Advanced processor cores available now enables highest quality video display on HD TVs and other video appliances
Eindhoven, Netherlands -- May 9th, 2007 -- Silicon Hive announced the HiveFlex VSP2200 Series of processor cores for video signal processing applications, with a licensing program starting now. The HiveFlex VSP2200 Series targets HD widescreen TVs with high quality video displays. The HiveFlex VSP 2200 series is built upon a tiled architecture. A tile is fully programmable and can support various video processing algorithms, including, image stabilization, codecs, de-interlacing, picture rate up-conversion, spatial scaling, etc., for displays up to HD (1920 x 1080) and beyond.
The VSP 2200 series builds on the 2100 series that was released last year. It is not only easier to program but is also more efficient in silicon area and power dissipation for the same performance needs. Hence it addresses the real-life requirements of SoC and system designers. The entire video pipeline can be implemented on a VSP-based system, consisting of repeated use of the hardware tiles with different software running on each tile. TV and SoC manufacturers now have a complete platform to bring their products to market quickly, with the possibility of incorporating either their own or even 3rd party algorithms in software.
The HiveFlex VSP2200 series of processor cores are delivered as synthesizable soft IP with a complete I/O subsystem for easy integration, and a full suite of test and verification tools. In addition the company sells the HiveGates FPGA based real time hardware emulation system for quick prototyping exercises. Ease of use has been maintained as with other HiveFlex processors by maintaining C programmability via Silicon Hive’s HiveCC™ compiler technology.
George Szanto, Silicon Hive’s Vice President of Marketing said, " The HiveFlex VSP2200 is an improvement over Silicon Hive's VSP2100 Video Signal Processing core that we announced last Fall. The new product has been simplified by removing one of the processor cores from the design. The VSP2200 is now smaller in size, but it still maintains the ability to perform the same functions as our earlier product. In addition, by simplifying the multi-core design, end users and application programmers benefit because it's easier to program the new VSP2200."
Silicon Hive will be demonstrating an implementation of the HiveFlex VSP2200 series processor during the exhibition hours of the 2007 ESEC show in Tokyo (16-18th May).
About Silicon Hive B.V.
Silicon Hive is a worldwide supplier of semiconductor intellectual property. The company designs, builds and licenses application-specific solutions for communications, imaging, and video processing using its tuned programmable HiveFlex processor cores. IP cores are supported by HiveCC program development tools, and partner supplied application libraries. Silicon Hive products enable semiconductor and consumer electronics companies to make fully programmable System-on-Chips (SoCs) improving time to market performance. The patented technology originates from 10 years of research within Philips Research and more recent improvements, additions, and commercialization by Silicon Hive. Silicon Hive B.V. is a venture funded company with investments from New Venture Partners LLC, TVM Capital GmbH, and Philips. http://www.siliconhive.com