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AIC Semiconductor Licenses CEVA’s WiFi 6 IP for IoT Connectivity


CEVA has announced that AIC Semiconductor (AIC), a new China-based fabless company focused on the IoT market has licensed CEVA’s RivieraWaves 802.11ax WiFi 6 IP for a low power System-on-Chip (SoC).

“The latest 802.11ax 1×1 WiFi 6 implementation offers outstanding efficiency in terms of low power connectivity for IoT applications,” said Chief Engineer at AIC Semiconductor. “Licensing the RivieraWaves RW-11ax 1×1 WiFi 6 IP enables us to fast-track our chip design for the burgeoning IoT space, with leading edge IP and CEVA’s excellent technical support.”

“It is a pleasure to announce AIC as a licensee for our WiFi 6 IP,” added Ange Aznar, vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA. “The performance benefits that 802.11ax WiFi 6 offers over previous generations of the standard is exemplified in low power IoT use cases and AIC is primed to address this with a compelling product offering based on our best-in-class IP.”

CEVA’s RivieraWaves WiFi IP family offers a comprehensive suite of platforms for embedding WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi 4), 802.11ac (WiFi 5) or 802.11ax (WiFi 6) into station and access point SoCs/ASSPs, and is offered pre-integrated with popular operating systems including FreeRTOS and AliOS Things.

Optimized implementations are available targeting a broad range of connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, consumer electronics, smart home, industrial and automotive applications.

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