Freescale V2 ColdFire Standard Product Platform (SPP) to be used for IC power metering
CAMPBELL, California – November 20, 2008 – IPextreme®, Inc., the company bringing famous IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, today announced that Teridian Semiconductor Corp., a leading supplier of mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) used in energy, automation, networking, and secure access systems, has licensed Freescale’s V2 ColdFire® SPP IP core through IPextreme. Teridian selected the V2 ColdFire core after evaluating several processor cores for use in the company’s power metering solutions.
“We found the V2 ColdFire core to offer the best balance between cost and performance for large scale smart metering applications requiring integrated communications capabilities,” said Kourosh Boutorabi, vice president and general manager of metering products at Teridian Semiconductor. “The expansive ecosystem around the ColdFire cores combined with IPextreme’s demonstrated expertise in IP integration created additional value for us.”
“As a market leader, Teridian was looking for a 32-bit microprocessor with very good area, power, performance and price characteristics, along with a rich set of peripherals that would extend their lead into the future,” said Rick Tomihiro, vice president of marketing for IPextreme. “The V2 ColdFire Standard Product Platform, is the perfect fit.”
About Teridian Semiconductor
Teridian Semiconductor designs, sells and provides engineering support for its mixed-signal integrated circuits used in energy, automation, networking, and secure access systems. These ICs connect our customers’ digital systems to the analog inputs of our world found in utility metering, industrial automation, set top box, digital TV, voice over IP, electronic identity and point of sale applications.
Teridian Semiconductor is Simplifying System integration™ for its customers with a focus on accelerating system development, and reducing the engineering time required to achieve production. For more information, visit http://www.teridian.com.
About IPextreme Inc.
IPextreme licenses famous semiconductor IP (intellectual property) and methodologies developed by large semiconductor companies to chip designers worldwide. These production-proven IP products serve both broad horizontal markets and specific verticals such as consumer and automotive, and are provided in a process-independent and EDA-neutral format for easy use by the widest range of customers. With a decade of experience in developing, packaging, licensing and supporting IP, IPextreme offers a complete business solution that allows semiconductor companies to strategically leverage their internal IP portfolio and expand overall revenue. The company has offices in Campbell, California; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan with representatives in China, India, Israel, Korea and Taiwan. For additional information, please visit www.ip-extreme.com