The release of CEVA-Dragonfly NB2, the world's first licensable Release 14 compliant Evolved Node B Internet of Things (eNB-IoT) solution, has been announced by CEVA, Inc. The successor to the popular CEVA-Dragonfly NB1 solution will target the fast-growing NB-IoT market.
According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, the forecast for cellular IoT connections has increased dramatically, almost doubling to around 3.5 billion connections by 2023. This has been catalyzed by large-scale deployments in China and increasing interest in eNB-IoT and Cat-M1 cellular IoT standards.
CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 is a highly-integrated and modular solution optimized for Cat-NB2 (3GPP Release 14 eNB-IoT) that can be seamlessly incorporated into chips and modules by companies looking to tap into the large and fast-growing cellular IoT space.
Michael Boukaya, vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit at CEVA, stated, "With the introduction of CEVA-Dragonfly NB2, we have built on the considerable success we achieved with our first generation solution, and delivered a unique, silicon-proven eNB-IoT Release 14 solution for our customers that is unprecedented in terms of system completeness, performance and power efficiency.
"Moreover, the option of power-optimized GNSS, voice and sensing capabilities vastly increases the breadth of use cases our customers can address with this licensable solution," Boukaya added.