Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has been tapped to build the new Manta DSP for BOPS Inc.
The production announcement came Tuesday at the Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose, a day after Billions of Operations Per Second Inc. (BOPS) announced production availability of the Manta device.
The Manta DSP integrates the BOPS2040XL DSP core with PCI, SDRAM and a MIPS SysA/D bus I/O. At 150 MHz, Manta provides 24 bops and 1.3 GFLOP performance in a single chip, according to BOPS.
Cadence Design Services implemented the BOPS DSP and I/O intellectual property, which was then manufactured by TSMC in a standard 0.25-micron process.
"Our agreement with BOPS is another example of two industry leaders working together to meet an exploding demand for increasingly complex intellectual property," said Peyman Kazemkhani, director of IP alliances at TSMC.