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CEVA Introduces World's First Software-Based Super-Resolution Technology for Low Energy Mobile Applications



 CEVA Introduces World's First Software-Based Super-Resolution Technology for
                        Low Energy Mobile Applications

Optimized for CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision platform, new Super-Resolution
algorithm brings PC-equivalent performance to low power devices

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:
CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform
solutions and DSP cores, today introduced the world's first software-based
Super-Resolution (SR) Technology for embedded applications, bringing PC
system-equivalent imaging performance to low power mobile devices. The
Super-Resolution algorithm was developed in-house by CEVA's software
engineering experts and is fully optimized to run in real-time using minimal
processing workload and very low memory bandwidth on the CEVA-MM3101imaging
and vision platform. For example, in a 28nm process, the CEVA-MM3101 processor
is able to take four 5MPixel images and fuse them into a single
high-resolution 20MPixel image in a fraction of a second, while consuming less
than 30mW.

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CEVA's Super-Resolution algorithm enables the creation of high resolution
images using low resolution image sensors and allows high-quality digital zoom
in real-time on mobile devices. Traditionally, such applications were only
available on PC systems, limited to offline processing of pre-captured images.
The Super-Resolution algorithms were developed and optimized specifically for
the CEVA-MM3101, using CEVA's advanced Compiler technology and the CEVA-CV
library functions. In addition, utilizing low resolution image sensors to
perform these functions can result in significant cost savings for the end
device, and enables systems manufacturers and OEMs to bring these advanced
capabilities to any device.

Jeff Bier, founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance (www.Embedded-Vision.com),
commented: "Smartphones are the most commonly used devices for capturing still
images and video, but the slim form factor of these devices places severe
limitations on the quality of captured images. CEVA's Super-Resolution
algorithm, coupled with the CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision processor, is an
excellent example of how clever computer vision algorithms can be combined
with optimized processor architectures to overcome physical limitations of
imaging systems."

Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA commented: "Our new
Super-Resolution algorithm for the CEVA-MM3101 platform marks the first time
that this technology is available in software for embedded applications. It is
a testament to both the expertise of our highly skilled software engineers and
to the low power capabilities of our CEVA-MM3101 platform, which comprises the
hardware platform together with optimized algorithms, software components,
kernel libraries, software multimedia framework and a complete development
environment. We continue to lead the industry in the embedded imaging and
vision domain and the addition of this latest high performance software
component to our platform furthers illustrates the strength of our IP
portfolio for advanced multimedia applications."

The CEVA-MM3101 offers SoC designers an unrivalled IP platform for integrating
advanced imaging and vision capabilities into any device. Coupled with CEVA's
internally developed computational photography and imaging expert algorithms
such as dynamic range correction (DRC), color enhancement, digital image
stabilizer and now Super-Resolution, CEVA's customers are equipped with a full
development platform for image enhancement and computer vision applications
for any end market, including mobile, home and automotive. The development
platform also incorporates CEVA-CV™, CEVA's comprehensive computer vision
library with more than 600 of the most commonly used vision functions, CEVA's
Natural User Interface (NUI) partner software ecosystem, software development
tools, hardware development kits and the new AMF™ low energy Android
Multimedia Framework. For more information,
visit www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-MM3101.html.

CEVA will present and demonstrate its Super-Resolution technology at the
Embedded Vision Summit on April 25, 2013 at the San Jose Convention Center.

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 more than 1 billion devices,
powering smartphones from many of the world's leading OEMs, including HTC,
Huawei, Lenovo, 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.

Website: http://www.ceva-dsp.com
Contact: CEVA, Richard Kingston, CEVA, Inc., 650-417-7976,
richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; or Mike Sottak, Wired Island, Ltd.,
408-876-4418, mike@wiredislandpr.com
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