|[April 24, 2012]
Algotochip Industry's First Company to Deliver Complete SoC GDSII From C Models of Algorithms
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Algotochip, specialists in converting C models of algorithms directly to
a complete SoC silicon IP, today announced delivery of a SoC silicon
solution for mimoOn's mi!MobilePHYTM (LTE (News - Alert) UE PHY) reference
chain. mimoOn, the definitive leader LTE software products for software
defined radio (SDR) platforms, delivered fully functional reference code
for the LTE UE PHY standard to Algotochip. Within a period of 12 weeks,
Algotochip successfully completed the SoC GDSII for mimoOn's C-code.
"Based on this evaluation, we are very impressed with Algotochip's
ability to deliver a complete GDSII solution from our LTE UE reference
C-chain in a very short time-frame," said Peter Walther, VP of Sales at
mimoOn. "We believe that Algotochip technology is a paradigm shift in
the semiconductor industry and look forward to partnering with
Algotochip on additional projects."
Algotochip received standard ANSI C-code and test vectors to simulate
the code's functionality, from mimoOn. Based on these inputs, Algotochip
successfully generated an optimal SoC for the C-code that is very
efficient both in terms of scheduling and power. The silicon solution
created by Algotochip included the following deliverables:
A fully customized programmable micro-controller and programmable DSP
along with the C compiler, assembler, linker and cycle accurate
simulator and firmware for the programmable solution. All these are
designed specifically for mimoOn's mi!MobilePHY C-code.
A fully customized SoC with ideal HW/SW partitioning consiting of
programmable, non-programmable and system-level solutions.
A cycle-accurate simulator for the entire SoC and complete
Fully synthesizable RTL, generated in Verilog for the entire SoC.
A complete GDSII, based on mimoOn's mi!MobilePHY C-code, for multiple
nanometer process nodes.
"The digital solution we provide to our customer is unique to that
customer and completely owned by that customer," said Satish
Padmanabhan, CTO Algotochip. Once we receive the C-code and all
test-vectors to verify it, Algotochip does all the work involved in
creating a complete digital solution including all the necessary
software and firmware for the SoC. The customer doesn't have to learn
any new tools and can focus on the product specification and algorithms
- realizing the digital solution through our relationship."
mimoOn GmbH (News - Alert), headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, is a leading licensor
of LTE Software IP for mobile devices & wireless infrastructure.
mimoOn's portfolio of products includes LTE Physical Layer (PHY)
software for mobile terminals and small cells (Pico/Femto) as well as
small cell software for the Protocol Stack (L2/L3), advanced PHY
algorithms on multi-core SDR platforms, SON, schedulers and radio
resource management. mimoOn provides a complete porting optimization and
verification service as well as a roadmap to future 3GPP releases. For
more information, please visit http://www.mimoOn.de.
Algotochip is the industry's first company to provide complete SoC GDSII
from Algorithms written in C-code in as little as 8 weeks. The company's
patented approach provides five direct benefits to the customer: 1)
Algotochip enables the customer to realize the complete custom SoC from
their C-code in a very short time. Algotochip fully supports industry
standard ANSI C-code; 2) There is no need to license any 3rd
party IP cores for the SoC nor pay royalties, as all the components of
the SoC are custom designed for the user algorithm; 3) Algotochip
enables the customer to quickly explore the potential area, power, and
cost for envisioned products; 4) Algotochip enables the customer to
explore different implementation choices in terms of process technology
and fabrication houses; and 5) Algotochip achieves significantly lower
power through proprietary power aware architecture design.
The company is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.
For additional information, please visit http://www.algotochip.com.
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