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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