"My team has been working with EnSilica and the eSi-RISC processor for a number of years over a number of IC developments, and the level of service and quality of the IP they provide is excellent. During the processor evaluation, EnSilica’s level of support was excellent. We were able to demonstrate that the configurability and custom instructions provided us with real technical differentiation compared to other CPU cores.
As part of the license agreement, EnSilica also provided a design services package to deliver a complete multi-processor AMBA sub-systems including cache memory, USB and all the key peripherals required for our application. This included external APB buses to allow us to connect our own IPs. The delivery came complete with software API and examples allowing us to quickly implement our own application code on an FPGA platform in parallel with the chip development.
During the process we requested a number of changes to the system which were turned around very quickly and efficiently. Outsourcing the processor sub-system to EnSilica helped reduce our IC development time and allowed us to focus on our end application specific IPs and differentiation. The flexible multi-processor architecture has helped us developed novel security features to meet FIPS security certification.
We plan to continue to use eSi-RISC IP in future products and will use their services to support our ongoing chip development activities. "
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