In September, XMOS
announced that it had raised $15 million in a Series-E funding round, led by a strategic investment by Infineon Technologies.
Unlike traditional MCU makers, XMOS
offers a complete professional development toolset free-of-charge.
According to XMOS
, the platform is based on its devices and allows high performance control, interface and computational blocks in software.
event-driven processors combine the code efficiency of a reduced instruction set computing (RISC) processor, the computational performance of a complex digital signal processor, and the flexibility of implementing peripherals--such as USB 2.0, Ethernet, and graphics controllers--through user-defined C code, not silicon.
This streamlined flow, coupled with world-class support, will enable XMOS
to reduce turnaround time considerably.
Writing and downloading code requires the XMOS
tools that can operate in a command-line or Eclipse-based mode.
Some examples of this new class of devices are the ECA-64 from Element CXI and XS1-G from XMOS
Powered form the host workstation's USB port, the XC-1 development board from XMOS
features the XSI G4 programmable chip.