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BOPS Inc. Introduces ManArray Compiler for matlabR
PALO ALTO, CALIF. and CHAPEL HILL, N.C., November 1, 1999 – BOPS Inc. has released its ManArray Compiler for MATLABÒ(MCM), the next BOPS product in a series of new digital signal processor technologies for system-on-a-chip (S-O-C) consumer media and communications applications.
"Our goal is to give our manufacturing customers production-ready code," said Mark Bowles, president of BOPS Inc. "Software development is one of the long-lead steps from new-product design to production, and we're working on products to minimize that step and shorten time to market.
"The ManArray DSP product family is targeted to accelerate system-on-a-chip manufacturers' time from product concept to high-volume shipments by providing high-performance, scaleable and reusable DSP IP cores and an advanced set of software tool technologies. The Man Array technology has been designed to quickly and easily integrate into MIPS Òand ARM Ôprocessor-based S-O-Cs," said Bowles.
The MCM compiles MATLAB Ò M-files directly to ManArray assembly code. The associated ManArray Vector Math Library enables the core mathematical capabilities of MATLAB to achieve very highly optimized performance.
The MCM is a vector compiler. It takes advantage of the inherently parallel element-wise operations among vectors.
The ManArray Vector Math Library is a highly optimized library of element-wise vector operations. The library can be used with the MCM or without it from other languages and compilers.
BOPS Inc. is a fast-growing 2-year-old company that develops and licenses leading-edge DSP technology to high-volume manufacturers of S-O-C (system-on-a-chip) semiconductors for application in consumer media and communication products. The BOPS family of low-power and high-performance DSP co-processor cores enables licensees of ARM, MIPS and other host microprocessors to extend their existing platforms in communications and consumer media products to the next generation and beyond.
The BOPS approach to the S-O-C design process is comprehensive and includes a complete set of tools supporting customer evaluation and design efforts at all levels. This includes a complete selection of tools for SW programming, S-O-C codesign, S-O-C coverification, synthesis and physical design. BOPS is based in Palo Alto, Calif., with product development offices in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Website: www.bops.com)
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