Free drag and drop communications protocol core
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - June 12, 2000 - Triscend Corporation, the leading provider of Configurable System-on-Chip (CSoC) technology for the communications market, today announced the availability of a high-level data link control (HDLC) core from the FastChipTM CSoC Development System's soft module library. HDLC is an ISO communications protocol used in various data networking applications including xDSL, SONET, cellular base stations, edge routers and switches.
"We specialize in providing our customers with robust design platforms - essentially 80% of the engineering done out-of-the-box - so that they can achieve fast time-to-market," said Barry Chaffin, Director of Marketing at Triscend. "Our Configurable System-on-Chip platform is targeted at communications applications, so the HDLC core was a natural addition to the other communications cores in the FastChip library."
"Our top priority is helping our customers achieve faster time-to-market, and tools are the most critical factor," said Chris Balough, vice president of strategic planning at Triscend. "Our first step was to make FastChip powerful, while keeping it simple to use. Next we partnered with leading processor and EDA tool providers to offer a comprehensive and seamless flow. Now, by making this CSoC development tool suite available via the Internet, we are minimizing the time it takes to access these world-class tools."
Designers can integrate Triscend's HDLC core in seconds via drag-and-drop within Triscend's FastChip software. The core is parameterizable, allowing specification of the core via an easy-to-use graphical user interface for the implementation of advanced features such as CRC, overflow/underflow and zero insertion. Triscend offers example designs demonstrating integration of the HDLC core with either a FIFO or a DMA interface.
The FastChip CSoC Development System manages the overall CSoC design flow. Using FastChip, designers can configure the on-chip embedded programmable logic with the included library of soft logic modules or with custom-created logic using industry-standard EDA tools. Like the HDLC core, all modules in the library can be integrated via drag-and-drop into the CSoC device's embedded programmable logic.
The HDLC core is immediately available as part of the FastChip library. For information on how to obtain FastChip, please contact Triscend Sales Support via www.triscend.com/IndexSalesSupport.html or call Triscend at (650) 968-8668.
Triscend Corporation is the leading provider of Configurable System-on-Chip (CSoC) devices - a single-chip combination of a dedicated industry-standard microprocessor, embedded programmable logic, a dedicated system bus, and memory. Targeted at the communications market, Triscend CSoC devices, along with the FastChipTM Software Development System, fill the gap between fully custom system-on-chips and application specific standard products, providing the next level of integration, time-to-market and programmability. Founded in 1997, Triscend is privately held and venture capital funded and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. More information on Triscend is available at www.triscend.com or by calling (650) 968-8668.
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