eSilicon reduces processor size by 55%, targets digital printer applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 04, 2007 - eSilicon Corporation, a pioneering semiconductor Value Chain Producer (VCP), today announced it has implemented an ARM926EJ-ST processor core for TAK Imaging, a leading provider of image processor solutions for the consumer photo printer market. The eSilicon® implementation of the core is 55% smaller than available pre-hardened cores, making it an ideal solution for the cost-sensitive photo printer market.
TAK Imaging needed a small, cost-effective solution for its digital printer chip. However, pre-hardened cores offered by foundries are typically optimized for maximum performance at the expense of power and area. eSilicon focused on design for minimal area when hardening the ARM® core. By targeting TAK Imaging's specific cache configuration and speed requirements, eSilicon was able to reduce the overall core size by more than half compared to other off-the-shelf, pre-hardened core offerings in the same process technology.
"We have seen a growing demand for specialized implementations of ARM processor cores in situations where either a pre-hardened core was not available in the required process technology, or where the available pre-hardened cores failed to meet our customers' needs," said Hugh Durdan, vice president of Marketing, eSilicon. "By using our ARM processor expertise and internal development techniques, we were able to design the core implementation to fit TAK Imaging's specific requirements."
"eSilicon's implementation of the ARM926EJ-S processor core enabled us to significantly reduce the die size and cost of our printer controller chip and enabled us to focus on the value-added application-level features of our solution rather than spending our time on the details of the physical implementation of the device," said Christian Joly, CEO, TAK Imaging.
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