Network-on-Chip (NoC) interconnect technology pioneer enables faster frequencies with smaller gate count and lower power consumption
SUNNYVALE, California — January 29, 2013 — Arteris Inc., the inventor and only supplier of silicon-proven commercial network-on-chip (NoC) interconnect IP solutions, today announced that MegaChips Corporation of Osaka, Japan, has selected Arteris FlexNoC fabric IP for use within next-generation imaging SoCs.
From our experience with Arteris’ NoC technology over the years, we knew that Arteris FlexNoC IP was the fastest interconnect fabric for SoCs with multiple initiator and target IP blocks. However, we were surprised that FlexNoC could continue to run at fast design frequencies with a significantly lower gate count and less power consumption than alternative bus fabrics.
Gen Sasaki, General Manager of Division No.2, MegaChips Corporation
MegaChips previously licensed Arteris’ inter-chip link IP products for chip-to-chip connectivity. They chose Arteris’ FlexNoC interconnect fabric IP to support the small size and low power consumption requirements for the world’s most advanced imaging SoCs. These image processing SoCs must instantaneously balance the competing needs for high throughput while being able to maintain extremely low latencies for real-time response, all while consuming as little battery power as possible.
Arteris FlexNoC was the only commercial SoC interconnect fabric IP able to meet these competing requirements at the gate counts and power consumption required by MegaChips and its customer.
“From our experience with Arteris’ NoC technology over the years, we knew that Arteris FlexNoC IP was the fastest interconnect fabric for SoCs with multiple initiator and target IP blocks. However, we were surprised that FlexNoC could continue to run at fast design frequencies with a significantly lower gate count and less power consumption than alternative bus fabrics,” said Gen Sasaki, General Manager of Division No.2, MegaChips Corporation.
“MegaChips’ choice of Arteris FlexNoC interconnect IP not only gives us the best possible performance for our SoCs, but also allows our team members to perform detailed architectural analysis using FlexNoC’s built-in FlexExplorer simulation module and its SystemC model export capabilities. We can easily use FlexNoC SystemC models within our existing Synopsys Platform Architect MCO environment to perform system-level analysis and communicate requirements to internal and customer design teams.”
“MegaChips started with our interchip link technology and moved to using our FlexNoC interconnect. We are honored to have earned the trust of MegaChips with Arteris’ technology, products and support,” said K. Charles Janac, President and CEO of Arteris. “Our collaboration is resulting in the world’s fastest image processing SoCs for the world’s best consumer devices.”
Arteris, Inc. provides Network-on-Chip interconnect IP and tools to accelerate System-on-Chip semiconductor (SoC) assembly for a wide range of applications. Results obtained by using the Arteris product line include lower power, higher performance, more efficient design reuse and faster development of ICs, SoCs and FPGAs.
Founded by networking experts and offering the first commercially available Network-on-Chip IP products, Arteris operates globally with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and an engineering center in Paris, France. Arteris is a private company backed by a group of international investors including ARM Holdings, Crescendo Ventures, DoCoMo Capital, Qualcomm Incorporated, Synopsys, TVM Capital, and Ventech. More information can be found at www.arteris.com.
MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE: 6875) was established in 1990 as an innovative fabless company dedicated to system LSIs with the goal of integrating LSIs and systems knowledge. Their focus is on the development of cutting-edge system LSIs and systems products incorporating original algorithms and architecture in the areas of imaging, audio, and communications, and using the advances they achieve to offer outstanding products and solutions that meet the needs of their clients. For additional information, please visit: http://www.megachips.co.jp/english/.
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