CEVA Extends SATA/SAS Portfolio With SAS-3 IP 12Gbps SAS-3 Controller targets Enterprise Server and SSD markets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced the availability of its 12Gbps Serial Attached SCSI (SAS-3) Controller IP for licensing. With advanced performance and reliability features, CEVA's SAS-3 IP can enable customers to design best-in-class next generation enterprise storage products in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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SAS-3 is the third generation of the Serial Attached SCSI interface, a robust, high performance serial storage interconnect which is widely favored in Enterprise applications. Driven by the increasing performance capability of storage devices which are already saturating the 6Gbps line rate of SAS-2, designers are eager to adopt 12Gbps SAS-3. With more than a decade of experience in designing and licensing SATA and SAS technology to many of the world's leading storage solution providers, CEVA has  leveraged this expertise to deliver a comprehensive controller IP solution for 12Gbps SAS IP.

"Our latest SAS-3 IP affirms our commitment and unique expertise in the SAS controller space," said Aviv Malinovitch, Vice President, Operations and General Manager of the Communications Division at CEVA. "Our previous generations of SATA/SAS technology achieved significant market success, deployed in millions of devices to date. Our SAS-3 IP builds on this success and early customer engagements with leading industry players have provided excellent feedback, both in relation to the comprehensive feature set of our IP and the expert support that we provide."

CEVA-SAS-3 Controller IP
CEVA's SAS Controller IP provides a comprehensive solution with advanced features including SCSI SBC-2 End-to-End Protection (DIF), powerful full duplex DMA supporting Scatter/Gather operation with a flexible AMBA AXI interface, narrow and wide port support plus multiple optimizations for maximizing IOPS in both Initiator and Target (SSD) applications. The IP contains a Phy Control Layer which implements the state machines required for SNW4 and 12Gbps link training sequences. This flexible interface layer simplifies integration with 3rd party or customer's SAS Phy.  Further, CEVA can provide an integrated solution with a number of leading Phy IP partners. In addition to ASIC/ASSP silicon deployment, the IP is also suitable for implementation in leading Xilinx / Altera FPGAs, employing the Phy embedded therein.

Additional information about CEVA's SATA and SAS Controller IP can be found at http://www.ceva-dsp.com/Storage

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (vision, imaging and HD audio), voice processing, Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2012, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1.1 billion devices, powering smartphones from many of the world's leading OEMs, including HTC, Huawei, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, TCL and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at www.twitter.com/cevadsp.

SOURCE CEVA, Inc.



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