon 5GTF, LTE-Advanced Pro, LAA, LWA, LTE-A, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi 802.11ax/ac/ad, and more
  • Carrier Wi-Fi Access Points -Supports: Wi-Fi 802.11ax/ac/ad/n with 8x8 MU-MIMO up to 10Gbps
  • Enterprise Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-Cellular LTE Offload -Addressing Wi-Fi 802.11ax/ac/ad AP and LTE-A Pro Small-Cells with LAA and LWA supporting up to 8x8 MIMO delivering up to 10 Gbps
  • Wireline Modem -G.Fast, DSL, VDSL-2, DOCSIS 3.1, and more
  • Remote Radio Heads (RRH) -Targeting digital front-end processing -Handling advanced DSP functions including: Digital Pre-distortion (DPD), Up/down sampling Filters, Up/ down conversion, Quadrature Modulation Correction, DC Offset Corrector, Carrier Frequency Offset Corrector and more
  • Wireless Backhaul -Wideband spectrum point-2-point wireless communication supporting up to 4096 QAM -Targeting digital front-end processing
  • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Terminals -xDSL and Cable replacement for Homes, SoHo, Enterprise -Supporting: 5G NR, Verizon 5GTF, LTE-Advanced Pro, LTE-A
  • Mobile Wireless Terminals -eMBB Handsets, Smartphones, Tablets, data cards, etc. -Supporting: 5G NR, LTE-A Pro, LTE-Advanced, LTE-A, HSPA/+, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, and legacy GSM/GPRS/EDGE

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Market SegmentCommunication


  • Fully programmable DSP architecture incorporating a unique mix of VLIW and Vector capabilities using a combination of computational units: -Vector Communication Unit -Scalar Computation Unit
  • Highly powerful vector processor supporting fixed and floating point operations -920 Vector GOPS
  • High performance architecture -1.8GHz @ 10nm process -128 fixed-point MACs -Variable 16/32-bit instructions -14-Stage pipeline
  • A scalable processor architecture applicable to a wide variety of markets and devices
  • Comprehensive multicore support -Streaming interface -Fully featured data cache -HW support for cache coherency -System interconnect with automated management -Dynamic scheduling support
  • Optimal hardware-software partitioning via a mix of vector DSP and hardware accelerators
  • Easy software development -Advanced IDE -Optimizing C compiler with Vec-C support (dedicated support for vector processors) -Cycle-accurate simulation and graphical profiling of the entire DSP sub-system -RTOS -Smooth migration path from off the-shelf ASSPs -MATLAB bi-directional connectivity (optional)
  • Open architecture and standardized APIs
  • Complete set of optimized communication libraries including: 5G NR, V5GTF, LTE-Advanced Pro, LTE, NB-IoT, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, Wi-Fi 11ax, Wi-Fi 11ac, Wi-Fi 11n

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