DULUTH, Ga.--March 7, 2006
--SoC Solutions today announced the availability of ready-to-use IP subsystems for the Cortus ultra-low power, very small, high-performance 32-bit processor core targeting the 8/16-bit upgrade market. The Pre-Integrated IP(TM) (PIP) includes support for the APS2 processor for high-speed, 32-bit, performance-focused applications; and the APS3 processor, a 16/32-bit variant targeting code density sensitive applications.
The new PIP products provide all the necessary bus controllers, timers, interrupt controllers, UARTs, SRAM controllers, and I/O interfaces. Each PIP also includes device drivers and boot code needed to start developing application software immediately.
Two PIP products are available now for use with the Cortus microprocessors: the low gate count APS-PIP for small low-power applications, and the APS-PIP-A with AMBA AHB system bus and APB peripherals bus for more complex SoC applications. The PIPS were designed to be smaller for efficient SoC designs without the unnecessary features found in many commercial cores.
The cores are available in synthesizable HDL source, or optimized FPGA netlist formats. Designers can easily add custom logic or additional IP cores for applications such as factory automation, automotive systems, hand-held devices, motor controls, or intelligent toys.
About SoC Solutions
SoC Solutions LLC develops products for the SoC design market. Their products enable designers to quickly develop embedded processor-based chip designs by providing fully integrated and pre-tested hardware/software platform-based solutions. SoC Solutions is privately funded and incorporated in March of 2000 in Duluth, Georgia. The founders are senior-level engineers and engineering managers with many years in SoC, ASIC, and embedded-systems hardware and software design. For more information go to www.socsolutions.com.
About Cortus, S.A.
Cortus, S.A. is an innovator in high-performance, ultra-low-power 16/32-bit embedded processor cores for digital consumer, security, networking, automotive and industrial applications. Cortus provides at no additional cost a base set of peripherals and a reference design running on a Xilinx Spartan3 development system. Cortus and its partners offer complete solutions for both FPGA and ASIC designers. The company is based in Montpellier, France with offices in Silicon Valley, CA and can be reached at +33 4.67.13.01.90, (650) 465-3855 or http://www.cortus.com.