CEVA Extends SATA/SAS Portfolio With SAS-3 IP

                CEVA Extends SATA/SAS Portfolio With SAS-3 IP

12Gbps SAS-3 Controller targets Enterprise Server and SSD markets

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 23, 2013

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 3^rd 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.

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