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CEVA And Mindspeed Extend Relationship To Address LTE-Advanced Small Cells

MOUNTAIN VIEW and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Mindspeed, (NASDAQ:MSPD), the leader in system on chip (SoC) solutions for small cells, today announced an extension to their strategic relationship with a Mindspeed license for the CEVA-XC4000 DSP for use in their next-generation LTE-Advanced multi-mode small cell Transcede® SoCs. Mindspeed licensed and deployed the CEVA-X and CEVA-XC DSPs in their previous generation LTE SoCs, which are now in mass deployment with multiple operators.


Mindspeed's first products based on the CEVA-XC4000 are the Transcede T3400 and T4400. These SoCs leverages the 1GHz DSP processing speed and advanced multi-core capabilities of the CEVA-XC4000 to address smart enterprise small cells and metrocells with dual-mode capability, allowing both 3G (either HSPA/HSPA+ or TD-SCDMA) and simultaneous LTE/LTE-Advanced (either LTE FDD or TD-LTE). The CEVA-XC4000 provides the Transcede product line with a powerful software-defined platform, enabling a clear roadmap from 3GPP Release 10 (LTE-A) to Release 12 (LTE-B).

"CEVA and Mindspeed have enjoyed a strong and successful relationship for small cell SoCs, culminating in the first commercial rollout of our LTE products in 2012," said Raouf Y. Halim, Mindspeed's chief executive officer. "By deploying the CEVA-XC4000 DSP in our next-generation multi-mode designs targeting LTE-Advanced networks, we were able to significantly improve the performance and flexibility of the SoC, providing mobile operators with an outstanding solution for cost-effective, high-performance small cells."

"Mindspeed has been at the forefront of small cell innovation with their Transcede product line since its inception, and their latest SoC targeting LTE-Advanced microcells and metrocells continues their strong momentum," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "The T3400 and T4400 leverage our CEVA-XC4000 DSP to enable a software-based architecture for small cells, offering carriers a seamless transition to implement next generation multi-mode  HSPA/LTE/LTE-A networks."

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