Goodix Licenses and Deploys CEVA Bluetooth Low Energy IP in SoCs Targeting Connected Devices

February 24 2020, 01:10
CEVA announced that Goodix Technology has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy IP in its GR551x series of Bluetooth low energy System-on-Chip (SoCs). The GR551x series is designed to help users develop low-power Bluetooth-based products including smart mobile devices, wearables, and connected applications. Goodix just acquired NXP’s Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) business.

Leveraging CEVA’s Bluetooth low energy IP, the GR551x series delivers Goodix’s high standard of product performance and quality, and has achieved comprehensive industry-leading performances in terms of RF, integration, and safety. CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive connectivity solutions, combining a hardware baseband controller with a feature-rich software protocol stack. All the latest features of Bluetooth are supported. With more than 2 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs.

“We are delighted to announce Goodix as a licensee for our Bluetooth low energy IP,” says Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “Goodix is a household name in the mobile industry and we’re proud to be their partner for Bluetooth IP as they continue their strategic expansion into broad IoT markets.”

Goodix Technology has completed the acquisition of Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) of NXP, as of February 2020. With the acquisition, Goodix gained an industry-leading R&D team and predominant patented technologies in the audio field, allowing the company to offer a comprehensive product portfolio of development solutions for the mobile and consumer electronics industry.
Goodix demonstration at the Bluetooth LE Audio Launch Media Event hosted by Bluetooth SIG (Bluetooth Special Interest Group) during CES 2020.
The company showcased its latest Bluetooth LE audio solution for TWS (True Wireless Stereo) applications at the Bluetooth LE Audio Launch Media Event hosted by Bluetooth SIG (Bluetooth Special Interest Group) during CES 2020. As a joint effort with OnePlus, Goodix’s demo showed a Bluetooth 5.1 compliant solutions with support for the next-generation of Bluetooth LE ISOC (isochronous) architecture, delivering high quality wireless audio performances. The solution is designed to help manufacturers develop a new generation of ultra-low power and feature-rich TWS wireless earbuds with the latest Bluetooth LE audio technologies.
As a future-proof innovative solution for the TWS market, Goodix’s Bluetooth LE audio solution not only stands out with its ultra-low power consumption, but also achieves a variety of differentiating functions with Goodix’s proprietary software algorithms: wireless multi-connection, quick identification and match, time synchronization between left and right earbuds; and greatly improved downlink latency. It delivers premium audio experiences by supporting the new high-quality LC3 audio codec and audio sharing, part of the newly released Bluetooth LE audio standard framework. 

The Goodix demo also integrated an ultra-low power and compact-sized 2-in-1 capacitive solution of in-ear detection (IED) and touch control, allowing earbuds to automatically detect wearing statuses, single/double-tap recognitions, and up/down swipe detections for music playback control on the earbuds.
Goodix Technology is an integrated solution provider for applications based on IC design and software development. The company has supported development projects for Huawei, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Nokia, Dell, HP, LG, ASUS, etc., and is recognized as the largest biometric authentication solution provider for Android devices in the global market. 
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