Peter Clarke, EETimes
11/4/2010 9:05 AM EDT
LONDON – Achronix Semiconductor Corp. will be including the hard Quickpath IP core in support of processor communications on forthcoming field programmable gate arrays enabled by Intel manufacturing.
Quickpath Interconnect is a point-to-point processor interconnect developed by Intel to compete with HyperTransport. The move looks set to be a pre-cursor to the inclusion of one or multiple hard Intel processor cores on an Achronix FPGA.
It adds fuel to the idea of the importance of multicore-processor-array-plus-FPGA-fabric as a generalized design platform going forward. It supports the idea that the Intel-Achronix deal parallels an FPGA-processor collaboration announced by Xilinx Inc. and ARM Holdings plc in October 2009.
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