R], a premier supplier of intelligent on-chip communications solutions, said today that its SonicsMX product has been selected by Core Logic as part of the company's chip design for a multimedia product with HD video.
The selection of SonicsMX provides Core Logic a full-featured, high-speed on-chip network that simplifies SoC design.
The advanced fabric features and data flow services available in SonicsMX facilitated rapid integration of Texas Instruments' OCP-based IVA video processing, 2D/3D graphics acceleration, and ISP image processing subsystems.
SonicsMX allows a diverse set of latency-sensitive application software processing and high-bandwidth graphics and video processing applications to operate optimally on the same chip by offering quality of service guarantees, state-of-the art power minimization techniques, such as fine and coarse grained clock gating, integrated firewalls for advanced security management, and error management services to enhance the overall stability of the SoC.
By employing the well-proven SonicsMX
or SonicsLX SMART Interconnect solution as the foundation SoC architecture and connecting SonicsExpress to that foundation, SoC developers can maintain architecture consistency and improve their competitive advantages while utilizing standard EDA flows to complete their projects.
is the defacto standard interconnect solution for highly integrated or performance SoCs.
An interconnect-centric platform SoC strategy, based on SonicsMX
, enables Ricoh to add significant flexibility into our SoC design process and accommodate more aggressive software development, which is where we can differentiate.
This new release of SonicsMX
focuses on significant improvements to our existing advanced clock gating features to further reduce idle power dissipation.
There is also an added bonus of a seamless upgrade to SonicsMX
One of the key breakthroughs associated with this announcement is the ability for SoC developers to seamlessly migrate their SystemC-based SonicsMX
configurations into an RTL form ready for functional verification and logic synthesis.
is designed to effectively control on-chip performance and data bandwidth.
Sonics' SMART Interconnects, such as SonicsMX
, are now recognized as a critical ingredient to implementing "platform" SoC architectures.