BLE SoC Architecture and System Design * RF transceiver architecture design for low cost, low power and high performance * Optimized digital baseband architecture for increased range and data throughput * System and modules specifications definition BLE Modules IP * Initial version RF transceiver IP design in terms of circuit schematic, netlist, simulation and layout * Initial version digital baseband IP in terms of algorithm, simulation platform and RTL code * Initial version analog and digital peripherals IP in terms of circuit schematic / RTL code, netlist, simulation and layout * Refined RF transceiver IP in terms of circuit schematic, netlist, simulation and layout * Refined digital baseband IP in terms of algorithm, simulation platform and RTL code * Refined analog and digital peripherals IP in terms of circuit schematic / RTL code, netlist, simulation and layout BLE SoC * Initial version of BLE 5 SoC engineering samples and evaluation boards * Refined version of BLE 5 SoC engineering samples and evaluation boards Reference Design * Reference design for the BLE 5 SoC
CEC Huada Electronic Design Co., Ltd.
Bluetooth 5 is a significant update to the Bluetooth Core Specification delivering critical new features and benefits for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). According to IndustryARC, BLE enabled devices shipments is expected to reach 8.4 billion units by 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 29%. With increased range, speed and broadcast messaging capacity, Bluetooth 5 opens up a new world of possibilities and makes it an ideal short-range wireless technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). In this full project, critical and innovative technologies will be developed in RF transceiver, digital baseband as well as other IPs to meet the target performance. Advanced RF transceiver architecture such as direct modulation transmitter and low-IF single conversion receiver with optimized digital baseband algorithms will be designed to achieve optimal power, cost and performance. New features, for instance, 2Mbps PHY and low energy (LE) long range will be developed to double the speed and quadruple the range. Two tapeouts have been planned to produce Bluetooth 5 ready BLE SoC with reference design. The project delivers a comprehensive set of IP portfolio and IC solution supporting the Bluetooth 5 standard. This project enables our customers to capture this rapidly growing market with faster, smarter and more reliable connected devices based on BLE technology.