San Jose, Calif. -- May 3, 2006
-- PLDApplications (PLDA) today announced a licensing agreement for its AHB / PCI Bridge IP controller that is integrated in Focus Enhancements' Talaria Ultra Wideband (UWB) product.
"We offer a chip-set, taped out in March, that delivers UWB technology," explains Mike Kelly, Vice President of marketing at Focus Enhancements. "Our technology, called Talaria, is at the forefront of the UWB space and offers the greatest bandwidth available to the market today for media-centric applications and standard WiMedia UWB implementations. We needed a proven bridging solution, and chose PLDA's IP because we knew it could reliably handle large data transfers off the chip to the PCI environment."
"PLDA's AHB / PCI Bridge IP is the market's leading solution for AHB / PCI bridging needs," explains Arnaud Schleich, co-founder and vice president of PLDA. "Our PCI and PCI Express products benefit from over ten years of PCI experience and are silicon proven in both ASIC and FPGA environments." Configurable in host or simple bridge mode, the IP includes integrated DMA that significantly relieves the processing load on the system's CPU.
The UWB standard brings the promise of a wireless home one step closer, supporting the distribution of television programs, movies, games, and other megabit-intensive data. It does so by offering a low-power, high-bandwidth standard that occupies a dedicated spectrum (3 GHz to 10 GHz), which ensures that it doesn't interfere with existing wireless technologies.
TALARIA UWB technology is well-suited for a variety of consumer electronics, including PCs, printers, high-definition television (HDTV), media centers/servers, personal video recorders like TiVo, digital cameras, digital video camcorders, DVD recorders, cell phones, large-memory personal digital assistants and external network hard drives.About PLDA
PLDA designs and sells a wide range of ASIC and FPGA interfacing solutions for the PCI and derivative markets (PCI Express, PCI-X, and PCI). The company has offices in the US and Europe and an international distribution network. It offers complete solutions, including IP cores, hardware, software, consulting services, and comprehensive technical support provided directly by the IP designers. For additional information about PLD Applications, please visit http://www.plda.com
.About Focus Enhancements, Inc.
Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ CM: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The companys Semiconductor Group (http://www.focussemi.com
) develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. The company's System Group develops video products for the digital media markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the companys SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.Focusinfo.com