WiSig Networks, an IIT Hyderabad incubated company and a developer of 5G wireless products has licensed CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution for the rapid development of a 3GPP Rel.14 compliant eNB-IoT System-on-Chip (SoC).
The SoC will be deployed in systems and products of a leading Indian mobile network operator to enable a range of services such as asset tracking; home, building and industrial automation; smart grid; agriculture; and remote monitoring and control. With nationwide NB-IoT coverage expected in India starting 2020, more than 2 billion IoT devices are forecast to be connected to India’s cellular networks within the next few years.
Dr. Kiran Kuchi, founding director of WiSig Network said, “The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP provides us with a proven and comprehensive solution for our eNB-IoT SoC development, allowing us to fast-track our design and reduce the enormous complexities associated with developing cellular technology.”
Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager – Wireless IoT, CEVA said, “We’re pleased to see innovative companies like WiSig Networks thrive as we transition into the 5G era. With a strong engineering team and our CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP, WiSig is primed to fulfill an important role in the Indian semiconductor industry, delivering a homegrown cellular solution targeting its large mobile market of more than one billion subscribers.”
The CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 IP solution is a modular technology, composed of the CEVA-X1 IoT processor, an optimized RF Transceiver, baseband and a protocol stack to offer a complete Release 14 Cat-NB2 modem IP solution that significantly reduces time-to-market and lowers entry barriers.
It is a fully software-configurable solution and can be extended with multi-constellation GNSS and sensor fusion functionality. The IP includes a reference silicon of the complete modem design, including an optional embedded CMOS RF transceiver and PA, an advanced digital front-end, physical layer firmware, and a protocol stack (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC and NAS).