NetworkingCeva Joins Arm Total Design to Accelerate Development of End-to-End 5G SoCs for Infrastructure and NTN Satellites

MWC Barcelona 2024 – Ceva, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon and software IP that enables Smart Edge devices to connect, sense and infer data more reliably and efficiently, announced today that it has joined Arm Total Design, with the aim of accelerating the development of end-to-end 5G custom SoCs based on Arm® Neoverse Compute Subsystems (CSS) and the Ceva PentaG-RAN 5G platform, for wireless infrastructure including 5G base stations, Open RAN equipment and 5G non-terrestrial-networks (NTN) satellites.

Neoverse CSS are optimized, integrated and verified platforms which enable custom silicon designs at lower cost and a faster time-to-market. When integrated with Ceva PentaG-RAN, a comprehensive 5G DSP baseband platform, the joint offering delivers the compute performance required for the most processor-intensive 5G workloads, including beamforming and channel estimation, while significantly reducing the complexity and time-to-market for companies looking to develop chips and chiplets for emerging 5G use cases.

“Arm Total Design enables a new era of innovation and collaboration on Neoverse CSS, empowering the ecosystem built around Arm to design custom silicon optimized for any application,” said Eddie Ramirez, vice president of go-to-market, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “Ceva brings unique expertise in cellular baseband processing, and our joint customers will benefit from this collaboration to accelerate their 5G SoC and chiplet designs, while lowering their risk and costs in the process.”

“As the leading licensor of IP that wirelessly connects the IoT universe, joining Arm Total Design provides our mutual customers with a simplified path to develop leading-edge 5G silicon and chiplets,” said Guy Keshet, vice president and general manager, Mobile Broadband Business Unit, Ceva. “The Neoverse compute subsystem incorporating our Ceva PentaG-RAN 5G platform delivers a compelling solution to the market, lowering the entry barriers for companies looking to address new 5G markets like Open RAN and 5G NTN satellite networks.”

PentaG-RAN provides a groundbreaking platform for a complete L1 PHY (physical layer 1) solution with optimal hardware/software partitioning, incorporating powerful vector DSPs, PHY control DSPs, flexible 5G hardware accelerators and other specialized components required for modem processing chains. It delivers up to 10X savings in power and area compared to available FPGA and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) CPU based alternatives. The Ceva PentaG-RAN platform is RF front-end agnostic, ensuring it can be utilized for the development of 5G systems targeting mmWave and sub-6-GHz networks. For more information, visit


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