Signal Processing DesignLine Blog
Following up on this week's hot topic, Forward Concepts weighs in on the ST-NXP-EMP merger. The key quote:
EMP is currently employing licensed CEVA-X DSP cores in their UMTS/HSPA baseband. STMicroelectronics doesn't have a 3G baseband, yet. The 400 ASIC designers that ST acquired from Nokia last year are likely working on that now. To the new company, NXP has contributed its Embedded Vector Processor (EVP) DSP chip, currently shipping in TD-SCDMA cellphones for China, and slated for HSPA basebands, soon. We've been briefed on the EVP architecture and it appears to be powerful enough for LTE, so we'll bet on it as the "one to ride."